Staff favourites 8

Sophie’s favourites – local, unique and ethical products

Dragonfly gift shop broughton street edinburgh
The full spectrum of Esscentual candles, some of Sophie’s favourite products at the Dragonfly

There is so much to choose from!

I hugely appreciate the fact that there are many options for supporting independent, small-scale businesses based in Scotland. This includes not only The Dragonfly itself but also many of our suppliers. In addition, we currently stock products with a charitable or ethical standpoint, such as bags and purses made by Edinburgh-based Earth Squared, a member of BAFTS (British Association for Fair Trade Shops), and products that raise funds for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Protection of Animals).

And of course the designs are lovely too, which made it pretty difficult to narrow down my choices. It was tough, but I tried my best, and here are the products that made the cut.

The Dragonfly gift shop Broughton Street Edinburgh
Some of the staff favourites at the Dragonfly


Featured in the photo

Clockwise, from top left:

Cute little second-hand jug – £12.50. Hurry – this is a one-off. Once this is gone, it’s gone!

RSPCA “Midnight Hare” set of four coasters in four designs – £22.99. Lovely, simple white, blue and purple designs of hares in sturdy porcelain with a cork backing.

Large “Cider Festival” hand-poured candle by Esscentual, based in the Scottish Borders – £8.99. Smells divine, like all their candles, with up to 50 hours burn time. Also available in a small size at £5.99.

Earth Squared Edinburgh fair trade Juliet Purse – £9.50. Very cute, the perfect size with an extra zipped pocket behind..

Hazel & Pip scarf – £8.99. Just a gorgeous, bright, tropical, leafy, birdy-ful (sorry) pattern that I’ve turned into an improvised backdrop in this photo. And never fear, if yellow’s not your thing, it’s available in two other colour variations.

Dragonfly gift shop Broughton Street Edinburgh
Colour variations of this lovely scarf from Hazel & Pip

But there is also so much more (I just couldn’t fit in the photo!).

So come down and visit us at the bottom of Broughton Street and see what you can find.

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