Here at Damsel Store, we pride ourselves on supporting small and supporting local. A large majority of our products are made right here in Australia, many of them coming from solo creatives working out of tiny studios.

Why is it so important to shop small + local?

Supporting small creative brands matters because it helps promote local and sustainable business practices and works to support the many unique and inspiring individual artists and creators in our neighbourhoods.

Small creative brands are the lifeblood of many communities, providing jobs and economic opportunities for local residents and contributing to the cultural and artistic fabric of our society.

By supporting small creative brands, you can help to grow and sustain these businesses, which not only helps to create a stronger and more resilient local economy, but helps put beautiful and unique products out into the world.

Buying from small creative brands also has the benefit of promoting sustainable and responsible business practices. Many small creative brands are committed to using eco-friendly materials and production methods, often using other small local businesses in the process, and supporting these businesses can help to reduce waste and pollution, and promote sustainable consumption.

But perhaps the most compelling reason to support small creative brands is the opportunity to discover and connect with local artists, makers and creators.

Small creative brands are founded and run by passionate and talented people who have a unique vision and put real heart into their work. By supporting these brands, you can help to bring their stories to life, and be a part of something truly meaningful.

So this year, make a conscious decision to shop small! If you do, you'll make a positive impact not only in your own community, but beyond.

December 09, 2022 — Angie Markou