Support local, sustain local: A sustainable shopping experience in East Devon

As you explore the charming towns and villages, we invite you to embrace the ethos of buying local. It's not just about shopping; it's about investing in the very essence of East Devon's vitality and sustainability.

Why Buy Local in East Devon?

Reduce Carbon Footprint: By choosing local products, you minimise the environmental impact associated with long-distance transportation. Your purchases contribute to a smaller carbon footprint and a healthier planet and happier locals! 

Preserve Local Economy: Every pound spent locally is an investment in the community. It supports the livelihoods of artisans, craftsmen, and small business owners, fostering a robust and resilient local economy.

Celebrate Community Identity: The goods and products crafted in East Devon often reflect the unique identity and culture of the region. From handmade crafts to locally sourced produce, each item tells a story that connects you to the soul of the area.

Encourage Sustainable Practices: Local businesses are more likely to adopt sustainable practices, whether it's reducing packaging waste, using eco-friendly materials, or supporting ethical sourcing. Your choices influence and encourage these positive initiatives.

Foster Relationships: When you buy local, you're not just a customer, you're a valued supporter. Build connections with the people behind the products, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility for a sustainable future.

What Can You Find Locally?

Artisanal Crafts: Discover one-of-a-kind crafts, artworks, and handmade goods that showcase the creativity and skill of local artisans.

Farm-Fresh Produce: Indulge in the delectable flavours of East Devon with locally grown fruits, vegetables and dairy products available at farmers' markets and local shops.

Unique Souvenirs: Bring home souvenirs that embody the spirit of the region – whether it's a handcrafted piece of jewellery, a locally produced jam or chutney or a piece of art from a nearby gallery. There are plenty of evergreen goods for considered consumers to choose from to help sustain the environment and economy.

Local Fashion: Upgrade your wardrobe with clothing and accessories from local boutiques, promoting sustainable and unique fashion choices.

Culinary Delights: Explore the diverse culinary scene of East Devon by dining in local restaurants, cafes and eateries that prioritise locally sourced ingredients.

Make Your Stay a Contribution:

By choosing to buy locally, you transform your visit into a meaningful contribution to the sustainability and vitality of East Devon. Each purchase becomes a small yet impactful step toward a greener, more connected, and more vibrant community. 

We have created Shop East Devon to make it easier for you to locate the best local products. Bringing together some of the very best vendors and artisans in Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Seaton — we have wrapped up true regional gems that are sure to inspire you. 


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