On this time of mass on-line purchasing and the pandemic taking its toll, we thought it was excessive time we highlight the very best of the student-run companies within the Durham space that you could assist.
There are many presents and Christmas treats out there, so you should definitely take advantage of them when you can.
Threads of Change
Flo, who runs Threads of Change, sells beautiful hand-embroidered clothes with 100% of the earnings going to charity – so it’s probably the most moral and sustainable companies you’ll be able to assist. Having began the challenge over the primary nationwide lockdown, she has now raised over £1700, with assist ever-growing.
Yow will discover Threads of Change on Instagram @threads_of_change, and you’ll order by means of their web site.
Cydsline sells completely stunning hand-painted, sustainable and responsibly sourced (GOTS natural licensed and fairtrade) t-shirts, hoodies and make-up luggage. There are over 30 designs to select from, with the ‘Durham Nostalgia’ design being their bestseller, or you’ll be able to even customise your individual by sending in your concepts.
Particular version make-up luggage can be found for Christmas, so be sure to order by the 18th December to ensure supply earlier than the 25th!
Take a look at their Instagram @cydsline.
Upcycled by Phoebe
Phoebe’s speciality is upcycled clothes that’s each handmade and sustainable, making this one other considered one of Durham’s notably moral manufacturers. She will additionally make customized variations of tops which are out there and ones which have already been offered.
Take a look at Upcycled by Phoebe on Instagram @phoebemakesthings_, or on Depop @phxebevxckery.
Zephyr Jewelry was established in the course of the first nationwide lockdown of 2020, and creates completely beautiful and distinctive items of seaglass jewelry, all made sustainably – from recycled silver wire to reusuable packaging. Each piece is made to order, so get in contact if you want one thing that isn’t marketed.
Quoting ‘ZEPHYR’ upon ordering a necklace means you get a free pair of inexperienced or gold sea glass hoops as properly, so you should definitely reap the benefits of this nice supply.
Take a look at Zephyr Jewelry on Instagram @zephyrjewellery.
Rural Sky Creations
Alice, who runs Rural Sky Creations, creates a combination of lovely handmade jewelry and sewn objects, with free supply throughout the UK.
Rural Sky Creations is on Instagram @ruralskycreations and Etsy @RuralSkyCreations.
Chloe makes beautiful handmade jewelry, with cool and uncommon designs, although customized designs additionally out there. Though at the moment on a break, she is beginning again up once more in mid-January. Chloe can also be the official jewelry model for GCCFS 2021 (Gray School Charity Style Present), which this 12 months is elevating cash for Durham and Darlington NHS belief, so anticipate to see much more of her work within the new 12 months.
Take a look at her instagram web page @chloes_beads or on Depop @chlogriggs.
That Funky Feeling
ThatFunkyFeeling is run by Harriet, a 3rd 12 months pupil on the college, who sells funky but reasonably priced earrings. TFF was born in April 2020 and has continued to develop ever since.
After the loopy 12 months that was 2020, TFF will likely be on a brief break over the Christmas holidays, so if you need your objects earlier than 2021 be sure to get your order in by the 15th December (any orders after will likely be posted within the New 12 months).
Her Instagram deal with is @thatfunkyfeeling or you’ll be able to take a look at her web site www.thatfunkyfeeling.co.uk
Gkmdesignz sells beautiful upcycled and personalised jewelley, which might even be designed upon request. Postage is free throughout term-time, and there may be even a 20% on first orders for Durham college students. With plans to arrange a stall sooner or later, that is positively a enterprise to control.
Take a look at Gkmdesignz on Instagram @gkmdesignz.
Earrings by El
Earrings by El has a wide selection of handmade funky and distinctive earrings out there – and has a unbelievable supply of three pairs of any fashion for £5 on proper now so don’t miss out.
Earrings by El is on Instagram @earringsby_el.
Possibly Equipment has a wide selection of jewelry on supply, from festive necklaces to lovable earrings. At present there’s a £5 supply on all their Christmas earrings so don’t miss out!
Possibly Equipment is on Instagram @maybe_accessories_ and Depop @mais18.
Durham Collective is run by Bobby, a second 12 months Historical past pupil at St Aidan’s, who specialises in making bespoke reusable facemasks and equipment. The enterprise was began earlier this 12 months, and was impressed by the necessity for a novel masks that could possibly be worn on an evening out or big day, main Bobby to design her personal. Nonetheless, she additionally loves taking customized orders, and the work of a Durham artist is anticipated to be featured on designs quickly. Bobby can also be at the moment supporting the physique constructive and feminist guide group run by Durham grad Katie Budenberg (@make_love_not_diets on Instagram). With Christmas and golf equipment (hopefully) reopening across the nook, there has by no means been a greater time to assist Durham Collective.
There may be at the moment an excellent supply of 20% off whenever you purchase two or extra masks, with free postage included.
Yow will discover Durham Collective on Instagram @durham.collective, on Depop @bobb999 or in Discovering Durham in Durham metropolis centre.
Nailed It by Emily
Emily makes wonderful customized press-on nails. She additionally presents a hard and fast deal of two units of nails for £20, that are usually priced at £13 every!
Test her out on Instagram @nailed_it_byemily.
Mic’s Kicks is run by Micaela, who makes customized footwear from high-quality Angelus paints, which makes them scrape and scratch protected. You possibly can message her immediately to debate designs and costs which means the merchandise you obtain will likely be really distinctive.
Discover Mic’s Kicks on Instagram @kicks_by_mic.
SiobhanPrints makes completely beautiful authentic prints, keychains and stickers, with designs from every part from Hamilton to a track of your alternative! The proper addition to the collage in your wall at uni.
Yow will discover Siobhan on Instagram @siobhanprintsetsy or on Etsy.
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