This is our first year participating in BLACKFRIDAY. It's been a contentious one, as so many makers refuse to participate for many varied and entirely valid reasons. Some feel it's too American a tradition and isn't relevant in the UK. Some feel it'll undervalue their work. Some feel they don't want to participate in the commercialised nature of the BUYBUYBUY ethos of it all.
We understand all of those concerns, however we also (as shoppers ourselves) absolutely love to feel like we're getting a bargain, and at this time of year it comes just in time for xmas shopping. So we ARE participating in the great BLACKFRIDAY sale'o'rama by offering 33% off everything in both our online shop here, but also on our Folksy shop which you can find HERE - using the code BLACKFRIDAY (cunning, no? ;) on both. We've decided this year to direct you all to Folksy because we love it as a marketplace (they're based in Sheffield - keeping it all in the UK! Woohoo!) and they have a really lovely supportive team of people who support and push us all to develop as sellers. AND they have a marketplace full of lovely MADE IN THE UK items! In order to illustrate this point, we've picked our favourites from some of the Folksy shops who are participating in a BLACKFRIDAY sale. (We struggled keeping the list to just 15! If you do a list of your own, share it so we can oooh and aaaah over all the lovely shiny British handmade loveliness!) So without further ado, here's some enticing items from our fellow Folksy sellers!
Note: Each shop will set their own discount, but all of the shops will be using BLACKFRIDAY as their discount code.
Folksy x BLACKFRIDAY
We love Alice-inspired items, especially how dark and mysterious this one is.
BUNNY EARS. HEADBAND. YES!
We love ALL of the colour palettes used by Alison - but this one is especially lovely!
These would make a great present for parents who want something more interesting and abstract than the usual run of the mill plastic you usually find with tethers. (SUCH pleasing forms!)
These look beautiful, and the descriptions make me want to grab my bearded fellow and have an adventure in the forest!
This card made Kirsty test out the suggestion which left us giggling hysterically. For the record, Kirsty CAN dance. I’m not so great.
OMG NEW FAVOURITE SELLER ALERT - when we were trawling through BLACKFRIDAY sellers, we stumbled on LizziCamilla and could hardly pick our favourite from her listings - SO MUCH COLOURFUL FUN! LOVE!
We love books and we love ceramics and we love TEXT based items.. so this is a no-brainer awesome stocking filler we NEED!
We LOVE bold statement pieces, and this not-quite-lifesize pinecone fits the bill and makes us want to roll around in piles of autumn leaves (whilst praying there’s no hidden dog poo traps!)
ANOTHER NEW SELLER WE’RE IN LOVE WITH! CLLLLLLLLL of her paintings are SUPERCUTE and it was incredibly difficult to pick one - however Gertie won out as Kirsty’s nan was called Gertie, and we just love the swimming hat!
We like the abstract shape of these - making us think of fangs and mountains and other spiky objects.
Nautical? Tick. Limited edition? Tick. Want? Tick!
Loving the styling of this brooch - we’re a big fan of jewellery designed specifically to work with shirts!
This shop has loads of funny cards using antique animal illustration and a healthy dose of humour. Sometimes we love puns - this is one of those times!
Kirsty loves cheese. I do not, but I DO love biscuits, so this still gets a place in a list! :)