Bibevie: Chosen As A #SmallBiz100 4 Small Business Saturday
To celebrate, Bibevie has pledged to donate a percentage of their profits to charity on the day. They’re also running a giveaway, which they’ll be revealing on social media soon. As part of the campaign, Bibevie will be highlighted on social media on the 18th September, – as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.
Now in its ninth year in the UK, ‘Small Business Saturday’ celebrates small business success, whilst actively encouraging shoppers to ‘shop local,’ and support small businesses in their communities. This year, the campaign is calling upon the nation to share a ‘big thank you’ to the small firms who have played a vital role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bibevie’s Founder, Rhian Thompson, said: “We are SO excited and proud to have been selected for #SmallBiz100 alongside 99 other amazing and inspiring small businesses. Small Business Saturday is an incredible campaign. It highlights the unique, special products and services that small businesses can offer to consumers, and it encourages more consumers to shop small, and to shop local.”
“We can’t wait to introduce our brand to more people, and for new customers to find out about our gorgeous, practical and ethical baby clothes with matching bibs. To celebrate our Small Biz 100 day on the 18th September, we’ll be donating a percentage of our profits to Little Village, a charity that does brilliant work to support families with children under 5 in need,” she added.
Small Business Saturday UK will return on the 4th December 2021, following a record-breaking success last year, which saw an estimated £1.1 billion spent with small businesses on the day itself. This year, ahead of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow, the #SmallBiz100 features small firms with a passion for sustainability, to demonstrate the important part that small businesses are playing when it comes to tackling climate change.
Bibevie takes their commitment to sustainability very seriously: they make careful choices about their materials, reduce any unnecessary packaging where possible, and use biodegradable or compostable packaging, and they track their carbon emissions, enabling their customers to offset their emissions. They also run a recycling scheme, called ‘Gifted With Love.’
Michelle Ovens CBE, Small Business Saturday UK’s Director, said:
“Throughout the crisis, we have been reminded of the special role that small firms play in local areas: they look after their customers, communities, and the planet. We’re excited to be kicking off this year’s campaign to show our thanks to amazing small businesses like Bibevie. As firms recover from the challenges of the pandemic, we are calling upon everyone to get behind the campaign to make it our most impactful Small Business Saturday yet.”
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots-led, not-for-profit campaign, – originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010. American Express is still the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK. On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK are encouraged to go out and support all types of small businesses, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores.