We’re no strangers to Black Friday or Cyber Monday. But you may not be familiar with the alternative Green Friday.
Green Friday is the more eco-friendly alternative where you are asked to shop from more sustainable and local companies this year.
We’ve picked six fabulous businesses that you can pick up some bits from this shopping mad weekend!
JANDO is the perfect place for the art lover in your life.
They are renowned for their acclaimed range of fine art prints that uniquely capture Ireland’s favourite locations and landmark architecture in their vibrant and unique pop art style. JANDO also produces a range of contemporary greeting cards themed around the Irish wit, as well as a series of ethically made screen-printed tea towels and tote bags.
JANDO are 100% Irish, sourcing all materials from local suppliers on the isle of Ireland. JANDO is a carbon-neutral company dedicated to a more sustainable future. JANDO will be offering 20% off almost everything on their website.
For the fashion lover in your life, the FéRí collection is a magical line of clothing handcrafted with great detail, an array of colourful prints, embroideries painted by hand and most importantly with love!
All clothing is made with re-worked textiles, dead-stock and natural organic fabrics to achieve a collection of pure nostalgia that embodies the energy of the old and the new.
We are simply obsessed! Check it out here.
Reuzi is Ireland’s one-stop shop for sustainable living. With 800+ products available in-store and online, their aim is to break the stigma around sustainability.
Sustainability is not exclusive to scientists or the all-or-nothing folks. Pat wants to make sustainability an easy-to-digest subject with fun, colourful products and educational services.
She also wants to help everyone take one extra step towards sustainable living – whether that means helping people get their first reusable straw to providing tools and knowledge to transform their entire shopping routine. Check out all the bits here.
Jiminy Eco Toys
Jiminy is the perfect place for your little ones as it sells eco-conscious toys across Ireland and the UK. The brand is the brainchild of Dublin mum Sharon, who found toy shopping for her daughter frustrating as nearly everything was plastic wrapped in plastic and shipped from thousands of miles away.
Jiminy provides an alternative with products using natural products or safe recycled plastics. Their toys also boast ‘low toy-miles,’ all being made in Europe.
You can find your perfect present here.
Nunaïa is a skincare brand that focuses on wellness rituals. After deciding the corporate life was no longer for her, Nicola longed for an adventure and set off to travel and figure out the new lifestyle she wanted to lead.
She ended up spending 12 years in South America researching health and well-being with traditional communities, discovering a connection with nature and its powers while she was out there, and gathered information from talking to herbalists and healers to begin Nunaïa.
At the heart of Nunaïa, lies the importance of the daily ritual. Taking a moment of self-care can help bring some meaning, intention and connection to your life. Find out more here.
Faerly is your one-stop shop for everyday items created by small Irish producers.
The brains behind the company James and Eoin are all about supporting local and Irish makers and we’re inspired by the Scandinavian concepts of Hygge (life moments brimming with happiness, comfort, loved ones, favourite things, beautiful places, savouring the present moment and the good life) and Lagom (not too much, nor too little, just right).
While they have products for the every day, they also have plenty of gorgeous gifts for the festive season ranging from soaps and candles to skincare and haircare. You can find everything here.