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Welcome to Supporting Local with Charis! I'm Charis Saunders and I'm a huge advocate for supporting local businesses. In this podcast, I'm going to be chatting to small businesses in Northern Ireland and finding out a bit more about them. We're going to cover how they got started and how you can support them! To find out more, check us out on Instagram & Facebook at @ Supporting Local Podcast.
 
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In this episode, I'm chatting to Handmade By Lyns about the benefits of jesmonite, struggles with social media and plans for a patisserie! Handmade By Lyns' Instagram - Handmade by Lyns 🤍 (@handmadeby.lyns) • Instagram photos and videos Handmade By Lyns' Website - HandmadebyLyns - Etsy UK To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radi…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Cloth and Grain about how she started the business a week before she gave birth to her third child, how she gets all her rugs from Turkey and how she expanded her product range for markets! Cloth And Grain's Instagram - Vintage Rug Studio (@cloth_and_grain) • Instagram photos and videos Cloth And Grain's Website - H…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Buick House Candles about where the name comes from, the inspiration for the scents and selling her first candle! Buick House Candles' Instagram - Buick House Candles|Home fragrance 🕯 (@buickhousecandles) • Instagram photos and videos Buick House Candles' Website - Buick House Candles - Luxury Hand Poured Natural Ca…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Pearl Beauty about very exciting upcoming products, their fab range of products for all ages & skin tones and how Elanna found moving to Northern Ireland and working with her husband Paddy! Pearl Beauty's Instagram - Pearl Beauty (@pearlbeauty) • Instagram photos and videos Pearl Beauty's Website - Multipurpose Face…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Asher & Ace about their inspiration for collections, how their business will grow with their boys and that their boys have been spotted wearing Asher & Ace! Asher & Ace's Instagram - Asher & Ace (@asherandace) • Instagram photos and videos Asher & Ace's Website - Neutral, Simple Style and Fashion for Babies and Chil…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Mrs R'ganics about how she expanded her product range through her customer requests, why organic is so important and how she sources her ingredients from the island of Ireland! Mrs R'ganics' Instagram - Mrs R'ganics®️Certified Organic Skincare (@mrsrganics) • Instagram photos and videos Mrs R'ganics' Website - Welco…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Consider about the damage that polyester can do, including being absorbed into your skin, her 5 acts of kindness and experiences at markets! Consider's Instagram - Consider (@considerorganics) • Instagram photos and videos Consider's Website - To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio Presenter (…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Blackheath Pottery about doing pottery as a hobby, as well as a job, expanding into jewellery and how she started her cafe and classes! The Blackheath Pottery's Instagram - The Blackheath Pottery- Pottery, Cafe, Classes (@theblackheathpottery) • Instagram photos and videos The Blackheath Pottery's Website - The …
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Monday's Child about the inspiration behind her pieces, planting trees for every order and her life proof jewellery that doesn't tarnish! Monday's Child's Instagram - Monday's Child (@mondays_child_uk) • Instagram photos and videos Monday's Child's Website - Home | Monday's Child (mondays-child.uk) To find out more,…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Storybox about working with local charities, businesses & social enterprises, plans to increase their impact and their custom boxes! Storybox's Instagram - Storybox (@storyboxni) • Instagram photos and videos Storybox's Website - Storybox NI To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio Presenter (@c…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Mud Ireland about how they developed the perfect recipe for their glazes, their new Irish Inspiration Collection (including an exclusive scoop on a new product!) and their pizza & pottery workshops! Mud Ireland's Instagram - Mud Ireland (@mud_ireland) • Instagram photos and videos Mud Ireland's Website - Mud Ireland…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Ruth Osborne Art about the story of linen in Northern Ireland, her community workshops and wedding commissions! Ruth Osborne Art's Instagram - Ruth Osborne/Art and Printmaking (@ruthosborne_art) • Instagram photos and videos Ruth Osborne Art's Website - Ruth Osborne Art: Printmaking & Painting Inspired by Nature To …
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to EverWild Candles about planting a tree for every candle sold, how the markets in England are so different to the ones in Northern Ireland and planning for Christmas! EverWild Candles' Instagram - EverWildCandles (@everwildcandles) • Instagram photos and videos EverWild Candles' Website - EverWildCandles | Vegan | Ec…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to M.A.D. House Collection about jesmonite, being a sustainable business and learning to make candles! M.A.D. House Collection's Instagram - M.A.D HOUSE (@madhousecollection) • Instagram photos and videos M.A.D. House Collection's Website - MADCraftsByDonna - Etsy UK To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Chari…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Zoë Elliott Art about starting her art through grief, how she gets inspiration for her art and an upcoming Women In Business festival! Zoë Elliott Art's Instagram - Zoë Elliott (@zoe.elliott.art) • Instagram photos and videos To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio Presenter (@charisoliviaa) • …
