Made in the Shire is the place to find small and independent businesses local to you in West Berkshire and Berkshire.

‘Shop Small This Christmas’ and you’ll not only boost your local economy, but you’ll be doing good things for the planet too!

How can it possibly be almost that time of year again?

Dare we say it, but Christmas is only a few weeks away – 

Many people like to prepare well ahead and plan your Christmas events and gift buying in advance, so  don’t forget to visit Made in the Shire for those local gifts!

Supporting small and local businesses has never been more important to people and our planet.

Abbie and Laura decided to launch Made In The Shire after struggling to shop locally themselves.

As business owners who have been mixing in the Independent Network for years, they knew there were many outstanding companies local to them.

However, there wasn’t one platform to easily find them.

Lockdown was the turning point.

Small businesses needed us.

It was time we stopped shopping conveniently and started shopping consciously.

Made In The Shire is an online browsing shop and an annual magazine.

Packed full of local brands sharing their stories, top tips and expertise, as well as unique gift ideas to help you with presents for special occasions.

And remember, every time you buy a product or service from a small business someone does a happy dance.

They promise you; they really do!


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