The Bristol Shop Blog — Products

Vibrant New Prints, Coasters and Mugs at The Bristol Shop

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Just arrived, a brand new set of designs from much loved Bristol artist Susan Taylor which celebrate and showcase the SS Great Britain, Cabot Tower at Brandon Hill, the Harbourside Cranes and of course the Clifton Suspension Bridge! All designs are are available as A4 or A2 prints, sturdy mugs and handy coasters. SS Great Britain Print SS Great Britain Mug SS Great Britain Coaster Cabot Tower Brandon Hill Print Cabot Tower Brandon Hill Mug Cabot Tower Brandon Hill Coaster Harbourside Cranes Print Harbourside Cranes Mug Harbourside Cranes Coaster Clifton Suspension Bridge Print Clifton Suspension Bridge Mug Clifton Suspension Bridge...

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We're celebrating 5 years in business with our biggest giveaway yet!

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE It's 5 years since we opened our virtual doors and launched The Bristol Shop, January 29th 2018 is officially our 5th Birthday. The Bristol Shop is a curated marketplace for Bristol's best independent artists, designers, creatives and brands. For 5 years our mission has been to provide a platform for our city's emerging talent so they can grow and thrive by reaching new audiences throughout the UK and beyond. To celebrate this milestone we're giving away 8 fantastic Bristol made prizes - our way of saying a big thank you for the...

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Cabot Tower, Bristol. Inspiration for Artists

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From time to time we like to take a look at the Bristol icons that inspire our artists and designers and this time it’s the turn of Cabot Tower, situated on Brandon Hill and a feature of many Bristolian memories. Cabot Tower was built in the late 1890s, towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s journey from Bristol to Newfoundland aboard The Matthew (a replica of which is today one of Bristol’s most popular tourist attractions, moored alongside M Shed on Prince Wharf and operating a regular sailing programme). Built on...

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The Urban Fox

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You need only to search for “fox” at thebristolshop.co.uk to realise how much these creatures inspire Bristol’s artists and designers. Often thought of as country animals, foxes actually live in far greater numbers in our cities, with Bristol one of the first areas to be colonised, right back in the 1940s. The numbers did drop in the 1990s when a parasitic disease called sarcoptic mange spread across most of mainland Britain, causing declines in rural and urban colonies alike, but the populations are now recovering.

 Urban foxes are most likely to be found where residential areas have gardens, which provide cover...

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The Wonder of Bamboo

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Can you think of a material that can be used to make super soft clothing but that can also be hard enough to protect your precious Apple smartphone, while at the same time being about as eco-friendly as it gets? The answer is Bamboo. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, capable of reaching the height of a double-decker bus in just seven days. It is naturally organic, needing neither pesticides nor fertilisers to thrive, and requires minimal irrigation, and it’s not just carbon neutral – it’s carbon positive. When blended with organic cotton, bamboo can be used...

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