BertIllustration

Creative wares for feminist babes

Cheltenham, England | 124 Sales

BertIllustration

Creative wares for feminist babes

Cheltenham, England 124 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   PLANTS FOR FEMINISM

I am so excited to reveal my very new collection, #plantsforfeminism. I love plants, I am a feminist and so the pairing just seemed like a dreamy match! I have a little bit of everything for you - totes, cards, homeware, accessories and stationery. Basically, gals, I got you!

Everything you see in this shop is brainstormed, designed, packaged and sent by me, the one-woman-band behind Bert, in my humble studio in Cheltenham. I want to make cards and gifts for less ordinary gals like myself, who have a sense of humour, love "boy stuff" and aren't afraid to be a little on the quirky side. My little helper (read: not so helpful naughty puppy) also likes to get involved with your orders

Announcement

Last updated on 03 Jul, 2018

PLANTS FOR FEMINISM

I am so excited to reveal my very new collection, #plantsforfeminism. I love plants, I am a feminist and so the pairing just seemed like a dreamy match! I have a little bit of everything for you - totes, cards, homeware, accessories and stationery. Basically, gals, I got you!

Everything you see in this shop is brainstormed, designed, packaged and sent by me, the one-woman-band behind Bert, in my humble studio in Cheltenham. I want to make cards and gifts for less ordinary gals like myself, who have a sense of humour, love "boy stuff" and aren't afraid to be a little on the quirky side. My little helper (read: not so helpful naughty puppy) also likes to get involved with your orders

Ashleigh Stanley-Oakes

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Ashleigh Stanley-Oakes

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Updates

Ever wanted a patch that has your feminist plant lady interests at heart?
New in!
Cacti win over cat calls any day of the week. Call out the patriarchy with this cute hard enamel luxury pin!
My newest make: the major plant haul tote bag
Inspired by all my fellow crazy plant ladies who just need bigger bags for their haul
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About

Creative wares for feminist babes!

Despite being a girl, my Dad has always called me Bert.

Hiya! I’m Ashleigh, the one-woman-band behind Bert. Most days you can find me in my studio with a puppy on my lap and a cuppa to hand!

I am mostly known for compulsive plant buying, an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs and chasing after dogs whenever I see them. People often refer to me as Queen of the Dinosaurs and, of course, Bert (my post is more often addressed to Bert than to Ashleigh!)

I love serving the world by creating unique gifts and cards that make someone’s day AND fly that feminist flag high.

The things I am most passionate about in life are:

- Flying the feminist flag for all my gals who like what they like, whether it’s pink or not
- Taking affordable DIY hacks into your home to make your space totally unique
- My puppy (and family) because I’m a big Hufflepuff at heart

I create products for feminist babes who are totally into dinosaurs, plants, space, puppies and puns. And I am lucky enough to give them the gift of DIY or creative knowledge through my blog and workshops.

As an illustrator, I’ve been featured on the Let’s Talk About Mental Health blog, which I also wrote an article for; DoCrafts Creativity magazine (Issue 85) with a How To tutorial posted on their blog and the UKbusinesswoman Instagram account.

When I’m not busy working on my latest designs, you can catch me drinking pumpkin spice lattes, napping with my pup, listening to my record collection and cross stitching.

If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me:

1. No one ever calls me by my real name. When I hear “Ashleigh” I know I’m either in big trouble (with my parents) or I don’t respond!
2. I have a really unhealthy obsession with Autumn. It’s why you’ll hear me whining about not having pumpkin spice lattes post-December and insisting on wearing cardigans even in Summer
3. I’m Bipolar and I often write about those experiences to help others who are going through diagnosis or their own mental health crisis
4. I got married 4 days after my 21st birthday even though I didn’t believe love existed up until I was 16
5. I love Asian cooking and I make a mean teriyaki salmon

Still here? Let’s connect!

Shop members

  • Ashleigh Stanley-Oakes

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Every design for Bert is made by me in my humble studio in Cheltenham Spa. Bert was born out of my love for giving the perfect gift to friends and family who like something that is just right for them!

  • Alfie

    Chief Inspector

    Crashing photoshoots, deleting blog posts and sniffing around every single order I post. But the most beautiful studio assistant on Earth

Production partners

  • UK Printers

    Leeds, England

    All of my products are designed in my humble studio space in Cheltenham Spa, UK. My printers print the designs onto a cover and page style of my choosing.

  • Patch & Pin Makers

    Norwich, England

    They take my designs and set them into machines to make these lovely pins and patches

  • Saxon Print

    Winchcombe, England

    Lovely local printers who take my designs and pop them onto paper for your home!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 03 Jul, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than making something that is just right for you!

Contact me or leave a note at checkout and I will do my very best to make sure what is sent out to you is perfect

Care instructions

All ceramics should be washed at no higher than 40 degrees Celsius and should never ever be put in the dish washer! Make sure your design stays fresh for longer by only ever washing when necessary and with warm water

Wholesale availability

I am currently stocked in independent retailers across the country. If you would like a wholesale catalogue or have a wholesale enquiry, please feel free to send me a message

Gift wrapping and packaging

All the care in the world is put into your packages so if there's anything you specifically want, or you're sending the gift straight to somebody, please leave me a note at checkout with these requirements

Seller details
Bert Shop
Townsend Street
46
CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire GL519HB
United Kingdom