Shopping Small

Shopping Small

Why Shopping Small Is So Important, Now More Than Ever.

I don’t need to tell you that the last two years have been challenging, we all lived through it and hopefully now we’re coming out the other side. However, with the rising costs of fuel, gas and electric, food and just about everything else it appears we have a new challenge on our hands. We’re all in this together right?

Did you know that at the start of 2021 99.2% of the total business population was made up of small businesses. That’s pretty amazing! We’re contributing so much to not only the economy but also our local communities. That’s one of the reasons why supporting small is now more important than ever! Small businesses aren’t like the big boys, they provide a personal customer service experience as usually its a very small team or just an individual behind the scenes. So sometimes you’re providing an income for small business owner and sometimes you’re allowing that small business to provide jobs for people in the local community so its a win win.

Running a small business allows many people to work around their home life. It creates a more flexible environment for parents to spend more time with their children, or provide them with an extra income to spend on life experiences for their children. If 2020 taught us anything it’s that spending time with our loved ones is so important.

So in what is set to be another challenging year what can you do? Well you can of course make a purchase but it’s about more than that. Every like, comment, share and save on social media enables small businesses like us to reach more people. And good old fashioned word of mouth certainly helps too, tell your friends, family, colleagues, social groups and your communities all about your favourite small businesses.

Gift ideas for the little ones

Gift ideas for the little ones

Gift ideas for the little ones

Friday is here and we’ve got some great gifts in-store to help keep the kids happy and entertained this weekend!

We love supporting small brands who care about our precious planet, and here we’re showcasing just some of our favourite kids brands which you’ll find when popping into our bricks & mortar stores in Derby and Trentham.

First off, Danish brand Fabelab. We love stocking their eco friendly products which are made with a sustainable mindset and lots of love. Their ‘Fab Friends’ dolls have been such a hit in-store, and their stainless steel and silicon water bottles are our favourites for those weekend adventures.

We’re also in love with the gorgeous puzzles and games by Londji, which are lovingly designed and made in Barcelona. Their beautiful illustrations are inspired by nature, and their hand knitted finger puppets, craft kits and stickers are all great picks for imaginative and creative play.

Bloomingville is one of our top selling brands; we love their Nordic take on interiors for the little ones. Their gorgeous pocket sized dolls are great for role play and their nature inspired suitcase puzzles are perfect to take on weekend mini breaks.

Meri Meri is one of our ‘go-to’ brands for kids! Their products are inspired by childhood imagination and their colouring in posters are super sellers in both our stores. We love having gifts to help kids get creative.

We also stock a great selection of books that are perfect for young minds to discover more about the natural world and their place in it. We love selecting stories and crafts books to inspire the next generation, and we’re passionate about stocking a diverse range.


We hope you enjoyed having a little peek inside our Derby bricks & mortar store and finding out about some of our super kids brands.


Happy exploring with us!


We can’t wait to see you in store x