I always try the best I can to support small businesses. I’ve gotten into the habit of searching Etsy when looking for specific items or gifts, rather than Amazon. And I’m always seeing new businesses that look cool on TikTok. But it can be hard to find new businesses, or even to trust them sometimes, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite small businesses with you.
Obviously this first one is biased, but my shop is perfect for custom clothing and accessories. Custom clothing is really good if you want a unique, statement piece to make you stand out, or if you really want to express who you are. The customisable element also means it's completely tailored to what you want, so if there’s any designs you’ve been looking for but can’t find I can provide that for you.
Another small business I love, which also does customisable items, is Hartiful on Etsy. Hartiful produces enamel pins. They have so many beautiful enamel pins. There are so many designs to pick from, which cover so many interests and hobbies. You can also design your own pin if that is something you’re interested in. This is another really good, subtle, way to express your creativity and interests. I love to add them to my custom painted jackets to just add a bit more personality to them.
Another brand I really enjoy is Echo Beauty. Echo Beauty is a makeup brand. They have a wide variety of lip products; matte lipsticks, lip liners and lip glosses. Their makeup brushes are stunning and very soft, my go to makeup brushes. They have also recently launched blushes, which all look gorgeous and pigmented. So, if you’re looking for a new makeup brand, you should check them out.
My last small business recommendation is Hollybeecreates on Etsy. This shop does various different accessories. These include: earrings, keyrings, scrunchies, tote bags, hair clips and home decor. Some of these are customisable, but there are so many different designs to pick from so I’m sure you’ll find something you love. I’ve always had really good customer service from the shop and all the items I’ve ordered have been lovely. Perfect to treat yourself or even as a gift for a loved one.
I hope some of these recommendations are helpful to you. It’s always nice to shop at smaller businesses where possible as it really makes people’s days and the items are normally more thoughtful and better quality. Enjoy the rest of your week!