About The Slow Living Guide
The Slow Living Guide is a carefully curated online directory of slow living content, makers, places and events around the UK. The idea is for it to become a hub for the slow living community; a meeting place for those seeking and those offering inspiration on living a slow, simple and soulful life. A place where you know you’ll find like-minded people and where you can leisurely browse around while having a cuppa.
I believe craftsmanship and sustainably made goods are key elements of the slow living ethos and important to embrace and support in this age of fast living and mass consumption. I noticed that there are so many lovely creative makers out there who make gorgeous products and inspire to embrace a slower pace of life, but they’re somewhat scattered over the internet. Being an organiser by nature (and a slow living enthusiast), I thought it would make a lot of sense to gather them and put them neatly together in one place and make it easier for people to find them.
The way I see it: the more makers are in the directory, the more value it will have for people to visit the site. And the more site visitors, the more value TSLG will have for all the makers.
I’m offering free basic listings which include brand and product images, contact info with links, an about the maker section and a selection of products. In the future there will be paid add-ons available for more options and exposure.
Besides working on growing the makers directory, I publish weekly inspiration (podcast, blogposts and book recommendations) and two interviews per month, which has proven to be an effective way to drive traffic to the website.
What I look for when curating makers:
- You are a female small creative business owner based in the UK and you have your own website.
- You are inspired by nature and an advocate for the slow living ethos (see below).
- You make thoughtful/seasonal/cosy/quality/sustainable handmade products.
- You not only share about your products, but also about yourself in the context of slow living: how you spend your slow Sundays, what your struggles are behind the scenes, your favourite nature spots, etc. I really like to see the person behind the business.
If you think your business would be a lovely addition to The Slow Living Guide, then please get in touch!