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Why Buy Handmade? Given the current economic climate, it’s never been more important to support the local economy by buying from small independent businesses. Buying handmade has advantages and benefits that you won't get buying from the larger stores on the high street:


• Many designer-makers will happily produce items that are made to order and bespoke so you can get something uniquely personal at surprisingly affordable prices because many designers don't have the same overheads as shops.


• Buying locally reduces your carbon footprint because products haven't been shipped from the other side of the world.


• Buying locally also means the money you spend stays in your area and boosts the local economy.


• Independent makers care about the things they make, so building


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a relationship with local designer- makers means you are guaranteed outstanding customer service and exceptional quality.


I Am A Shop, Boutique, Gallery Selling Handmade - How Can I Get Involved? • Download the campaign poster HERE and print it out.


• Display it prominently in your shop/ boutique/gallery window.


• Email a photo of the poster displayed in your shop window to bebe@ukhandmade.co.uk and we will add it and your shop details to our shops supporting the campaign list!


I Am A Designer / Maker / Supporter - How Can I Get Involved? • Sign our pledge over on the website and add your name to the cause. www.buyhandmadecampaign. co.uk


• Tell everyone you know about the


campaign and why they should buy from designer-makers.


• Share the link on twitter and facebook using the hashtag #buyhandmade and get it trending!


• Add the campaign badge to your blog or website and if you blog about the campaign let us know.


• Tell us what you are doing in your own area to support local businesses and designers to improve your own local economy and we may post it on our supporters page, contact info@ukhandmade.co.uk with your stories!


To discover where to buy handmade check out our directory which lists over 200 shops and galleries selling handmade work by uk designer- makers: www.ukhandmade.c o.uk/ shopdirectory.


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