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Daschy about her made to measure clothing, how clothes sizes can make you feel and the collaborative energy of working with other businesses! Daschy‘a Instagram - Daschy (@daschydesigns) • Instagram photos and videos Daschy's Website - Slow Fashion Brand UK | Daschy To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Cha…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Hotties Chocolate about some business & marketing advice, how he had to change up his products and marketing plan after launching and his experience at trade shows at markets! Hotties Chocolate's Instagram - Hotties Chocolate (@hottieschocolate) • Instagram photos and videos Hotties Chocolate's Website - Hotties Hot…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Elements Of Wander about how she taught herself to crochet online, how inspiration comes at the most random times and meeting customers and other businesses at markets! Elements Of Wander's Instagram - Handmade Crochet Gifts (@elements_of_wander) • Instagram photos and videos Elements Of Wander's Website; Elementsof…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Natural Beauty Pot about struggles with trademarking, the work that goes into markets and competing with other smaller businesses! The Natural Beauty Pot's Instagram - The Natural Beauty Pot (@thenaturalbeautypot) • Instagram photos and videos The Natural Beauty Pot's Website - The Natural Beauty Pot To find out…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Little Crayon Co about how important it is to have that passion for your business, how she struggled to get in touch with influencers when she was starting out and how she is planning for Christmas already! The Little Crayon Co's Instagram - The Little Crayon | Co. (@thelittlecrayonco_) • Instagram photos and vi…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Button & Bud about how she is bringing new brands to Northern Ireland, how she struggled to be seen after lockdown and her payment plan for Christmas presents! Button & Bud's Instagram - Button & Bud - Rachael (@button_and_bud) • Instagram photos and videos Button & Bud's Website - Children's Room Decor | Button & B…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Barkelicious Bakes about how she makes her own healthy dog treats, how she supports other local businesses in her shop & her doggie quiet hours! Barkelicious Bakes' Instagram - Barkelicious Bakes (@barkeliciousbakes) • Instagram photos and videos Barkelicious Bakes' Website - Buy Dog Treats | Barkelicious Bakes To f…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Justin Wood about the family influence throughout his business, the struggle with a work/life balance and how he makes every product unique! Justin Wood's Instagram - Mark Justin- Custom Furniture Maker (@justinwoodni) • Instagram photos and videos Justin Wood's Website - Justin Wood NI To find out more, head to; Ch…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Mint & Ink about starting in wedding signage, how Zoe Sugg aka Zoella helped to promote her first product and also a lot about Gilmore Girls! Mint & Ink's Instagram - 𝕃𝕒𝕦𝕣𝕒 - 𝕄𝕚𝕟𝕥 & 𝕀𝕟𝕜 (@mintandink) • Instagram photos and videos Mint & Ink's Website - mintandink | Etsy UK To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagra…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to S'more'a'licious about how she learnt to make marshmallows, when she won the Theo's Small Business Sunday award and some upcoming fruity flavours for summer! S'more'a'licious' Instagram - S’more’a’licious™️ S’mores Kits & Gourmet Marshmallows (@smorealicious) • Instagram photos and videos S'more'a'licious' Website -…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Beehive Ceramics about the inspiration behind her pieces, how she makes her own glazes and how she keeps all her products completely unique! Beehive Ceramics' Instagram - Beehive Ceramics (@beehive.ceramics) • Instagram photos and videos Beehive Ceramics' Website - Home | Beehive Ceramics To find out more, head to; …
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Robyn & Roo about how she's designing her own children's accessories to improve them for the future, how she has the perfect work/life balance and working with other local businesses! Robyn & Roo's Instagram - Robyn + Roo | Reversible Double Bibs (@robynandroo) • Instagram photos and videos Robyn & Roo's Website - R…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Yarn & Punch about imposter syndrome, how she is a part of the big life moments and helping people discover new skills at her workshops! Yarn & Punch's Instagram - Yarn & Punch | Wall Decor (@yarnandpunch) • Instagram photos and videos Yarn & Punch's Website - YarnandPunch | Etsy UK To find out more, head to; Charis…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Kathryn Reid Jewellery's about keeping her business close to home, her first time at Balmoral Show and her latest ring carved from wax! Kathryn Reid Jewellery's Instagram - Kathryn Reid Jewellery (@kathrynreidjewellery) • Instagram photos and videos Kathryn Reid Jewellery's Website - Kathryn Reid Jewellery To find o…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Gold & Browne's about starting in retail managements, experimenting with local flavours and their baker's choice boxes! Gold & Browne's Instagram - @goldandbrownes • Instagram photos and videos Gold & Browne's Website - Gourmet Homemade Brownies » Gold & Browne's (goldandbrownes.com) To find out more, head to; Chari…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Sophie McIlwaine Ceramics about how she's getting on since our first episode together, how mistakes can make you better and other self improvement bits, some of her incredible collaborations coming up and how she's building an amazing female community! Sophie's Instagram - Sophie Mcilwaine Ceramics (@sophiemcceramic…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Food Haven about going your own pace at Instagram, new products and collaborations coming soon and the benefits of networking! The Food Haven's Instagram - The Food Haven (@thefoodhavenhq) • Instagram photos and videos The Food Haven's Website - Food Hampers | The Food Haven | Cullybackey To find out more, head …
