Christmas webshop, a sign of our local engagement!
Bits of love created a Bruges Christmas webshop for local handmade products. Handmade and buying local is more important than ever in these times.
Handmade and buying locally is more important than ever in these times. As a consumer, you support the local economy but you also buy a sustainable product and you reduce your ecological footprint. Especially for the end-of-year, Handmade in Bruges and the Bruges digital studio Bits of Love developed a temporary Christmas webshop. Via www.shophandmadeinbrugge.be you can buy original products from more than 30 producers and choose from four themed gift boxes. So, if you are looking for a special gift and want to support the Bruges producers, you should definitely pay a visit to this temporary Christmas webshop.
Handmade in Bruges promotes Bruges as a city of inspiring creators. Project employee Evelyne Demey explains the unique initiative. “The corona measures also had a major impact on the Bruges producers because they often had to temporarily close their studio or shop. That’s why we are giving them extra support during this end-of-year period: with a temporary webshop.
When Bits of Love indicated that they wanted to do something for the local merchants, just like we did, we put our shoulder to the wheel together.”
The Christmas webshop (www.shophandmadeinbrugge.be) has been developed with knowledge from Bits of Love and from the passion for local engagement. The Bruges digital studio and its team regularly sets up projects around sustainability and social involvement. Jessica Kellner of Bits of Love: “As a Bruges company, we wanted to do something for the local community in these strange times. During the first lockdown, we developed wandelbingo.be (walking bingo) for children. This time we wanted to support local entrepreneurs. We are very fond of handmade products and were, therefore, immediately enthusiastic about the collaboration with Handmade in Bruges for a Christmas webshop”.
The initiative of Handmade in Bruges and Bits of Love also receives the full support of the City of Bruges. Pablo Annys (Alderman for Social Affairs, Work & Enterprise): “The economic importance of the Handmade in Bruges’ network for our city cannot be underestimated. The 84 label holders together generate a turnover of more than 23 million euros, 85% of which is focused on the local market. The COVID crisis has also affected them, which is why this webshop is an extra boost for all. And the collaboration between Handmade in Bruges and Bits of Love makes it a strong Bruges story.”