Episode 22: Shop Local, Think Global with Kristina Currie of Bon Tot
In this episode, we explore the idea of ‘shop local, think global’ and its various implications as creative entrepreneurs. It’s a phrase full of potential and possibility but also restrictions and responsibilities. How can we respond to it creatively and commercially?
When considering who to ask to speak on this topic, my wish list was a long one - someone creatively talented, who had a bricks and mortar shop and an online presence, that the shop would be fully invested into the local community and that they would have an international point of view in terms of product and the environment. Critically, it felt essential to have someone who saw all of these things as a narrative, a debate, a work in progress. And by some miracle, I found them!
Kristina Currie of Bon Tot sits down with us to discuss how they find this balance - the shop in Edinburgh, the online presence, stoking international products and prioritising eco-thinking. If you want to hear a great business story, you have come to the right place. Kristina is an articulate, considered and funny guest. You are in for a treat!
Bon Tot: https://www.bon-tot.com
Courier Magazine: https://couriermedia.co
How I Built This: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this