The Made In Bristol Gift Fair returns to Colston Hall, Bristol on 29th November, 7th December & 13th December 2014 once again bringing the best of the region’s designer-makers to the heart of the city for a festive shopping showcase of creative talent.
Located over four floors and featuring more than 100 designers, the Gift Fair is a vast emporium of unique handmade gifts. With stalls offering jewellery, toys, ceramics, art and home accessories, the Made in Bristol Gift Fair is the perfect place to find innovative locally-made products that bring the personal touch to Christmas gift giving.
Running on three dates, Saturday 29th November, Sunday 7th December and Saturday 13th December, this year nearly a third of the designers at the Fair will be new faces, reinforcing its reputation as a key way for new designers to meet their customers and for shoppers to be able to buy original work directly from the artists who made it.
The Made in Bristol Gift Fair fills the majestic foyer at Colston Hall which also now features on the ground floor the recently opened Colston Street Bar and Kitchen from Bath Ales; the perfect place to rest and have a bite to eat whilst Christmas shopping.
The Fair features a handpicked collection of the best of Bristol design selected by local entrepreneur and founder of Made in Bristol, Bryony Morgan who started the Made in Bristol Gift Fair six years ago. Bryony is committed to supporting local design talent and her Made in Bristol shops (Paper Scissors Stone, Made in Britain in Cabot Circus and Christmas Design Temporium at the Architecture Centre) not only sell designers’ work they also foster talent by helping designers to develop their businesses and promote their collections. She is also set to launch a new online shop selling exclusive new products inspired by Bristol’s history, places and people.
Bryony Morgan says: “The Made in Bristol Gift Fair gives people the opportunity to see the Best of Bristol’s design talent under one roof and to buy exquisite hand-made gifts direct from the makers. Buying from Bristol-based artists helps our local economy and is a sustainable way to shop that is better for the environment too.”
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