Hello everyone! By the time you read this, we will officially have entered the second half of the year! Let’s take a deep breath together, and reflect on all we have achieved this year—personally, professionally, and in other areas, everything counts!
The President of the United Arab Emirates and His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability”. The theme of this year is “Today for Tomorrow”. This has great significance to local small businesses, like us, Home and Soul who are dedicated to sustainability. Creating a better future for the world we live in and the people love.
Let’s keep on the theme of sustainability and shopping locally.
Top 5 Reasons To Shop Locally
Strengthens and boosts the local economy
The Benefits of Shopping at Local Small Businesses when you shop at a small business in your community, you’re doing more than just making a purchase. Your support has a positive effect on the local economy. Money circulates and small business owners are encouraged to remain and grow.
This, in turn, revitalizes the area and creates more opportunities for job growth and new business ventures. Supporting local businesses can have a positive effect. It can lead to an increase in public services. This, in turn, can make the area more attractive to potential residents.
So, next time you need to make a purchase, consider supporting a small business in your community.
Engaging with our customers who purchase our distinctive products for their homes, friends, and workplaces is a pleasure. Our range of handcrafted items comes from Fairtrade artisans, as well as our own travels and the latest trends. We pride ourselves on being unique rather than ubiquitous, unlike larger corporations. Being a small local business, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a bespoke personalised shopping experience.
Supporting Women In Business And Entrepreneurship
As a business and in a personal capacity, we all strongly support women in business and entrepreneurship because our founder, Carol Sukkar is exactly that – a female small business owner and a leading female entrepreneur in the industry. Women face challenges in business and life.
Prioritize supporting female business owners in any way we can. This includes purchasing products and collaborating on projects together. Additionally, our team is made up of strong and talented women.
Supporting women in business promotes equality, economic growth, innovation, and diversity. It also allows women to achieve financial independence, take on leadership roles, and make a positive impact in their communities. Women’s economic empowerment is crucial for freedom and equality, and successful businesses are a key part of this.
Personalized Customer Service
Home and Soul offers a personalized shopping experience that caters to unique styles and specific needs. We take pride in the connections we create. Our team is devoted to helping customers feel empowered. We do this by offering professional support, thus saving customers time and reducing their stress.
We prioritize the needs of our customers. With a beautiful selection of products, customers can make their house a home.
Supporting The Cause of Environmental Stability
We create our pieces using inspiration from our travels and by partnering directly with small Fairtrade businesses. This helps us reduce our carbon footprint by bypassing factories and multiple organizations in the supply chain.
Shopping with us helps reduce your carbon footprint. We use cargo shipping instead of airfreight when receiving and delivering orders across the globe. Ocean shipping produces fewer greenhouse gases than airfreight.
Did you know that cargo ships produce 10-40 grams of CO2 per metric ton of freight per kilometre? Comparatively, aeroplanes produce 500g of CO2 per metric ton of freight per kilometre. Home and Soul continuously strive for safer, sustainable solutions.
Spend More To Last Longer
Investing in sustainable furniture can be costly initially. However, it can save you money in the long term. High-end furniture items are a worthwhile investment. They can last for decades. Additionally, they have a lower environmental impact than cheaper, mass-produced, disposable furniture.
Our pieces at Home and Soul are affordable and cater to all budget needs. We do not compromise on the quality of our product in any way, and only use the finest, durable and sustainable materials and are considered to be the best on the market in the region. We encourage you to choose sustainable options for furniture and home.