Independent businesses are in ample supply in Brighton and Hove, these local businesses are at the heart of our communities and in these challenging times they desperately need our support.
Excessive consumerism is contributing to the many problems our planet is facing. Commit to the best green deal by shopping locally, helping to reduce waste and product miles. So, this Christmas, why not consider local and UK options first for anything you want to buy.
Here are our top picks of independent businesses to shop from this Christmas in Brighton and Hove.
Waste Not, located within the Open Market, is Brighton’s original zero waste shop selling bulk produce and household items to help you cut down on your waste and reduce your impact on the planet.
Barnes and Binns, located on Portland Road Hove, is a homeware and body care store founded in 2019 by Rache Barnes and Sarah Binns. The vision of the shop is for customers to buy everyday home essentials, facilitating a sustainable and local experience. Barnes and Binns care about the products they sell and they care about the journey each item has made to reach your home.
Store Next Door, located in the Fiveways area of Brighton, is the sister shop of Store Brighton and was born out of growing customer demand for more product choice on their journey to reduce waste in their homes, choosing refilling and reusing over recycling wherever possible. Store Next Door aims to give options for anyone wishing to live a more sustainable, plastic free lifestyle by offering an expanded range of bodycare, hair care, eco homeware, and gifts.
Harriet’s of Hove, located in the heart of Hove, was born from a passion for the environment and a desire to lower the amount of single use plastic in the world. Harriet’s of Hove also supports other small businesses who share their ethos for environmentally friendly produce and source as many of our products as they can from local independent suppliers. As well as their refill shop in Hove they have an online store where you will find an extensive range of plastic free and plant-based products available for delivery.
Technically the Best Health Food Shop is located in Worthing but they are too good not to include in our independent business list. Best Health Food Shop is a health food shop with a difference, educating customers on the product and how they can help them improve their health and prevent ill health and disease; empowering consumers through the choices they make about their health and the food that they eat.