Chitra Tarling - Owner

Welcome to Independent Design Collective, our little gift shop in Bristol! We are proud to be based in this vibrant city and are committed to supporting the local artists who make it so special.

We offer a unique collection of handcrafted gifts made by artists who live and work in Bristol. From beautiful ceramics and jewellery to handcrafted prints and textiles, our collection showcases the incredible talent that can be found in this city.

We believe that shopping locally and supporting independent artists is not only a great way to find unique and high-quality gifts but also helps to create a more sustainable and ethical way of shopping. By choosing to shop with us, you are supporting local talent and helping to keep our city's creative spirit alive. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help you find the perfect gift and to share with you the stories and inspiration behind each piece.

At our shop, we are passionate about bringing the community together and creating a space where people can connect over a shared love of art and creativity. We host different guest artists every month which offer something new and exciting for our regular customers.

We also offer a range of services, including bespoke commissions and personalised gift wrapping, to help you find the perfect gift for any occasion.

Come and visit us today and experience the magic of Bristol's artistic community for yourself!


Meet The Team - Clara and Isobel


Clara has been with us since October 2022 and is a valued member of the team.  She is responsible for most of our fantastic reels on Instagram, adding stock to the website and is also one of our artists (Lemon Damsel)

Isobel also started back in October 2022 and is a joy to work with. She is friendly, dedicated and will do her very best to help every single customer.

Both ladies have a passion for the shop and want to see it succeed.  We are very lucky to have them at IDC.