Giving is the ultimate nice thing to do and it seems everyone feels a bit more generous at this time of year especially. It should really apply all year round, but that's a conversation for another day I think! Whether you're giving a physical item or your time and attention, they still mean something. What if you could go even further and know that your gift does good for more than one person?
Buying from businesses that support communities and groups of people has proven to be possible, through the social enterprise business model and when other brands provide the opportunities for them to have a voice. One of these places are Edge and Company. A newly launched online shop, they're all about giving back in some way which stems from the people who make their products, through to its customers that can buy knowing they're giving back too.
Milly and Steve got in touch after following each other for a little while and they wanted me to experience the products they had on offer, so very very kindly gifted me a selection. We have similar missions so it was match! There's been no obligation to share in a specific way or what I do with it, but I wanted to share some of the products and the goodness they spread.
All the products are a mix of businesses that I already know as well as some I don't which is exciting, plus they're all perfect additions to the home so is there any other excuse?!
The beauty is in the simplicity when you look closer at how each piece is made. There's no bells and whistles, unnecessary packaging or details that serve no purpose. Just pure, functional quality. Plus the low waste factor is a huge plus point.
Just in my gift selection, there are already five communities and organisations being supported! You can learn more about some of them here and on the product pages if you're having a browse.
There will be all the cosy vibes for me this winter; I've lived in my slippers since I've had them, enjoyed a hot cup of tea with my husband and basked in the warm glow of the candles. There's no better feeling knowing that something I have helps another life flourish. Now that's some radical giving.
All the items seen here were very kindly gifted by Milly and Steve at Edge and Company. All the thoughts shared here are my own and I would never promote a business I don't believe in.