• Sam Bull

My Favourite Small Businesses That You Need to be Following!

What better way to start my brand new blog than with a post all about my favourite small businesses! As a small business myself I absolutely love buying from other indie brands! I try to make a habit of it to check places like Etsy and NOTH (or even just my Instagram feed!) before jumping to a high street brand. It is so worth it! Buying small not only supports a local person and their dream but as a customer you always get something far more unique than you would have from a big name brand - and honestly the customer service is usually a million times better!


First up we have Dawn who creates wonderful artwork with a lovely peachy and blue toned palette. Her shop has lots of leafy illustrations so if you're a proud plant parent you should definitely have a look at her shop!

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Check out Dawns shop here


If you love retro films and pop culture you'll be a fan of Rebeccas awesome illustrations! From retro colouring books to cards and prints to mugs this is a one stop shop for film and tv addicts!

Follow Reconsidered Retro on Instagram

Check out Reconsidered Retros shop


I seriously looove Tumi's hand drawn designs for her shop Alejo Mi, all her designs are African inspired and she puts them onto all sorts of homeware items! I have a set of her coasters and they one of my favourite things in my living room!

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Check out Alejo Mi's shop


I've been a fan of Bethany's FIMO clay creations for a few years now! I adore her pet portraits and they make lovely gifts but she also makes super cute little fridge magnets of cute foods, like pretzels and doughnuts with eyes!

Follow Bethany Westall on Instagram

Check out Bethany Westall's shop


Raven runs her fabulous shop over in the US and honestly, if her shop wasn't based over the pond, I would be buying from her all the time! I just love Raven's illustration style and the colours she uses are dreamy!

Follow Birdburger Paper Shop on Instagram

Check out Birdburger Paper Shop


Paloma Creative is just the shop you need if you like quirky sayings illustrated for badges, cards and prints! Full of fab colours with a bit of a retro feel to them!

Follow Paloma Creative Shop on Instagram

Check out Paloma Creative Shop


Can you believe Jade had cuts her designs using a craft knife?! She screen prints her statement designs onto totes, t-shirts and has cards and prints made of the awesome designs too!

Follow Jade Muat Dodd on Instagram

Check out Jade Muat Dodd's Shop


All the pop culture reference you could ever want on cards, prints, totes and loads more!! And Mr Blobby face masks! Rose's designs are full of colour and humour and I just love them!

Follow Happy Rose Shop on Instagram

Check out Happy Rose's Shop

These are just a small handful of the hundreds of amazing small businesses I love! I'm planning on making it a regular thing to share my favourite indie shops on here - maybe a monthly thing?!

Please go follow, like, comment and show support to these fab businesses who all work super hard and are amazingly talented people! And tell me some of your favourite small business - I love discovering new ones!