I am delighted and proud to have cards and prints stocked with local, independent businesses. Stockists include:
Chatton Village Stores are a family run business which has saved the local post office and become the beating heart of the community
The Cheviot Centre in Wooler is a community hub home to an information centre, the local library and a lovely community garden. It combines community with innovation and several small businesses operate from the charming pods adjacent.
Ingram Cafe is one of the hidden wonders of the Breamish Valley; a bit off the beaten track, it is a wonderful retreat for walkers and locals alike
Glendale Garden Centre were my first Northumbrian card stockist and I love that this family run business is just down the road from me! As well as the expanding garden centre, they have an excellent tea room which does the most amazing scones - but be early as they sell out fast!
Fosseway Garden Centre, is a family run business in Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. They started selling plants from their family farm and now boast a restaurant and play-barn in addition to the incredible retail and garden centre
The Refill Room in Bridgnorth is a small, family run business with a big heart helping to change the way we shop. Reward yourself for your eco-efforts with a delicious ice cream from their sister shop next door.
Llew Glas Interiors in Harlech, Wales sells all things gorgeous and is the perfect place to buy a gift (or treat yourself!)
Merry May Honey stock my bee card range alongside their beautiful home made Cotswold honey and beeswax products
Daydreams Beauty Therapy is a salon in Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk. Where better to sell my feel-good cards than somewhere that makes you feel good?!
Returning to art has given me a chance to explore and link into some wonderful resources and initiatives that promote artists and support charities. This page tells you a little about them. I have found them inspiring, encouraging and rewarding and hope you might too.
In its second year, the Thought Press Project is a collaboration of 50 UK printmakers creating prints to be sold in aid of two charities; Trussell Trust, supporting people in poverty with emergency food via food banks, and Edible Rotherhithe, enabling gardening in local communities. For more information, please visit www.thoughtpressproject.shop/
This brilliant initiative is the brainchild of dynamic printmaker John Pedder. It was set up at the beginning of the first covid lockdown in 2019 to promote creativity and charitable donations. Using the Instagram hashtag #Oneofmanypostcards, creative souls can offer up postcard size original prints/art free of charge and in return, the recipient donates to a local charity of their choice.
An annual event, every year hundreds of artists in tens of countries across the world give away art to bring positivity, inspiration and happiness to their community. I joined this initiative for the first time in 2021 (leaving art in Sidbury village, Shropshire) and also 2022 (leaving art around Wooler in Northumberland). This wonderful community initiative is the brainchild of Courtney Senior, founder of Court Senior Creative. You can read more about the initiative here
Eco-Craft are a UK based, family-run business. They are a responsible and ethical supplier of ecologically sound and recycled packaging, card and paper. They also provide compostable plastic sleeves which are used to safely package and send prints. Along with many other art and printmakers, I use them for all packaging.