Limited Edition at the OUshop
We are all looking for extra special gifts, and Christmas is no exception. It is with this in mind that we created the limited edition collection.
Produced exclusively for the Oxford University shop our selection is made up of hand turned bowls (created from university wood and turned in Oxford), our best-selling satchel in a caramel leather, a hand painted pot complete with an winter scene set in Oxford, beautiful jewellery inspired by Alice in Wonderland and much more.
We are always looking for new ideas and are already thinking about next year so if there is something you would like to see next year let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
It finally feels like summer has arrived here in Oxford and we are already planning trips out on the river and picnics in the university parks.
It is particularly handy for us to have good weather at this time as June sees us in the process of moving our warehouse. With increased space we will be able to process orders faster and stock more fantastic items. Do Let us know if there is something you would like to see us stocking.
We apologise in advance if this causes some delays to orders, so please do let us know via the order comments section if your order is urgent. Alternatively you can always contact us here: http://www.oushop.com/contact-us
We are delighted to welcome Eva London to the OUshop. After much debate in the office we have settled on the band #1 and signet ring to become stock items; both of which are now available to buy.
Eva London was founded by Anna Jewsbury while she was an undergraduate at the University of Oxford. Having grown up wearing a Chicago class ring which belonged to her mother, Anna was struck by the significance and lasting charm that a ring can encapsulate. And it was with this in mind that she developed the graduation ring concept.
You can buy off the peg or have a ring made to order. After selecting a design, you can choose your metal, stone, finish and surface engraving (for example, your degree initials or year of graduation).
A proportion of the proceeds from each sale is endowed to the University of Oxford.
To be honest wool wasn't top of our product development list but when we heard about the sheep on the FAI Farm based on the University Estate in Wytham, we couldn't resist making a phone call to see if we could use the wool. 12months after the initial phone call our ‘UniversityWool’ is now available in the shop. The yearling Coopworth sheep were shorn in June last yearand the fleeces sent to the Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall (www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk) where theywere washed, dyed and spun. The result is a luxurious wool, which comes in two colours – Natural (un-dyed) and Oxford Blue. The blue dye is environmentally-friendly, mineral based and organically approved (Soil Association). The 50g balls of University of Oxford wool cost £4 each.
We'd like to say a big thank you to David Crutchley at the University farm and to Sonja and Lauraat the Natural Fibre Company for all their help and advice.
Are you a keen knitter? The University Shop would like to hear from avid knitters in the University who would be interested in knitting products to sell through the University Shop. All interested parties so far are meeting at the Oxford Limited Offices at 18b New Inn Hall Street at 4.30pm on Thursday 20th March. Email email@example.com if you’re able to attend.
Back in July last year we blogged about our trip to Isis ceramics Oxfordshire studio and showroom and promised to let you know when more pieces from the range
Good news, as we are pleased to confirm that the following pieces are now live on the website for viewing and purchase:
A pretty sugar bowl and a platter will also be uploaded soon. View Collection
Find everything you will need this term online, at OUShop.com!
Stock up on stationery, with our wide selection of products. Our classic ‘Logo Master Notebook’ has plenty of extra features, from an expandable pocket to hold papers, to a page marker ribbon, and stickers, ideal for use in lectures. If you would prefer an Oxford theme, try the colourful ‘Fritillary', or ‘Striped’ notebooks, instead.
For your desk, pick up our ‘Scholar’s Stash, Office in a Jar’. This fun item is filled with accessories to help you study. Everything you need, stored in one place!
We also have a range of attractive bookmarks, for when you need to find a page quickly. My favourites are those that have been laser cut with Oxford landmarks, - the ‘Sheldonian’, ‘Radcliffe’ and ‘Bridge of Sighs’ are exclusive to OUShop.com.
When you need a break from studying, relax with our popular ‘Scholars’ Brew’ tea. Blended exclusively for us by Jeeves and Jericho, this tea is packed with flavour. You can also choose from a selection of mugs, including those from the Cityscape range, and “This England of Ours” Oxford Mug. So why not drink your tea in style!
If you need a bag to carry shopping, or books, the cotton shopper bags are a perfect choice. There is also the ‘Oxford Gym bag’ and ‘Sports Holdall’ for all your kit, if you want to take up a new sport this year.
So look no further than OUShop.com!
Happy New Year from the OUshop team!
With February just around the corner, we are starting to think about our gardens and what will be going into our veg beds this year. Last year I took the plunge and changed my flowerbeds into two long raised beds in which, amongst other things, I grew tomatoes, courgettes, runner beans and onions.
Because of this new passion, I was excited to discover that the shop had a gardening section when I joined the team last year. Inspired by the Botanic Garden, we have added more products to the site and created a capsule range that has some of the basics you need to get started, along with some fine finishes. I already have my eye on the pot tamper and the beautiful cane finial, as well as the ever essential seedling labels.
Keen to encourage the young gardener, we also have some products available for children here too.
All is quiet on that front so far, but I have high hopes for some blooms in March.
In the meantime I will get back to planning the rest of my beds and coveting the items mentioned above.
If you have any suggestions for more essential items we should add then let us know.
The University of Oxford Shop is stocking a great range of Christmas cards.
For the 2012 festive season both the HighStreet store and online shop (oushop.com) are stocking Christmas greetings cards from fourteen Colleges, plus designs from the Bodleian Library collection, and a selection from the Ashmolean Museum. The Christmas cards are sold in packs of 10 and are printed in the UK on card made from FSC approved stock. View Cards
Also on sale is our first advent calendar, with a design featuring many of the University’s most memorable buildings.
Bespoke Oxford is a collection of gift and homeware inspired by Oxford and commissioned exclusively by us for our high street and online shops.