Grassroots campaign by small business owners seeks to address the unfair advantage given to big retailers this year – encouraging people to #ShopEthicalInstead

A community of small businesses has banded together to encourage people to #ShopEthicalInstead and think about the positive impact their purchases could have this Christmas, at a time when many are re-evaluating their choices as a result of Covid-19, and other issues such as climate change.  32 million people have been supporting local and small businesses online since the country first went into lockdown in March – almost half the UK’s population! 55% of the population intend to consciously spend more in local shops after lockdown as a show of…

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Ethical brands unite to support small business this Black Friday

It’s almost the time of year again where shoppers flock to the streets and hit their computers to snap up a pre-Christmas bargain. Although originally an American tradition, Black Friday is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with shoppers reportedly spending £2.9bn last year. Black Friday is a time when retailers encourage us to bag a bargain – often shopping for things that we don’t really need or want, with queues forming outside hours before the shops even open. A survey by Traidcraft found that 54% of shoppers admitted to…

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