We’ve all got enough stuff, right? Very possibly. But we’ll buy more anyway, so we might as well try to make sure it comes from nice people who care about what they’re producing and how they produce it.
So Roll for the Soul will have a little shop selling cycle clothing, books, magazines, art and other paraphernalia. There’s no point trying to compete with the big chains or online retailers, so we’re working with smaller companies, many from the South West, to offer products that you won’t find elsewhere in Bristol and which are well made, will last, and are produced in socially and environmentally responsible ways.
We’re talking to producers and suppliers at the moment, so by the time we open we should have a nice range lined up, including our own merchandise. We’ll add to it as we get established. Eventually we aim to be the first choice for anything and everything bike-related in Bristol. But for starters we’ll be bringing you riding and casual clothes from two local companies, Trail 42 and Whackjob. We like them a lot. They’re trying to do things the right way. And it shows in what they make. We’ll be hooking up with more folks like that over the next few months. If you’re one of them, or you know someone who is, drop us a line via the contact page and let’s see if we can help each other out.