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Nice Threads about our love of films, the value in making something yourself and community over competition! Nice Threads' Instagram - n i c e t h r e a d s (@nice_threads_ni) • Instagram photos and videos Nice Threads' Website - Home | Nice Threads (bigcartel.com) To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Char…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Safe Yard about building a community, her controversial products and some of our horror stories! The Safe Yard's Instagram - The Safe Yard © (@thesafeyard) • Instagram photos and videos The Safe Yard's Website - The Safe Yard To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio Presenter (@charisoliviaa…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Remnant Magic about the slow fashion movement, her proudest achievement so far and her plans for Halloween and the future! Remnant Magic's Instagram - Remnant.Magic (Laura) (@remnant.magic) • Instagram photos and videos Remnant Magic's Website - RemnantMagic | Etsy To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Char…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Mallow Makers how she started in lockdown, how she can feel self conscious of her success and some future flavour infusions! The Mallow Makers' Instagram - Marshmallows & Smores Kits (@the_mallow_makers) • Instagram photos and videos The Mallow Makers' Website - The Mallow Makers To find out more, head to; Chari…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Rare Grazing NI about their favourite time to create themed boxes, sacrifices they've made for the business and all the different collaborations they've done with local businesses! Rare Grazing NI's Instagram - RARE Grazing N.I (@raregrazingni) • Instagram photos and videos Rare Grazing NI's Website - Grazing Cateri…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Becca Ceramics about facing her biggest challenge, her dream collaborations and those gorgeous floral designs! Becca Ceramics' Instagram - Becca Cunningham (@beccaceramics) • Instagram photos and videos Becca Ceramics' Website - Home | becca ceramics To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio Pres…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Pixie And Piper Flowers about her exciting Mother's Day collaborations, how she's moving towards more wedding flowers and upcoming holidays! Pixie And Piper Flowers' Instagram - 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐚 | 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫 (@pixie_and_piper_flowers_ni) • Instagram photos and videos Pixie And Piper Flowers' Order Form - Pixie & Pi…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Books By Stellas about duvet flips - the reason to get out of bed each morning, how life isn't all about work and her work with Social Enterprise NI! Books By Stellas' Instagram - Stellas (@booksbystellas) • Instagram photos and videos Books By Stellas' Website - Books By Stellas To find out more, head to; Charis' I…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Born & Raised Waffles about how he's been an entrepreneur since 2007, how Liam Neeson hired him and how he's committed to being a zero waste business! Born & Raised Waffles' Instagram - B o r n & R a i s e d 🌾 (@bornandraisedwaffles) • Instagram photos and videos Born & Raised Waffles' Website - Born & Raised Waffle…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Só Soy about collaborating with other businesses, her candles in a TV show and self care & stopping burnout! Só Soy's Instagram - Só Soy (@sosoycandles) • Instagram photos and videos Só Soy's Website - Só Soy | Hand Poured Home Fragrance (sosoy.co.uk) To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio Pr…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to UN/ALTERED about her Sisterhood Sunday's and the work towards mental health charities, what she looks for in influencers and also the importance of focusing on one style of product and not getting carried away! UN/ALTERED's Instagram - UN/ALTERED (@unalteredd) • Instagram photos and videos UN/ALTERED's Website - Hig…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Salty Herb about the realities of running your own business, exciting products coming soon and plans for boutique hotels! The Salty Herb's Instagram - TheSaltyHerb (@thesaltyherb) • Instagram photos and videos The Salty Herb's Website - The Salty Herb To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Charis • Radio…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Madlug about how Madlug started and what they do, how important it is to raise awareness of children in care and their massive plans for the future! Madlug's Instagram - Madlug™ (@wearemadlug) • Instagram photos and videos Madlug's Website - Madlug | Make A Difference Luggage To find out more, head to; Charis' Insta…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Belfast Bow Company about how they expanded from bow ties, to cufflinks, ties and pocket squares, how they run the business with two kids and how all their products offer a classy nod to home, especially with their county tartans! Belfast Bow Company's Instagram - Belfast Bow Company (@belfastbowcompany) • Instagram…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Buttermade about how they create cookies with unique flavours from around the world, doing cookies for weddings & events and dream pop ups like Hill Street Hatch! Buttermade's Instagram - Buttermade | Cookies Belfast (@buttermadebelfast) • Instagram photos and videos To find out more, head to; Charis' Instagram - Ch…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to LJK Designs about how surreal it is to see people with your products, how she only started the business at Christmas and all the different things she has planned for 2022 and the future! LJK Designs Instagram - LJK Designs | Illustration (@ljkdesigns_) • Instagram photos and videos LJK Designs Website - LJK Designs …
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to Bathe Botanicals about easy eco friendly swaps, unique products coming soon and why it's so important to help the local community! Bathe Botanicals Instagram - Christine Artisan Soaps (@bathebotanicals) • Instagram photos and videos Bathe Botanicals Website - Bathe Botanicals To find out more, head to; Charis' Insta…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to The Bearded Candle Makers about how there's so much talent in local businesses and how it can be hard to compete, the benefits of getting out for a walk, especially with a dog and the highs and lows of working at markets! The Bearded Candle Makers Instagram - The Bearded Candle Makers (@thebeardedcandlemakers) • Ins…
 
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