A new service for enjoying local products at home has just launched with a gift box showcasing Brixton.
Steven Wilson created indebox after he was made redundant last year:
“I found myself spending a lot of time walking around South London, noticing all the amazing local shops,” he says.
Steven realised he would be unable to travel back to his home in Scotland for Christmas, so decided to send gift boxes full of local goodies back to his friends and family so they could experience a taste of London.
The boxes received such great feedback, that the concept grew into what is now indebox.
indebox does not just aim to support independent shops in different areas with each iteration, but also to connect loved ones together.
“I wanted to create a local feel in a box, and allow people to reach it, connecting loved ones and supporting the local community in a way no one has done before,” Steven says.
There will be a combination of food, drink, self-care and lifestyle items in the Brixton box.
Food and drink wise, the products could include the coco or fig and jasmine bars from Gemini Chocolate, and a bottle of ‘Brixton’ Lazy Scientist small batch handcrafted hot sauce. The sauce ingredients are all sourced on Electric Avenue.
Another item chosen by indebox is the “Brixton in a bottle” Market Row botanical rum – a blend of premium Jamaican, Bajan and Dominican rums, infused with Kenyan black tea, Nigerian hibiscus and red rose from Pakistan.
These are all sourced from Brixton Market.
You could also receive a candle from Batch One, whose scents include wild fig, silver birch & black pepper and sandalwood & amber.
There are two options of totes from Dave Thompson Art, depicting either Brixton Market or the Ritzy. A keyring of local icon David Bowie also features.
The box comes in two sizes, priced at £39.95 for seven items and £59.95 for 10 items.
£1 will be donated to a local charity for every box purchased, starting with Lives Not Knives.