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We talk a lot about our ethos as 'The Ethical Welsh Online Marketplace', and our core values that promote doing the best for Wales. We're working hard towards #ABetterWales, but you don't have to take our word for it, here's what some of our community partners say about what appeals to them about selling through STDAVIDS.WALES!   'It's great that STDAVIDS.WALES is trying to help people like me who are stuck at home too scared to go out there and do something. It's helped me build my confidence up and it's about showing people that they're stuff is good enough for them to...

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At the foot of Harlech Castle in the Snowdonia National Park in beautiful North Wales, a unique flock of sheep are created. This is the base for The Rocking Sheep Company, run by Simon who crafts these beautiful sheep, that are so much more than a toy. We caught up with Simon to talk about how the company came to be; 'I’ve always loved working with my hands, fixing and creating things. I pondered having my own workshop to make things for many years but didn’t make the leap until I had a product to make. The idea came to me whilst living in...

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Good Carma Foods is the venture of Charlotte Bates. Based in Carmarthen (hence the spelling!), they specialise in creating dairy, wheat and gluten free cheese alternatives. This week we caught up with Charlotte to learn more about her business, its products and what she thinks about selling on STDAVIDS.WALES. Charlotte launched Good Carma Foods in 2013 in honour of her mother, Lynne, who died earlier that year. Charlotte has been a vegan since 2010, and says 'I wanted to help my mother by offering an alternative to dairy cheese without sacrificing flavour but using healthy ingredients as well.' She began developing her vegan...

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Aquila (Quil for short) lives in the Welsh Valleys with her two daughters. She started her ceramics business Love & Lovelier as a way to make her work life more flexible around her home life. Both of her daughters have Cystic Fibrosis, and she says 'I needed a way of working that I could fit in round all the hospital appointments and so forth.' The business has grown from there, and she recently took the step of selling through STDAVIDS.WALES, so we caught up with her to learn a bit more about it. Like many working parents, Quil acknowledges the complexities of...

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Eva Leslie creates wonderful designs from just a fluff of wool. From angels to hares, each of her creations is unique. From her home near Pontyclun in South Wales, she also runs felting workshops for all abilities. We chatted to Eva about all things felt, and she told us why she wanted to sell through STDAVIDS.WALES. How did you begin felting? As I walked through a German library an Angel Needle Felting book fell off a shelf. I decided it was meant for me as I love Angels - I borrowed the book and my needle felting path began. What...

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