Helping Small Business in the U.K.

We’ve loved ‘Not On The High Street’ since it started out in 2006, but we didn’t realise just how much their vision is helping small businesses in the U.K. until Handmade By If became a partner this month.

Their aim is simple…

‘to hunt out the most original items from the best creative small businesses, and bring them together in one place’

…and their impact has been huge on designers and makers throughout the U.K. With T.V advertising, extensive digital marketing, catalogues, targeted PR campaigns including billboard advertising on the London Underground, Not On The High Street offers the sort of exposure small businesses can only dream of.

However, possibly the most valuable thing Not On The High Street has provided since we were accepted as partners is the lively and supportive community of small business owners, all in the same boat, swapping experiences, advice and helping each other to grow year on year. Of course, Not On The High Street don’t go away empty handed, they benefit from the creativity of their partners too, but we really admire the ethos of the company. Encouraging businesses to come together and work together, to share, and to achieve more than would be possible alone. This should be celebrated!

We’re having our very own small scale celebration by declaring this Christmas an exclusively Not On The High Street Christmas! All our families and friends this year will be receiving very special, original gifts from Not On The High Street in support of all their good work for small businesses!

If you fancy joining in then here’s a link to our shopfront to get you started!

Handmade By If on Not On The Highstreet

And a few of our handprinted goodies to whet your appetite!

Handmade By If’s Handprinted ‘Pahrompom’ Design Santa Sack



Handmade By If’s Set Of Six Hand Screenprinted Christmas Cards



Here’s more shopping inspiration from one of our favourite sellers, our friends at Modo Creative who have helped encourage us and given us advice along the way. Thanks Modo!

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Jingle Bells!