Dotty Red chosen to encourage UK to 'shop small' this festive season

Date published: 21 December 2020

Littleborough needlework business Dotty Red has been chosen as one of 100 small independent businesses across the UK to encourage ‘shopping small’ and supporting the community over the festive season.

Dotty Red, which specialises in quirky home textiles with a vintage twist, was chosen by Holly Tucker, founder of Notonthehighstreet and UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses, for her Campaign Shop Independent.

Now in its fourth year, Campaign Shop Independent is a nationwide campaign shining a light on small businesses and all those who have dared to dream and navigate their own journey following their passion

Dotty Red’s Suzie Vallis, who recently celebrated eight years of business, said she was “incredibly proud and a tad giddy to have been selected for the privilege.”

She added: “Never before has it been so important to shop small and support our local independent businesses.”

Dotty Red has previously had her work appear with Kirsty Allsopp on television, and was named as one of the 2019 ‘Rochdale 30’ – the borough’s commemoration of Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration of independent businesses, which highlights the important role they play in their community.


Dotty Red flies the flag for small businesses outside the Rochdale Co-op building
Dotty Red flies the flag for small businesses
outside the Rochdale Co-op building


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