Leicestershire’s Little Green Shop makes its online debut
A Wigston-born woman has launched a brand new online shop to sell eco-friendly and Fair Trade products.
The Little Green Shop has only been open for two months and business is taking off.
Donna Ball, 36, the owner of The Little Green Shop, also has secured three permanent weekend market stalls across Leicestershire.
Miss Ball said: “I hope to one day have a successful website and open up a small shop in Leicester, somewhere like the Silver Arcade would be ideal because it is popular with independent businesses.”
Ninety per cent of the items sold are handmade, Fair Trade or eco-friendly and all of the products are from small UK based companies.
“As a small start-up business, I believe in supporting other small businesses. The carbon emissions are low impact because very few products are shipped from overseas.
“I have always been interested in environmental issues and do my best to buy from local shops when I can. Setting up my own business selling eco-friendly, Fair Trade and handmade products has been something that I have considered for several years now,” added Miss Ball.
Miss Ball studied Environmental Conservation at Leeds University and became President of the Environment Society and heavily involved with other similar groups throughout the campus.
“We have a duty to protect the future world for other generations. I know that Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council are working hard to become more sustainable; having worked in local government myself,” she said.
Miss Ball is taking part in the craft and table top fair at Blaby Methodist Church on Saturday November 1.
The Little Green Shop is offering free UK delivery the website thelittlegreenshop.bigcartel.com with 15 per cent off everything using the code NOV15 until midnight on Sunday November 30.