While we have mastered the art of sustainable fashion and remembering to take our reusable coffee cups everywhere we go, sustainable interior is something we've yet to tackle...
Just because you want to be responsible when it comes to your interior style, it doesn't mean that all of a sudden, you have to sacrifice your living room to hemp woven rugs and dumpster sofas.
In fact, there's a whole bunch of super stylish brands who are committed to behaving responsibly. Whether that means that their products are made in Ireland by independent artisans whose crafts have been put at risk from mass production, or that they source products from international initiatives in developing countries which commit to paying their workers good wages with benefits. Perhaps they even take old stuff, destined to be ditched as waste, and turn it into something new.
Below we have rounded up the best sustainable homeware brands and products to have in every room of your home.
Washed Cotton Duvet Cover Set, €49.99, H&M
The H&M group has a strong history of sustainability and while they still have a significant journey ahead, the store really is doing as much as it can thanks to their H&M Conscious collection. Every item in the whole collection is made from recycled materials and H&M has pledged that it will only use 100 per cent recycled or other sustainably sourced materials in all their collections by 2030.
Completed Bliss Diffuser, €46, Neom Organics London
Lift your mood with this sustainable therapeutic reed diffuser by Neom Organics London. With 16 pure essential oils for a totally clean, organic fragrance, the scent works to stimulate the mind while giving you an uplifted feeling.
Totem 60L Waste Separation and Recycling Unit, €250, Reuzi
Say goodbye to bowls of food scraps sitting on the sink, farewell to bags of recycling sitting next to the bin. This is the perfect 60L solution for households wanting to combine their waste and recycling in one stylish unit.
Savari Drinks Cabinet, €379, Myakka
With a contemporary spin on Fairtrade, Myakka has a varied range of furniture and homeware with something for all tastes. This drinks cabinet uses waxed solid mango wood in a sturdy gunmetal iron frame. It’s from a hugely progressive fair trade supplier in the Indian state of Rajasthan and uses responsibly sourced timber.
Kiko Round Mirror, €52.43, Nkuku
UK based company Nkuku made it its mission to champion handmade products from around the world that are produced and sold fairly. Unlike other ethical brands which operate only online, you’ll find its wares in lots of boutiques and larger shops too. These brass-framed mirrors are typical of it's smaller homewares; the antique brass border brings a unique touch to your living room.
Main image by Sonnie Hiles