Indie Oxford Magazine
Today I am very excited to launch the first ever Indie Oxford Magazine! This new magazine will celebrate and support all the independent businesses based across Oxfordshire. If you are an indie lover, we hope to inspire you and if you are an indie business, we are on a mission to support you! The magazine is designed to bring you more inspiring indie stories from across Oxfordshire, including The Indie Impact feature which shines a light on the incredible positive impact indies have on our communities.
Since 2015 Independent Oxford has been championing indie businesses and encouraging consumers to support and shop local. The last year has been incredibly difficult for all businesses but we have seen a significant increase in shoppers supporting their local shops and we want to make sure this continues.
I’m teaming up with Sarah Adams from Herberowe Candle Co. and Rianna Low from Jam Puppy Design Studio to bring you this new magazine. Sarah brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her career as a journalist, and experience in creating community newspapers, and Rianna has been working with IO for over 4 years, creating our awesome indie graphics, and brings with her own style and flair to the publication.
We decided to launch the IO Magazine to increase our support of the indie scene and all the fantastic, innovative and unique businesses we all have on our doorsteps, in our communities and online. You will find profiles on some of our best local indies around, as well as good reasons to shop local, an essential Christmas gift guide and lots more.
To celebrate the launch of the magazine, we will be hosting a festive Mini Indie Market upstairs at The White House on Abingdon Road tonight from 5 – 8 pm and you are invited!
Stall holders include The Wonky Food Co, Herberowe Candles, Jam Puppy Designs, Jessie’s Art Shed, SO Sustainable and Neve’s Bees. Jessie will also being hosting a macrame Christmas decoration making taster session throughout the evening to help you learn a new festive craft.
There will also be free copies of the magazine to pick up, as well as tasty treats and drinks from Tap. If you fancy making a night of it, book a table to try out the new Christmas menu.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Where to get your Indie Oxford Magazine
You can also pick up your copy of the Indie Oxford Magazine at the following indies:
We hope our first issue inspires you to support your local independent businesses more than ever this year, and as we head into peak shopping season, please do consider buying your food, gifts, cards, wrapping paper and decorations from your local makers and producers.
SHOP LOCAL AND INDIE this Christmas!
We will be back with our second issue of the IO Mag in February 2022 and if you would like to contribute, or find out how you can get involved, please email me at email@example.com.