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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Fox & Company

Fox & Company is a small but perfectly formed independent shop in The Narrows. It's a superb stop for browsing many of the beautiful locally handmade arts and crafts, painted furniture and pretty homewares. So if you want to pick up a gift or souvenir which is unique to Totnes, this is a must shop to visit. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm

Beaumont & Brown

For luxury lovers, a visit to Beaumont & Brown is a must! Our flagship store in Totnes has everything you need to craft your perfect night’s sleep. From beautiful bedlinen, dreamy duvets and plump pillows that enable you to create the ultimate slumber to exquisite towels, bath rugs and robes to ensure your morning shower is equally divine-we’ve got it covered. Made by our team of experts our duvet covers, pillow cases and sheets are woven from the finest long staple cotton to produce bedlinen that is wonderfully soft and a real treat to slip into at the end of a long day. Our range of natural and synthetic bedding products are all British made and ethically sourced, so you really can sleep soundly. Find us at the bottom of Fore Street, we are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Colony

An independent womenswear boutique situated on Totnes High Street that has gained a reputation since launching in 2015 as a fun and inspiring shopping experience. Colony offers cool, contemporary clothing and accessories by both emerging and established designers. With an emphasis on a super-friendly customer service, the carefully considered edit in-store and on-line blends great design, affordability and clothing to suit a modern lifestyle. OPEN Monday – Saturday10am – 5pm, (5.30pm Friday & Saturday) You can also find us on Instagram.