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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Social Fabric

Social Fabric is a modern, fun craft shop and workshop space in Totnes. They sell gorgeous yarns, fabrics, kits, books, haberdashery and more! You can also learn new skills or dust down old ones here but not in the way you learnt to sew at school! They are relaxed, friendly and their workshops are informal but they all produce stunning results.

They teach the age-old arts of knitting, crochet, quilting and dressmaking but in a very 21st century way. They also make loads of lovely lampshades... either with you in a class or for you as a bespoke service. This is a truly creative, community space. Do drop in and see what's going on!

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

The Shops at Dartington

The Shops at Dartington. A great place for all the family, whatever the weather. With 10 shops, 2 cafes, a beauty spa and several activities and much more we have it all. So whether you're looking for gifts or fine food, come to Dartington with its stunning location, family events and late night shopping at Christmas. We are located 1.5 miles from Totnes in the heart of South Devon known as the South Hams and set within the grounds of the Dartington Hall Estate. Open seven days a week Monday to  Saturday from 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Parking charges apply.

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.