It's Competition time! We have been thinking about how best to promote our vendors to a wider audience and get their products in front of as many people as possible, so guess what? We have decided to buy a load of our favourite products directly from them and give them away as a fabulous Dorset sourced Prize.
Over the next week, we are heading out on the road to meet some of our vendors in person and collect the prizes. We will be using the opportunity to get to know our customers better so we can get them more of their own customers. As a bonus, we get to see where they work and find out some more about their business back story along the way. Plus, we get to touch and feel some of the best products Dorset has to offer.
What are the prizes:
Details of the competition will be released at the end of this week. The prizes we have gathered so far include:
A Bottle of Fordington Gin (35cl)
A smaller bottle of the original Fordington Gin created with locally sourced botanicals.
6 Bottles of The Original Dorset Ginger Drink
A box of 6 33cl bottles of the Original Recipe Dorset Ginger drink from the Dorset GInger Company. Enjoy the soft ginger aroma drink and mix with carbonated lemonade to make your own ginger beer.
Melbury Vale Distilled Hand Sanitizer 100ml
A prize for the times in which we live and one that will help to keep you safe as we enter the next stage of lockdown. Distilled a few miles south of Shaftesbury in North Dorset at the Melbury Vale Winery.
Triple-Layered Handmade Facemasks from Thomas and Mae
Another useful product for these times are these beautiful handmade facemasks from Thomas and Mae. We will even let you choose the pattern or colour and size of your choice.
Black Rasberry and Peppercorn Candle from Made at Milldown
Fill your home with the scents of this scented candle from Made at Milldown. Sophisticated fruity floral dominated by notes of fresh raspberries and cherries warmed with pink and black peppercorn and intertwined with a plethora of transparent flora underscored with creamy musks.
Every one of these candles is made using 100% soy wax, lovingly hand-poured into 200ml recyclable clip top glass jars, which can be cleaned and reused however you wish.
BreadWrap Bee Design by Beewrap UK
Stop using cling film, tin foil and other environmentally damaging products. This breadwrap at 50x50cm is huge, it will wrap a bloomer or sourdough with plenty to spare and more importantly keep your bread fresh for an extra couple of days before its toast. Also, perfect to keep your homemade bread and rolls fresh
Extra Large wrap at 50 x 50 cm. You will also be doing your bit to save the planet.
Photo to come. These natural firelighters are sourced from the heathlands around Dorset. Collected and put together by Woodsman the Jolly Forester, they help keep our natural environment regenerating by utilising the coppiced Hazel and Birch trees.
All the Blues - Cord Necklace from Happy Go Jo
This pretty necklace from Blandford based Happy Go Jo is the perfect gift for a loved one. With a natural hemp cord this blue necklace with little silver-coloured bird and heart charms and assorted blue glass beads. The necklace measures 17 inches and was the first of our prizes to arrive, so thank you Jo.
Perfect for anyone who's hands do all the work. Lavender and Geranium Handcream for hardworking hands. Rich and intensely moisturising Handcream to heal, soften and protect your skin. Full of Shea butter, Apricot and Sunflower seed oils, plus Organic Calendula and Vitamin E to promote healing.
Scented with Lavender and Geranium essential oils. Loved by gardeners, nurses, and all hard-working hands!
Ylang Ylang and Turmeric Spice Soap from Pip Natural Skin Care
Full of Coconut and Sunflower oil, with Frankincense essential oil.
This soap smells sweet and spicy with Ylang Ylang, May Chang and Geranium essential oils. Turmeric is swirled through the bar to add a little colour and texture. It is Palm oil free and won't dry your skin like commercial soaps can.
Wild Venison Chorizo Sliced from the Real Cure
One for the meat-eaters out there, great on your pizza or just a snack on its own. This Chorizo from the Real Cure Dorset is seriously addictive. The warmth from the chillies combines beautifully with the smoked paprika and fresh garlic.
Wild Venison Smoked Sloe & Garlic Salami - Sliced
Another gem from the Real Cure Dorset. Made using wild Dorset venison, foraged sloes, fresh garlic and a good glug of red wine. Smoked over oak chips for 3 days.
Bathroom Washbag from Maison Elhoria
To round off the prizes, we have a luxurious washbag from Maison Elhoria. It will look great on your sink and hold all the essentials when you travel.
We are after some more prizes, so if you wanted to join the community here at Designed in Dorset why not let us know and we will see if we can add your products to the prize.