Totnes Pound


Overview

A local economy is like a leaky bucket – wealth comes in and as soon as it is spent at a shop or business that has more connections outside Totnes than inside Totnes, that money disappears. That’s the nature of sterling.

However, local money doesn’t leak through the holes – it bounces around inside the local economy and keeps money in local pockets.

Local money helps us think about our local economy, enquiring where our money goes once we spend it and finding ways to keep it from leaking out.

If we use our money for production and consumption closer to home, we’re going to pay more attention to how those products are made, and the waste streams that result from them. It’s similar logic to the premise that the Bhopal disaster in India would not have happened if the battery factory had been in the back garden of the Chief Exec of Union Carbide.



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Pagoda Interiors

We have been running our family business since 2011 and are located in The Narrows of the historic market town of Totnes, South Devon. Our business ethos is based on selling ethical products; these include fair trade, ethically sourced, recycled, locally made and UK made.  We spend a lot of time undertaking research about the makers and products before we stock them in our shop. We are always on the look out for new and contemporary looking homewares and gifts and by doing this we think that we have established ourselves on the high street as offering that 'something different' to the norm or latest trends. We received a Gold Award for Best Fairtrade Retailer - Multiple Products in the 2017 South West Fair Trade Business Awards.  We have also won Gold in 2015 and Silver in 2016. We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm - including Bank Holidays.

Jano A Taste of Sunshine

Jano is an Italian family run delicatessen, online shop, restaurant and private catering business with a real love for genuine cuisine and high quality artisan products.
In fact it's all about the products that we carefully select and import directly from Italy. The very best cheeses and cured meats, extra virgin olive oil that we produce on our farm, wines, preserves and biscotti. Our pasta is made fresh daily with a choice of sauces to choose from.
All products from our deli can be bought individually, our wines by the bottle and we also offer a range of tagliere (cuts from the chopping board) and prepared dishes to take home.
Why not try our successful A Taste fo Sunshine Picnic Bags with a variety of menus to choose from for the Ultimate Mediterranean Picnic to enjoy in the location of your choice.

The Totnes Wine Company

They stock an extensive and unique range of wines plus spirits and locally produced craft ales.

They are the only shop in Totnes to stock the full range from local producer, Sharpham Wines. The wines make the perfect souvenir to remember your stay.