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Irish Design Shop’s spring collection has sustainability at its heart


By Megan Burns
24th Apr 2022

Glass Bud Vase, €48, Benefield Spencer Glass

Irish Design Shop’s spring collection has sustainability at its heart

Update your home for spring knowing that each product has been made in Ireland, with minimal impact on the environment.

If you’re looking for something to freshen up your home for spring, why not look for something that will be a cherished part of it for years to come?

Irish Design Shop’s spring collection is full of gorgeous hand-crafted pieces that are a sustainable choice. Not only does their quality and timeless style mean they are investment purchases that stand the test of time, but each one is also made in Ireland, with attention paid to minimising their impact.

The Bridge Pottery

Irish Design Shop's spring collection
Mark Campden pottery, from €35

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 provider for their electric kiln and locally sourced sustainable wood for their wood-fired kiln.

Small dairy jug, €46, Caroline Dolan ceramics

There is a strict quality control regime in place at every stage of the making process, so as to avoid producing ‘seconds’ or wasting materials and power. To optimise energy efficiency, each kiln load is packed to maximum capacity and only fired during off-peak hours.

Cushendale 

Silare Mohair Throw, €205, Cushendale

Cushendale is one of only two vertical mills left in Ireland where every stage of the manufacturing process, from fleece to fabric, is completed under the same very old roof, minimising their carbon footprint and ensuring the unique quality standards in every single piece of fabric they weave.

All their wool fibres are 100% natural, fully biodegradable, and have a zero microplastic footprint.

Tom Manning

Wooden bowl, from €30, Tom Manning

Tom Manning in Enniskerry uses windfallen Irish hardwoods to produce his unique collection instead of felled, imported timber.

Orla Culligan

Ceramic Candlestick Holder, from €16, Orla Culligan

These Terrazzo candlestick holders are made by Galway-based ceramicist Orla Culligan. Created using reimagined ceramics and jesmonite, they were designed as a solution to material waste. As with all of Orla’s work, there is a focus on sustainability and repurposing materials where possible.

Jerpoint Glass

Bold Tapered Jug, €115, Jerpoint Glass

Family-run studio Jerpoint Glass in Kilkenny specialize in small batch production, and despite the delicacy of glassware, only use recycled paper and card in all their packagaing.

John Hanly

Green Check Throw, €128, John Hanly

Part of the range are new blanket colorways from Tipperary mill John Hanly. With one-third of the power used by the mill generated from their own water turbine and the remainder from their electricity supplier hydro generated, all the electricity used in the factory comes from renewable sources.

Pacie Grews

Macrame Jute Plant Holder, €25, Pacie Grews

These macrame plant holders by Pacie Grews in West Cork are made from sustainably sourced, hand-dyed cotton.