We are in absolute love with this design by @samjayne_design.

We need your help! Comment below your favourite independents so we can compile a list of places you can shop this Christmas!

We hope your lockdown is going okay so far. It's a bit of a shock to the system here in the South West as we normally work out of our favourite cafes .

We miss going out for brunches, lunches and dinners to our favourite independents like @primecafebar @fika_kingsbridge @harbour.house.arts.yoga @the.hairy.barista

We miss getting our hair done at @yokeplymouth by the incredible @leighannestacey

At least we can still go for glorious walks.

I've tagged some of our favourite places for you to have a look at.

If we continue to support local we will get through this. Don't forget to tag us in all your posts and use the hashtag #lovelocalcollective

As always, have a great week

Big love

Jakob - Co-founder

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How to support small businesses and beat the Algorithm and Shadowbans.





These 4 things are pivotal to a small business thriving and not just surviving. Especially with Covid-19 impacting businesses.

Supporting and liking a businesses post is as important as buying something. And, the best part!... it costs nothing.

We've been doing lots of reading and researching, as people are constantly mentioning that their engagement is down by huge amounts.

Even if you're posting with the right hashtags and coming up with great content, you can still get left behind.The algorithm works in a way of showing you what is relevant to you at that precise time.

The new Instagram algorithm dictates the order of the posts that users see when they’re scrolling through their feed.Based on specific signals, it prioritises posts, pushing the most relevant ones towards the top and giving them the most visibility, while other content ends up being placed further down in one's feed.

Shadowbans - On Instagram, a shadowban hides your Instagram posts from users who don’t follow you, which can be detrimental to growing your account and getting more followers.

More specifically, if you get shadowbanned on Instagram and use hashtags in your post, only you and your current followers will see your post when they search for the hashtags you used. If someone who doesn’t follow your account searches for one of those hashtags, they won’t be able to see your post! Which basically defeats the whole purpose of using strategic hashtags to grow your Instagram community.

Don't forget to do the same on this post ❤

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Why should we shop local?

If you’ve been apart of Love Local for a while, or if you couldn’t tell by now, we blimmin’ love supporting and empowering local, independent businesses.

We truly admire the hard-working crafters, makers and owners behind the scenes, and love learning more about them and their passions, which we then share with you.

But, it’s not about us. It’s about you, and them. If you’ve ever had a coffee at your local cafe, enjoyed a brunch at a seasonal eatery, or bought a gift from an online store such as Etsy, then you probably appreciate the driving forces, the friendly faces, behind such unique and original concepts. But what are the benefits of 'shopping' local?

Jakob @ Love Local Collective