“Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.” - Vivienne Westwood
Our hope is to curate a store that challenges high-street mass production. We pride ourselves as an independent, small business on our individuality and our freedom to make businesses choices that reflect our personal values. We have always been committed to ethical sourcing and we are continuing our journey in making our store more sustainable. Our hope is to make sustainable and ethical production an attainable and affordable choice for our community.
We choose to work with brands that share a similar passion for enriching the communities they work with, and for producing beautiful products without harming the environment. Here we will tell you more about the inspiring brands we have the privilege to work with, and more about the reasons behind whywe love them
We are extremely excited to be working with two beautiful Irish brands that are making waves in the sustainable movement.
Nunaïa, pronounced [noo-nigh-yah], is a blend of 3 words from the Quechua language of the Andes Mountains. It means ‘Soul Tribe’ and represents Nunaïa‘s vision of fostering connection and well-being by nurturing people, planet and communities.
The Nunaïa products are thoughtfully designed to eliminate unnecessary waste and packaging.
- Bottles are made of Miron violet glass, printed with organic ink and are fully recyclable.
- All packaging is made with FSC Certified Paper and cardboard that is responsibly harvested, printed with environmentally friendly inks and is fully recyclable.
Nunaïa work directly with small farmer growers, mostly in the Andes Mountains and Amazon Rainforest, who use sustainable and organic farming practices that do not harm the earth. This allows them to preserve their cultural traditions and build sustainable futures for the next generation.
The Nunaïa Fund is the company’s way to give back to the South American communities they work with. A percentage of the profit on every product sold goes straight back into the communities and contributes to scholarship funds for female education in Amazonian and Andean communities, and to environmental conservation in some of Peru’s most threatened eco-system.
Not only are Nunaïa paving the way for sustainable and organic production in Ireland, we absolutely adore their entire skincare range too. We can guarantee you would enjoy the Nunaïa Ritual too.See Nunaïa
Another stunning Irish-made, female founded brand is Jo Browne. Jo Browne is one of Ireland’s leading names in beauty and wellness, with a focus on organic and natural products.
As a professional reflexologist and holistic therapist, the Jo Browne collection is made with carefully chosen, natural ingredients and packaged with recycled, eco-friendly bamboo material. Bamboo is a sustainable biodegradable resource that is naturally grown, without pesticides, and bamboo also aids soil stability.
In addition to skincare, Jo Browne’s range has expanded beyond skincare over the last few years. The collection now includes sustainable bamboo bedding. The bamboo material has ventilation properties that are superior to cotton and it’s thermal regulating and breathable qualities helps you to stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. As bamboo fabric is hypoallergenic, it is perfect for those with sensitive skin or eczema. It’s also anti-bacterial and keeps the pillowcase fresher for longer, for the best, eco-friendly sleep you’ve ever had.
And trust us,we’ve tried them - and we can confirm they are heavenly.
Founded in Amsterdam, O My Bag offer stunning collections of eco-friendly and sustainably made leather goods handmade in India. O My Bag works collaboratively with small communities to connect them with the global market, while also creating fair job opportunities.
What really drew us to O My Bag is their transparency. With regular updates via blogs and communications, O My Bag are open and honest about their processes and efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, and their contributions to protect the environment.
O My Bag have received awards for their Sustainable Leather practices (+ have recently launched their vegan leather collections). With every O My Bag purchase, the company can contribute to a better world with fair jobs, safe working conditions, equal opportunities, and respect for the environment. Not only that, but a percentage of their profits is returned to the small communities they work with to fund and resource local education.