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Shop Local Campaign

Being a small, family-run business, SpeedStitch can very much appreciate the efforts of local councils and organisations working together to promote and support local businesses and entrepreneurs. This Christmas, Waltham Forest Council have teamed up with a local business, Stow Inspired, to head up a campaign to Shop Local in and around the Waltham Forest area. SpeedStitch, along with a variety of other local entrepreneurs, designers, artists and small businesses have joined forces to support this campaign. This campaign coincides with the national initiative, Small Business Saturday UK, a nationwide promotion of small businesses that centres around recognising and supporting small businesses on one particular Saturday every year, Saturday 3rd of December this year.

As an embroidery and print company, SpeedStitch are planning to do what we do best and print up some t-shirts to promote the campaign. Along with having our company logo embroidered as standard on our staff attire, we will print the Christmas Star logo that represents the Shop Local Waltham Forest Campaign which highlights clearly our aim to support Shop Local. We will also print the logo sent to us following our registration with Small Business Saturday UK campaign. Embroidered and printed garments are a clear way of sending messages and showing support.

SpeedStitch have also teamed up with a couple of local businesses to specifically express how we work together to support each other. Our Facebook and Instagram accounts will be updated with news of this.

Promotion of the campaigns to our customers is also something we believe is key to spreading the message to support Shop Local so along with wearing the message on our embroidered and printed t-shirts, we have window stickers and posters displaying the logos in our reception areas. We will also be using our vinyl or transfer printing menthods to print up some tote bags to give away to some of our lucky customers! Vinyl and transfer printing are ideal for use on bags as well as clothing as the print is long-lasting, washable and you can choose from an array of vibrant colours to get your message or logo out there. We would hope that by using our tote bags, more and more people will see and act on the message to Shop Local this Christmas.

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