During the lockdown we have come across lots of interesting smaller companies, which we have used ourselves, and recommend to Directory readers. They include:
This genuine New Zealand honey comes directly from the bees to you. It has completely natural anti-biotic, antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral properties which are believed to be up to 100 times more powerful than ordinary honey. It can be taken raw from the spoon, in smoothies and with lemon and ginger in hot water, and can be eaten as you would any other honey, on porridge and toast.
For FREE P&P use online code MANUKALOVE
New Blood Art
If you are tired of staring at bare walls you might be interested in visiting New Blood Art Online Gallery which was founded to support talented artists in the early stages of their careers and to make original art accessible and affordable to buyers. Artwork can be delivered to your door with prices ranging from £175 to £10,000.
As the FT says New Blood Art "Offers bargains to those looking to invest in fledgling artists who have yet to make a name for themselves."
Visit New Blood Art
To save 10% use code THOMAS
Fino Olive Oil
Recommended by Directory advertiser Muff Delevingne, Fino was set up by Susie Taylor after she lived in Andalucia for 3 years and wanted to continue enjoying a constant supply of delicious Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Visit Fino Olive Oil
To save 10% on orders over £25 (excludes 2.5 L tins) use code THE DIRECTORY
The Botanical Baker
These totally edible, lovingly handmade botanical cakes are delicious and we really recommend them as a unique gift. As well as cakes The Botanical Baker makes Letterbox Flowers and other treats which can be sent through the post.
Visit The Botanical Baker
Two London-based doctors and wine enthusiasts own the Domaine du Météore which is named after the 200 metre-wide meteorite crater that lies at its heart. The vineyard is in the foothills of the Haut-Languedoc mountains and the vines which grow within and around the crater produce delicious organic wine, inspired by the land and its history.
Visit Météore Wine
To save 20% and for free postage use code WINEOCLOCK20 (before 30 June)