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Shop Local Southampton
Somewhere to share local alternatives to the usual chains, hidden gems, and support local business and the community.
Based in Hampshire, UK and formulated by Sian Louise, Obvs Skincare is extremely effective and is suitable for adults and children who may be prone to eczema / psoriasis / acne, all sustainably packaged using zero plastic.
Address: Unit 3B Stone Pier Boatyard, Southampton SO31 9FR
Gaia Health Store
'We opened our doors on the 12th February 2022 with a mission to provide you with a one stop store for all your health and wellbeing needs without damaging Mother Earth.'
Address: 22 Carlton Place, Southampton, SO15 2DY
At LUSH we believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans. We invent our own products and fragrances and make them fresh, by hand, using little or no preservatives or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients. We also believe in happy people making happy soap, putting their faces on their products and making mums proud. We want our customers to enjoy long candlelit baths, share showers, treat themselves to a massage, and to fill the world with perfume! We believe in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again. With consistent support from loyal customers and consistent 5* reviews on Google, why not pop into the LUSH Southampton Store to experience a live demonstration/consultation of our products - let us pamper you, and thank you for supporting us! See you soon!
Address: Westquay Shopping Centre, Southampton, SO15 1QD
Tel: 023 8023 1567
October Books are an independent community bookshop based in the Portswood area of Southampton. They are a not-for-profit and any excess they make is ploughed back into the business. They are in the process of becoming Southampton's first community owned business with the launch of Community Shares in October 2022. They stock a curated selection of radical fiction and non fiction books for adults and children which address gender, sexuality, race, politics, new economies, social issues and other political issues as well as some mainstream titles. They have an amazing events programme with book launches for local authors, conversations with authors of books on topical subjects , a radical reading group, a bring your own book club, a vegan cafe (Monday and Saturday only), talks about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, plant and seed swaps.... and more
October Books are more than just a bookshop... they also sell Fairtrade and organic foods and drinks, alternative magazines, greeting cards, humorous and political postcards, diaries & calendars, stationery, and environmental cleaning/personal hygiene products as well as a selection of local products. They also have a community space (capacity 50) with kitchen and garden, which is available for hire to local groups and organisations. You can also hire the bookshop space in the evenings.
Address: 189 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2NF
Tel: 023 8058 1030
Elliotts’s Sustainable Product Centre
Elliotts have invested in this Centre with the aim to help customers build more sustainable buildings and improve the energy efficiency of existing properties to meet the Government's commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. At the centre, you will find a wide range of products and information to help you build more sustainable buildings and provide guides to improving the energy efficiency of your existing properties as well as greening your rooftops.
Address: Millbank Wharf, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5AG
Purplelily Design is the creation of an established freelance Graphic Designer with professional nature and an eye for detail. They work with ethical and environmentally aware businesses to help promote what they are doing, by designing logos, brands for new businesses, beautiful brochures, and marvellous banners. Their designs will make your business stand out and help you flourish!
"Having been in marketing for more than 26 years, I have dealt with countless design agencies and regard Purplelily as a bit of a gem. Tracy took a challenging brief and turned it around quickly, providing a solution that did exactly what we wanted. She understood our objectives, without any need for lengthy explanation, and the thinking behind them. The resulting material was impactful, but not so impactful that it detracted from what we were trying to say, as can often happen. In fact, the design just amplified our messages. Tracy was also unfailingly good humoured. If only all design agencies were like this." – Review by Mark, Bishopstoke
Darn it 'n Stitch
Flowers from the farm
Find your local flower farm and discover beautiful British flowers on your doorstep!
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