About Us

Purveyor of colourful homewares, unusual gifts, fun toys and sweets! 

Sinéad started Bristol Trading Post in 2017. After many years of working in a variety of shops, both before, during, and after her studies in Sociology, she found her passion lay in what had previously been thought of as a pocket money job. 

Once she decided to go it alone and start her own business the ‘pocket money’ work became a near obsession. Using her background as a Sociologist, Sinéad observed the vital place local shops have within communities. On her travels through America and Mexico she saw many ‘Trading Posts’ providing both goods and gossip to people from all walks of life. 

And so, Bristol Trading Post was born. A friendly neighbourhood shop with excellent provisions for your home and loved ones. Every item is hand-picked by Sinéad who considers the origins of each product to ensure a fair wage and good working conditions. 

Our little yellow shop is in a beautiful Victorian Arcade in the lovely Clifton Village area of Bristol- it’s well worth a visit!