Conscious shoppers can choose from hundreds of goods that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. These include a wide range of gift ideas, as well as handmade Christmas decorations, recycled wrapping paper and recycled Christmas cards creating positive change.
Founder Lucy Willoughby launched Good Things after working in the charity sector: “I saw for myself the devastating impact plastic pollution is having on the natural world, and how social enterprises around the world are creating solutions that empower marginalised communities, and reduce our harm to the planet. I wanted to do something to support their work and increase their impact, so I decided to seek out products creating a positive difference and make it easy for people to find them in one place.”
“It’s so exciting to be part of Sparks Bristol, which is a groundbreaking project in the centre of Bristol. Sparks encourages people take actions on climate, equality and wellbeing and this aligns perfectly with Good Things' values. We're looking forward to joining the community championing sustainability and Fair Trade, and showing people the positive change they can make by choosing to support local, national and international projects when they choose gifts this Christmas.”
Good Things now offers hundreds of goods from purpose-driven organisations in the UK and around the world, including:
- recycled and recyclable wrapping paper, and reusable fabric gift wrap made from upcycled saris
- wildflower seed gift sets which help fund mental health support gardening groups in Somerset
- colourful handwoven cotton toys that empower women in rural communities in Sri Lanka
- and a range of handmade goods created by displaced artisans living in refugee communities around the world
Sparks is a department store with a difference. It's a vibrant, positive venue where visitors can explore what a greener, fairer and more creative future looks like. Sparks brings organisations and individuals from across the city together to pilot new ways to better serve our community and address the climate, ecological and cost of living crisis. The project is located in the heart of Bristol, in the old M&S building on Broadmead and has recently been recognised by the National Lottery as a project of national significance. Find out more.
How to find us
If you're in the area please come and say hi! We're open from Saturday 21st October, and will close on Sunday 24th December at 3pm.
Opening hours: Mon 11-6, Wed 11-6, Thu 11-6, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-6 & Sun 11-5
Sparks Bristol, 78 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3DS
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At Good Things you’ll find inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. Discover gifts for all ages and inspiring ideas like cards that plant trees, handmade cushions empowering people in Tanzania and eco toys made from recycled milk bottles. Have a look at our collections.