A creative showcase giving our visitors the opportunity to find the finest, most interesting Bristol made gifts under one roof... yours! With your work available in our shop for the entire month of December, we hope this open's up more time for your precious creative endevours during the festive season.
The shop is run by the makers (around 60 all together!) with 2 of us opening and closing the shop each day. Not being a market, space isn't allocated on a per table design, but instead, it is carefully curated by management to allow for optimum shopability for all.
Work in the shop is selected not only for its quality, character and shop-ability, but for it's sustainability too. If you consider things such as locally sourced materials, minimal packaging and eco processes, let us know in your application.
Spaces in the shop are limited, and in order to avoid product clashes, we do have to be selective with applications. We apologise that we can't accept everybody, but please don't let this hinder your creative confidence!
Commission and shift info:
It is essential to have some of the stockists working in the shop and most of our traders quite enjoy their time in store. It's a chance to engange with customers, meet other makers that you will be working with and also a chance to check on your stock levels. The shifts are five hours long and there is always two people working. A rota will be sent to all traders doing shifts in early November and you can select the ones that suit you best.
Key Info :
Shop open Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 20:00 & Sunday 11:00- 16:00
At the Island gallery space, Bridewell Street, Bristol City Centre, BS12LE
Trader Fee - £50
Commission on sales is on a sliding scale with shifts worked (details below)
Stock drop off date : Wed 27th November
Stock collection date : Thurs 2nd January
Application deadline : Thurs 5th September
Public liability insurance essential.
This is a shop set up so the space is carefully curated by management.
What is a primary and secondary product?
Over the years, we have learnt that many creative businesses may produce many different kinds of products. Please let us know which items you consider your main sellers and which are extra's, as we will prioritise stocking your main items but cannot guarantee your secondary items won't clash with other people's primary items in the shop.
Morning shift: 10:00 - 15:00,
Evening shift: 15:00 - 20:00,
Sundays: 11:00 - 16:00.
No shifts - 40% commission
2 shifts - 20% commission
3+ shifts - 10% commission
*We will aim to allocate the option selected in application, but there is limited availabilty for each choice and we may choose the next closest option for you.
Some may find completing the application form on mobile phones problematic, we advise using a computer if possible.