"IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE INNOVATION IS NOT DRIVEN BY PROFIT, BUT BY ETHICS. THESE FIVE GREEN BRANDS ARE PAVING THE WAY, PROVING THAT BUILDING A FAIRER, ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS FUTURE CAN BE THE MAIN FOCUS."
"Perusing Bristol’s thrivingly bohemian Old Market Quarter you’ll find the independent co-op store and workshop space Prior, happily vibrating with design-led, contemporary creativity. Every unique piece is handcrafted using sustainable or recycled materials. Of particular note are founder and maker Rebecca Prior’s wonderfully imperfect collection of geo-faceted vessels, lamps and vases, all made using reclaimed hardwoods. A guilt-free haven for unique, forever picks, everything in Prior is thoughtfully made with care and intent. priorshop.uk"
"For sustainable pieces with special stories behind them, take a trip to PIOR in Bristol's Old Market. Forget frivolous purchases and throwaway culture, the co-op shop prides itself on stocking products that are made to last. PRIOR showcases work from 28 local makers, all of whom offer bespoke commissions so there's plenty of choice, from geometric pots to boho macrame wall hangings. As well as homewares there's also organic, vegan skincare on offer and handmade jewellery you won't see on anybody else"
"Shop Bristolis a directory of 23 lifestyle and present stores from across the city. Spearheaded by the owner of Prior in Old Market, Beck, the aim is to make sure money is given to smaller businesses during the festive season"
“Since I started Priormade I’ve always made recycled work,” Beck says. The kettle is on the little kitchen and a cheese plant is basking in Sunday morning sunshine on the windowsill. The space smells like wood shavings and linseed oil. “I’ve always been interested in not being wasteful, and I really like history.