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Changing the face of retail

In our world of mass commercialisation and competitive profit margins, small businesses are often up against it, struggling and sadly sometimes drowning, in a market full of big corps and brands. But, there are some people sticking up for the little guys, and one such group is Blue Patch (bluepatch.org).

Blue Patch are all about building supportive partnerships, with an ethos based on the fact that by clubbing together, people are stronger. Blue Patch are an ethical collective for small and medium-sized businesses, and their website is the place to turn to if you want to find outstanding, sustainable and local companies, as well as ethical services. Their passionate curators comb the country, gathering rare things for your pleasure, from eco-friendly jewellery, beautifully tailored clothing, hand-crafted furniture, organic beauty products and foods, to inspiring workshop programmes and courses. When you shop with Blue Patch you’re buying directly from businesses in the British Isles, and actively supporting the producers.

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