Sometimes I forget how spoilt we are in Sheffield for awesome little independent shops and makers. There is currently a bit of a situation in the city where there is a planning application to knock down a stretch of shops near my work that houses some of these greats independents, which would just be a complete travesty for the area as it really is the independent that make it so great here, (but even with the threat of eviction facing them it must be great for the couple of shops involved as they've got some national coverage.)
With all the focus on Sheffield's indies, I thought it might be nice to showcase some of the other local businesses that I'm loving at the moment!
1. I've been on the look out for a simple necklace I can wear all the time and this Tar and Fether braille necklace fits the bill. 2. You know my love of gin and this Sheffield made gin is meant to be delicious Loxley distillery gin, 3. How cool are these Skull candles from Moonko - I love 99% of the stuff they sell and these are no exception. 4. This cute mountain brooch from Snowbird Artworks has stolen my heart! What round up of Sheffield products would be complete without a nod to Hendersons Relish? 5. This Jo Peel Print forgoes the usual bottle image for the building. 6. And this Mellorware apron is firmly on my Christmas list - Lianne is a member of the same WI as me and is a superstar - also watch out for some Flash related stuff from her in the new year too!
What do you think of what the city has to offer? Who is your favourite local retailer or maker?