Melanie Lewis, Executive Director of Commercial Enterprises and Visitor Engagement at NML, is hoping people will look beyond big brands and support local suppliers.
She said: “The pandemic’s impact on independent retailers has been catastrophic and the latest restrictions will see local independent businesses suffer immeasurably once again during what is usually the busiest time of year.
“Small businesses will be relying on every sale so it’s crucial that consumers shop local to secure jobs and support the local economy.
“We stock a specially curated selection of locally made, unique handcrafted goods including artwork, jewellery and homewares, offering the convenience of shopping small and local, within our own established online store.
How about a Pride rainbow Liver bird pin badge? Created from an original watercolour painting by Rebecca Christian, the badge is hand made from stainless steel with a glazed finish, has a butterfly clip fastening. Rebecca, who lives in Crosby, is inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the nature reserves and stunning coastline. She enjoys using a combination of watercolour and digital illustration techniques and applies her artwork to a variety of gift, fashion and home ware items.