That Thing was established in 2008, and is now one of Bristol’s longest serving independent businesses. The store is home to around 50 independent designers, most of which are Bristol based, and local to the store itself. The shop presents a fresh and eclectic mix of unique pieces; ranging from jewellery, homewares, clothing and gifts, to vintage finds and eco and inspired lifestyle products. The addition of stocking of handpicked vintage comes from a natural love of reusing, recycling and appreciation of colour, patterns and form. The store also proudly stock it’s own in-house brand ’That Thing’, designed and hand-finished in store.
The store is well known for it’s support of the creative scene in Bristol, and is run by a small dedicated team, fronted by owner Joh. All aspects of running the business are handled by the team; from social media, photography, graphics, styling and visual merchandising to packing and processing, selecting stock and working with the designers to maintain the unique aesthetics the shop has become famous for.
‘With us you can shop with integrity, find quality products and support a small business in one go. Knowing that your money goes back into the local economy, allowing this beautiful cycle to start all over again’
— Joh, founder of That Thing