#ShopLocal #SupportSmallBusiness

At The Path Less Wasteful we love to support other small businesses; and are proud to stock a wide variety of products that are handmade by independent makers and family businesses (several of them local to us in the South West).

Did you know we offer FREE local delivery? (no minimum order needed)

We offer free local delivery on any purchase, with no minimum order amount. At the moment itโ€™s mainly within a 5miles radius from our HQ, but we hope to increase this in the future. So right now, we can do Gunnislake, Tavistock, Callington and the Calstock area. We do however cover as far north as Launceston, via Kelly Bray. If youโ€™re not sure if we cover you, then please drop us a message. We may be able to accommodate a delivery slightly out of this area if it’s on a route we are already taking (we’re watching our carbon footprint after all ๐Ÿ˜‰)

To choose FREE local delivery, please select the option at the checkout. And please only do this if you are within the area shown or have checked with us first. If you could make sure you add a mobile number or an email when checking out, we will use these to contact you to arrange your delivery at a time convenient to you.

Weโ€™d love it if this option helps you to #shoplocal and #supportsmallbusiness. I really wanted to introduce a delivery option to help people who canโ€™t get out to their nearest bricks and mortar zero waste store, those with limited mobility or who are short on time.

If you are not a local and still want to support our little ethical shop, then we have various UK wide postage options and postal delivery is free on orders over ยฃ30!

Shopping with us in Person!

Did you know you can shop with us in person at local markets, events and pop ups!

Weโ€™ll be appearing at various markets and pop ups through the year with a selection of our eco friendly and sustainable products and weโ€™d absolutely love to meet you! With Covid keeping us online only for most of the time weโ€™ve been trading itโ€™s been so amazing to finally get out and meet you, our lovely customers! Weโ€™d be happy to help you on your journey to less waste with product recommendation and tips – and we love just talking to you all, and your support means the world to us!

Weโ€™ll keep you updated with market and event dates on this page and across our social media – @thepathlesswasteful

Our next event is Saturday 13th August 10:30-4:30 at the North Cornwall Vegan Fair at the Parkhouse Centre, Bude!Come along for a great day with stalls, talks, films, food samples and more! Make sure to pop by if youโ€™re local! Free entry!

(Photo credit:EcoFest Tavi)

We do offer sale specials and discounts at markets and are able to accept cash or card payments, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

2022 Dates

  • Saturday 8th January 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 12th February 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 12th March 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 9th April 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 7th May 10-4 ๐Ÿ—“ The Great Cornish Market – Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Cornwall Showground (near Wadebridge) FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY
  • Saturday 14th May 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 11th June 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 9th July 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 16th July 11-5๐Ÿ—“ EcoFest Tavi – The Meadows, Tavistock FOOD, STALLS, ACTIVITIES. FREE EVENT
  • Saturday 13th August 10:30-4:30 ๐Ÿ—“ North Cornwall Vegan Fair – Parkhouse Centre, Bude – STALLS, TALKS, FILMS, FOOD SAMPLES AND MORE! FREE ENTRY
  • Saturday 10th September 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 8th October 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 29th October 10-4 ๐Ÿ—“ The Great Cornish Market – Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Cornwall Showground (near Wadebridge) FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY
  • Saturday 12th November 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Saturday 26 November 10-4 ๐Ÿ—“ The Great Cornish Market – Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Cornwall Showground (near Wadebridge) FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY
  • Sunday 27th November 10-4 ๐Ÿ—“ The Great Cornish Market – Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Cornwall Showground (near Wadebridge) FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY
  • Saturday 10th December 10-12:30 ๐Ÿ—“ Gunnislake Village Market – Gunnislake Village Hall (PL18) FREE ENTRY, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

Best of The South West

We’re very proud to support some amazing makers and independents from all around the South West Region, including in our home county of Cornwall! Here’s our Best of The South West collection, which you can Shop Here. Check back as we are talking to more local suppliers and have hopes to work with even more in the coming months.

Benefits of Shopping Small/Local:

  • Shopping at local businesses puts money into the local economy. Research shows that ยฃ10 spent with a local independent can mean up to an additional ยฃ50 goes back into the local economy. This is because the local shop owners, who you are spending your money with, will then put that money back into their/your local community by going into local pubs/restaurants/shops etc, thus circulating the money and allowing your community to thrive.
  • Small and local businesses often stock items which are made locally and arenโ€™t available elsewhere else, providing a great range of choice and unique products that bring originality and variety including items that are hand made instead of mass produced.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint, if you can shop local then products aren’t being posted across the country with the associated miles, and if the goods are local too, then there are less miles on them and a therefore lower footprint.
  • Artisan/Craft/Local markets help foster the talents of the next generation of British designers and retailers. There is a constant turnover of new products, and sellers can listen to customers’ demands. A small company can respond to popularity and quickly supply more โ€“ and you can suggest things too, so you can even have a bit of influence over the products on sale.
  • The fantastic thing about independent businesses is that they are run by people, not by boards, stockholders or algorithms. This usually means better customer service and that the business has heart and personality; your purchase comes with a story and a smile.
  • Although many chain businesses do have good customer service, you just canโ€™t beat the personal touch of a local owner who knows the local people/area. They can offer you a product that is suitable for you. Building relationships between the local owner and the local customer goes further than just a purchase. It is also worth remembering that local shops stock an inventory based on their own customerโ€™s choices rather than national trends. This is so you can find what you want rather than finding what they want to sell you. If you get to know your independent trader they should be able to recommend products to you.
  • You can get better deals – for example the local baker can throw in extra bagels for regulars; grocers give informal 10% discounts; and market stall holders are prepared to negotiate on prices. Independent retailers can use their discretion to reward regular custom, and it can mean you get discounts on the items you actually want to buy, rather than being tempted by multi-buy offers in the big chains.