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Paul Hill heads up West Coast Surf Wax, a small company making surf wax and other surfy products near the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast at Newgale. We caught up with Paul this week to get to know the business a bit better, and get his thoughts on selling through STDAVIDS.WALES. How did you guys get started? We started out in 2007, I wanted to be part of the surf industry and didn't have the skills to make boards, so I thought we could produce a wax, our first wax went out as Hills Organic Surf Wax, this proved to be popular...

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Put simply, STDAVIDS.WALES is the Ethical Welsh Online Marketplace, through which Welsh producers can sell their, well, produce! From beautifully hand knitted scarves to a day's coasteering, and everything in between, it allows customers to shop locally, online. Think wandering down a bustling high street full of Welsh independent sellers, online!   So what's different about STDAVIDS.WALES? STDAVIDS.WALES has core values that promote changing the way business is done in Wales. We've had enough of large organisations taking profit out of small communities, to benefit shareholders that have no real interest in local communities. We want to create good quality, full time jobs...

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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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