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This week, we spoke to store owner Helen, and chatted about her tips for Frankly customers, for shopping more sustainably with ethical brands in mind. 

‘Our community has been so supportive over the last year. Opening right before the November lock-down in October 2020 wasn’t ideal on the face of it but Bristol has been amazing at supporting independent shops. I love nothing more than chatting to customers about our brilliant brands & sharing tips for shopping more ethically! Here are a few of my top, achievable tips!’



Helen’s tips to help you shop more ethically:

1. Get organised!

I know this is a boring one but if there is anything more likely to get you making use of that Prime next day delivery it’s a last-minute gift! Pick up gifts you know your family & friends will love as you see them & keep them safe ready for birthdays & Christmas (just don’t forget you bought them & find them in January!)


2. Know the story

Understanding the story behind a product really adds to its value. At Frankly we love nothing more than telling the stories behind our brands. Maybe it is beautifully packaged chocolate designed by adults with learning difficulties or baskets woven by women in Cambodia providing them with safe employment, knowing the story really brings everything to life.


3. Shop small

Most small shops are only too happy to go above & beyond with customer service, helping you purchase what is right for you. At Frankly we offer a gift service called ‘The List’ where you let us know exactly what you love & we can help your gift giver select the perfect gift for you. No more waste!! Chat to us in-store about how it works!



We love these top tips for getting the most out of your purchases! For more information on ways you can get the most out of your shop this season - keep an eye on our website and blog as we have loads more tips and tricks for shopping sustainable over the next few weeks! Keep your eyes peeled! 


Frankly x

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