Who We Are
The Local Collective started out as an idea conceived in 2017. Striking our friendship in London whilst studying at University, LoCo reunited us in the city we had fallen in love with after parting ways to pursue our own careers.
LoCo is inspired by the question we have asked ourselves as we have moved from place to place over the course of our lives -- “What brings us comfort in the midst of transition?” We were interested in the history, the philosophy, the inspiration behind the products that played a big part in our lives, and were even more curious about the stories of the businesses behind these products. We both envisioned LoCo to be more than just an e-commerce platform; We wanted it to be a space for story-telling for the community.
Influenced by the growing movement towards conscious consumption, we were determined to search the country for the best sustainable, honest-to-goodness products created with care and love by small local businesses around the United Kingdom. We aim to discover and advocate the best of these local businesses and their stories, and we invite you to join us on this path of discovery.
The Local Collective aims to reach small local businesses that have yet to tap into the e-commerce market and provide them with a platform to promote their business, their stories, and their core values. As much as we believe and value the products within our subscription boxes, we equally cherish the stories behind each product.
We want local business owners to feel empowered enough to tell us their story -- whether that be of triumph or of tribulation, of humor, or of their journey of starting a business. At the same time, we want the United Kingdom to enjoy the products that are put together in these boxes and celebrate the diversity this country has to offer!
Our value is to tell stories beyond our own.