Who am I?
I'm Sarah, 40-something maker of joyful reusable face wipes
(@pipandliloriginal). I live in SE London with Mr Pip & Lil,
our 2 girls Lil & Pip and our 2 cats Rolo & Sid.
Pip & Lil Original was founded following the birth
of Pip when I taught myself to sew.
What is the Small, Indie & Mighty Gift Guide?
It's a people-powered Gift Guide, made up entirely of amazing, small
and independent brands. This is the third consecutive year of the Small, Indie & Mighty Gift Guide.
How did Small, Indie & Mighty Gift Guide come about?
Back in 2020 after the Panny-D first hit and IRL Christmas markets were cancelled, I wanted to do something to try and help fill that gap, so I launched the Small, Indie & Mighty Christmas Gift Guide. It was published as a newsletter and it was jam-packed of makers/indies that I love and buy from.
Isn't it a bit early to be Christmas shopping?
Not when shopping small, absolutely not... Many of these businesses are 1 human outfits! Also, Royal Mail are holding a lot of strikes between now and Christmas. Please do shop as early as you can.
Word of mouth and recommendations have never been more important for us smalls. If you love the independent brands that are in the guide, please share far and wide!
HUGE THANKS to all the small and indies who are taking part this year, you are all amazing!
And a special thank you to Sophie of @inkandbear who took time out of her day to share how she runs the @supersecondsfestival website. Sophie, you rock! x