Shop Local in Stanford

SHOP ‘N EXPLORE in Stanford?️

?It’s not too early to start on your Christmas shopping, so come on and #supportlocal ?

Stanford Christmas Shopping

“As consumers we have so much power to change the world by just being careful about what we buy.” – Emma Watson

Christmas is a time of giving, and by shopping locally while on your holiday to our beautiful village, or if you happen to be a resident of the village or surrounding areas, means you are actually giving a gift twice – a gift to the intended person AND a gift to that local entrepreneur/wine-maker/artisan/creative/store owner who you just supported.

“When you support handmade you are not just supporting a person, small business, family, our economy; you are purchasing a small part of an artist’s heart.” – Anonymous

Why supporting small matters –

* It’s a more personal experience – you can ask an artist about their inspiration, the local winemaker about your vintage. You can meet and see the people behind the business you’re supporting.
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* You often get better customer service because you’re dealing with an owner or someone from a family-run business
* You help businesses to better understand their customers – chatting with small business owners is valuable market research! They learn directly from you the customer about their wants and needs and can implement changes to help their business grow
* Buying from small business owners can have a positive effect on a local community through job creation
* We love this – “With giant chains homogenising communities, independent businesses bring some much-needed originality. Shopping locally promotes individuality and breathes new life into communities that are dominated by generic and commodified companies.” (source)
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* Supports future growth – when other entrepreneurs see small businesses flourishing, they’re inspired to start their own ventures. This builds a vibrant business community that benefits locals and tourists alike.
Stanford Christmas Shopping

Stanford remains true to its entrepreneurial roots, so pop into one of the antique stores, make an appointment with a local artist for a viewing or browse for gifts, treasures or clothing in one of the quaint village shops.

Stanford Shopping Guide:

?Gifting:  Antjies Handmade Naturals, Cotton Co., Ou Meul Bakkery, Lace, Stanford Journey

?Decor & Furnishings: Antjies Handmade Naturals, Mebel Stanford, Kiwinet, Stanford Trading Store, The New Junk Shop, Withers Antique & Decor, Your Style Cupboards, Lace, Stanford Journey, Field & Tedder, Juno & Jax at Sir Robert Stanford, Robert Stanford Antiques & Collectables, Home Sweet Wild Home (online store), TAT

?Books: Egret & Owl, Sir Robert Stanford, Bina’s Book Shop at Blue Gum Country Estate

?Art: Ladybird Crafts, Gabriele Barnett, Mebel Stanford, Nora Newton, Rick Prins, Sanette Upton, Sara Abbott, Su Wolf, Tracy Algar, Withers Antique & Decor

?Deli & Foodie Treats: Martin’s Deli, Overberg Honey, Klein River Cheese, Saturday Morning Market, Stanford Sunset Market, Ou Meul Bakkery, Stanford Wine Route Members

?Wellness/Skincare: Milkwood Spa at Mosaic, Antjies Handmade Naturals, The Poplar Spa at Stanford Valley Farm, Stanford Health Practice

? Clothing: Cotton Co. , Stanford Animal Welfare (hello thrifters!), Stanford Junktique, Stanford Journey, Juno & Jax at Sir Robert Stanford Estate

? Plants: Eikenhoff Orchid Nursery, Green Futures Indigenous Nursery at Grootbos, Nursery at Overberg Agri

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