As a growing small business based here in the North East, Eleven Boutique are passionate about supporting other local businesses, particularly in recent times. Businesses, both big and small, have all been dramatically impacted in the last year and supporting each other has never been more important. Choosing to support the smaller businesses in your local area, even with a few simple swaps each week, can have a huge influence on these businesses and the families behind them.
Women supporting women, particularly in business, is something we’re also passionate about here at Eleven. In this week’s blog post, we’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite local businesses all ran by inspiring women from the North East. Explore more this weekend and support small businesses in your local area, we guarantee your support will be greatly appreciated.
NorthburN Home FragranceAs a mother and daughter team, Wendy and Laura have a vision of creating a gorgeous home fragrance brand. Based just around the corner from us here at Eleven, NorthburN pride themselves on crafting luxurious candles, wax melts, diffusers, room sprays as well as bath and body products too. All their products are produced and hand-finished here in Northumberland and make the perfect gift or pick-me-up. Here at Eleven, we were lucky enough to have a bespoke fragrance created for our store by the team at NorthburN. Having opened their first boutique in 2020 for it to be forced shut by lockdown a couple of weeks later, NorthburN have risen to all the challenges this past year has brought, just like so many other small businesses.
Shop their luxurious collection of home fragrances at https://north-burn.co.uk/
Tutti & CoInspired by and based near the North East coastline, Tutti & Co is a thriving design-led business producing seasonal jewellery, fashion accessories and lifestyle collections. We are proud to stock their beautiful products here at Eleven and they always prove popular with our customers. Inspired by layers and textures, founder and creative director Kate initially began with her collection of jewellery and then added scarves, both proving very popular.
Shop our edit of Tutti & Co at https://eleven-cramlington.myshopify.com/search?q=Tutti+%26+Co
Kelly Robson InteriorsBased in Morpeth, Kelly offers a beautiful range of interiors and homeware as well as gifts too. Also opening her shop in 2020, weeks before lockdown, Kelly sells her unique collection online as well, adapting to the circumstances. She sells home interiors from various high street brands as well as makes her own. Mum of 3 boys, Kelly loves interiors, making and creating through either upcycling or building from scratch. Her collection is a treat for the eyes and we can’t wait to visit her very soon when she re-opens in April.
Shop Kelly’s homeware collection at https://kellyrobsoninteriors.co.uk/
Benny Blue’s Vintage Afternoon TeaLooking for a new takeaway option for your weekend walk? We love Benny Blue’s for their delicious sweet treats and cakes – the perfect pick-me-up for the weekend. Based in Bedlington and open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for takeaways, pre-orders and collections, Marie bakes the most delicious treats with everything from Nutella Blondies, ‘Funfetti’ Cheesecake, Pick ‘n’ Mix Cupcakes and Malteser Millionaires – we’re getting hungry just writing this!
Find them on Facebook and Instagram @bennybluesvintage
As the North East's first urban winery and the most northerly in the country, Laneberg Wine produces delicious, handcrafted English wine and is a family run business based in Gateshead. Head winemaker and CEO, Elise, studied Chemistry at Oxford University before discovering her passion for making wine. You can shop their wine, including cases and gift packs, on their website or in a number of local stockists and restaurants across the region.
Find out more at https://www.lanebergwine.com/