If you’re looking for something to freshen up your home for spring, why not look for something that will be part of it for years to come?
The Irish Design Shop spring collection is full of beautifully handcrafted pieces that are an enduring choice. Not only does their quality and timeless style mean they’re investment buys that stand the test of time, each is also made in Ireland, with attention to minimizing impact.
The pottery of the bridge
Mark Campden and his partner, ceramicist Caroline Dolan share a studio in Kilkenny. They are passionate about sustainability and use a 100% green energy electricity supplier for their electric oven and locally sourced sustainable wood for their wood oven.
A strict quality control regime is in place at every stage of the manufacturing process, to avoid producing ‘seconds’ or wasting materials and energy. To optimize energy efficiency, each oven load is packed to its maximum capacity and is only turned on during off-peak hours.
Cushendale is one of only two remaining vertical factories in Ireland where every step of the manufacturing process, from fleece to fabric, is carried out under the same age-old roof, minimizing their carbon footprint and ensuring the unique quality standards in every piece of fabric they make. weave.
All of their wool fibers are 100% natural, fully biodegradable and have zero microplastic footprint.
Tom Manning in Enniskerry uses exceptional Irish hardwoods to produce his unique collection instead of felled and imported timber.
These Terrazzo candle holders are made by Galway-based ceramicist Orla Culligan. Created from reinvented ceramic and jesmonite, they were designed as a solution to material waste. As with all of Orla’s work, the focus is on sustainability and reusing materials wherever possible.
The family-run Jerpoint Glass studio in Kilkenny specializes in small batch production and, despite the delicate glassware, uses only recycled paper and cardboard in all of its packaging.
Part of the range includes new cover colors from the Tipperary John Hanly factory. With a third of the energy used by the factory generated by its own water turbine and the rest by hydroelectricity from its electricity supplier, all the electricity used in the factory comes from renewable sources.
These macrame plant hangers from Pacie Grews in West Cork are made from sustainably sourced, hand dyed cotton.