We’re not doing Black Friday for two reasons. It’s not good for the planet because it encourages people to buy things they don’t need. Also creating a culture of discounting is bad for independent business like us as we can’t slash our prices, like the big retailers can.
If you are still itching to press that buy it now button, we’ve put a list together with some of our favourite independent brands that you can support instead.
Tom & Will
We recently did our second colab. with our local brewery Canopy and they continue to make good brews, perfect for stocking up the fridge before the festive season.
The workshop in the city – this furniture studio sells items that are made by amazing craft in two central London locations. They make some beautiful pieces at very competitive prices.
We recently spent some time down in Brighton with illustrator Will Richards after finding him on Instagram through a little project we have in the pipeline. His illustrations have made it onto some clothing and are available on his online store.
Independent outdoor supplies will kit you out with everything you need to stay warm this winter. Shop online or visit their store in Shoreditch, London.
We met the founder, Naudia, at Keswick Mountain Festival and her Bamboo Sleepwear is just absolutely perfect if you are off on an adventure soon.
Tom’s go-to bike shop. A great stop off if you’re in South London and enjoy getting around on two wheels, check out their online store and get yourself kitted out.
Born on a bikepacking trip – somewhere between not showering for 5 days, rolling around in bivvy bags and shouting kaaa kaaaw every-time they saw a majestic bird of prey, that out door provisions was born. A few years on, they are now making all natural energy snacks for fresh-air heads and they are delicious.
The first ever social enterprise and now with an outlet in the same building as Salkan HQ, Peckham Levels.
If you spend more money on your dog than you do on yourself, then this store is the one for you. Check out their amazing throws and bandanas.
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