• 8 Small Businesses To Support This Black Friday

    Everyone around the world knows that it’s Black Friday, the annual celebration the day after the American Thanksgiving to shop great deals before Christmas. I wanted to share with you guys my favourite small businesses both ethically friendly and not to shop this Black Friday and support the small guys during this pandemic. Now, you don’t have to go crazy this year and do some unnecessary shopping but if you really need to, these are the guys to check out.


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    Now you should all know by now how much I love OneNine5 and will always support them in their endevours and with every new release they bring out. If you didn’t know, OneNine5 create ethically made and recycled organisation and travel products whether it’s liquid squeezy bottles or a washbag with so many compartments for your beauty and hygiene products. In a range of 4 colours they currently have, these are perfect for all genders and are very versatile for anything you need organising. I currently own their Komodo Pink washbag and liquid bottles and have ordered their  Moeraki Grey essentials pouch on pre-order which will arrive shortly this month. They have some great deals live on their website including FREE UK delivery on orders over £30 or more, FREE European shipping on orders over £50 or more, an extended returns policy until Jan 31st 2021 and the best bit 25% off all of their wash bag colours including the newly released Miho Black to make them £36.75 (instead of £49) and 20% off all of their NEW eco essential pouches in all colours making them £20 (instead of £25). You can shop the whole website below.

    OneNine5’s colour options are:

    • • Havelock Blue – Named after the small island that forms part of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal in India. The incredible blue waters house some of the best reefs for diving in the whole of Asia.
    • • Komodo Pink – Named after the pink beach you’ll find on Komodo Island in Indonesia. The island is also native to komodo dragons.
    • • Moeraki Grey – Gets it’s name from the giant boulders at Koekohe Beach on New Zealand’s South Island. They formed approximately 60 million years ago and are a must see when you visit that island.
    • • *NEW* Miho Black – Inspired by the long strip of black volcanic sand on the Miho Peninsula in Japan. The beach is overlooked by Mount Fuji, one of the most recognisable volcanic mountains in Asia and quite possibly around the world.

    READ MORE: 8 Tips To Packing Your Liquids + OneNine5 Washbag Review


    Another favourite of mine to be eco friendly is Pela Case. This is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for a new phone case, phone grip or card wallet to attach to your phone as well as ear pod cases. All of their cases, phone accessories and ear pod cases are completely compostable and will break down when places in the soil. This way you do not need to worry about anything going to waste because it will all break down and is made of plant based polymers. They are based in Canada and also ship from there with delivery usually taking around 3-5 days to the UK. You can save up to 50% across the whole website and when you order 4 items you get more discounts and extra items.


    English Bridge Flowers is a favourite of mine that I found when I visited Shrewsbury in November last year. Lynne makes the most gorgeous brightly coloured dried flower arrangements, wreaths and displays for any occasion. At the beinning of the 1st lockdown, Lynne kindly gifted me one of her rainbow wreaths in support of the NHS and to bring smiles to peoples faces and it’s still going strong. It cheers me up on a daily basis and I love all of the arrangements she creates. If you are local to Shrewsbury or know someone who is, why not surprise them with a dried flower piece from Lynne’s lovely little stall and shop located in the Market Hall.


    Catkin Studio is a new find of mine. A little like English Bridge Flowers, Louise creates the most beautiful dried flower displays and decorations including her signature bell jars and hanging flower tubes. Louise’s studio is based in Glasgow, Scotland and can delivery to anywhere in the UK. Her style of arrangements feature a lot of warmer colours but she can also tailor your piece(s) to your tastes and she also does dried flower piece for weddings and sympathy flowers as well. So whatever occasion you are looking for, Louise will be able to create what you are looking for.


    The lovely Paulina has just started her little business Needle & Stitch to create handsewn felt decorations and keyrings. Paulina currently has a range of Christmas decorations and cute animals on her shop and I’m sure more will come. She will also create custom pieces for you, so get in touch and let her quote some gorgeous and cute pieces for you and your loved ones.

    Needle & Stitch have 15% off their entire site until the end of the week. Paulina is accepting orders up until the 10th Dec. Paulina is also running a Christmas giveaway on her Instagram which goes live at 11am, so make sure you follow and enter to be in with a chance of winning.


    Peck + Plum London is a handcrafted lifestyle brand known for creating lifestyle and homeware pieces using textures and natural materials and the Earths natural stones incuding marble, granite and charcoal. Their pieces are created using an eco friendly composite called Jesmonite. As they are inspired by the Earths natural stones, they take advange of the intrinsic chamelionic natural quality of Jesmonite. Composed of acrylic resin and gypsum, Jesmonite has the adaptability and capability of replicating the apprarance and texture of any surface. It is a very eco friendly alternative to concrete, resin and plaster. Ayla creates homeware pieces including display trays, coasters, storage pots, dishes and now silk scrunchies. I’m sure more awesome homeware pieces and decor will come to her store so keep your eyes peeled.

    Peck + Plum London currently have a FREE gift on offer with every purchase and the FREE gift could literally be anything from their store. Plus 10% of every order will be donated to various charities to support any current Humanitarian Crisis.


    If you love the witchy and spooky dark side when it comes to your jewellery or you know someone who does, Obsidian Hollow is the place for you to buy your jewellery. Kayleigh is absolutely gorgeous and makes so many amazing pieces to add to your spooky collection. Based in the West Midlands and recently set up her small company to create jewellery, she definitely needs a little love and support during the pandemic. Her store currently doesn’t have any Black Friday deals listed, but if and when she does I will update this post and let you know. You can shop her collection below.

    Obsidian Hollow has FREE UK delivery avaliable on all orders and has 15% off their entire site.


    Jen’s shop All & Wondery is based in Manchester and has just been created during the lockdown. If you are a lover of Disney, cute and magical jewellery, then this is the shop for you. Jen’s store quote is “jewellery and trinkets for dreamers” and I totally agree. Some of her pieces that are just too adorable include the pastel rainbow Mickey pretzel bracelet and the Snowflake Charm bracelet which is perfect for Christmas.

    All & Wondery has 10% off the whole website when you use the code: EXTRA10 and FREE UK delivery on every order.


    Which small businesses are you supporting this year? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to check them out.

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