The desire to buy British and support small local businesses has grown during lockdown!
Independent British brands, grateful for the opportunity to shine, are now looking towards a better future, particularly on the High Street. Paula, Founder of BRITISH design BRITISH made, has long been a champion of British designer makers, showcasing many talented artisans from the local area to the outer reaches of our British Isles.
Why import high volumes of product when British made products are more often better quality, made without cruelty to animals and by adults paid a regulated living wage? The impact on our planet is huge. We’ve simply got to think more carefully about what we buy.says Paula
Keen to work in collaboration with other small business owners, BRITISH design BRITISH made is hosting two children’s clothing brands in its bricks and mortar store for the next two weeks. Knatty Knitters, based in East Sussex, is run by two friends, Kathy and Sharon who have been knitting together since 2014. They hand-knit beautiful modern knits for today’s active kids.
The other visiting brand is Roundabout Childrenswear. Based in Portsmouth, Jo’s aim has always been ‘to celebrate our great British sewing heritage and to design clothes that surprise and delight children, clothes that are a little bit different.’ She was thrilled when her designs were included in Prince Charles’ Highgrove Shop in Tetbury.
Paula, Kathy and Jo are excited to be working in collaboration, “It is such a challenging time for all businesses, but one of the good things to have come out of the pandemic is the way it has brought people together. We’ve been busy curating co-ordinating outfits we think Paula’s Battle customers will love.”
The children’s clothing event will run until 9 September. You can find BRITISH design BRITISH made on Battle’s High Street.