FEEL GOOD GIFTING
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be hard but shopping ethically for Christmas can be even harder! To take the stress away, we have decided to create an ethical gift guide so you can source that perfect sustainable gift with help from Foxford. Including gifts from the brands we love and stock on our website to our own Foxford products, allowing you to gift ethically.
Firstly, we’d love to introduce you to Grizzly B from Sam agus Nessa. He’s a bear shaped clock made from solid Irish timber and finished in bees wax! Grizzly B is made by hand and he's the perfect addition to your little ones room as he can be wall hung or free standing. Created by Sam agus Nessa the lovely furniture and product design company based in County Kildare who make contemporary, functional furniture and homewares. Inspired by the Irish vernacular and their surroundings and only utilise locally sourced, Irish materials. All of their quirky creations are handmade and so unique with beautiful packaging that is also recyclable and we think that Grizzly B would make the cutest gift for your little one.
MODERN EIRE PRINTS
A combination of Irish history and being eco-conscious, Modern Eire was founded in 2017 by Ciaran Boyce in the heart of Donegal’s northern peninsulas. With his love of the land, culture and contemporary design, he began creating eco-conscious prints that people both at home and abroad can have lasting connections with. All of their designs are printed with water-based pigment ink on museum standard paper, made with sustainable bamboo or cotton industry by-products. Each contemporary print will not fade for 100 years and their bio-packaging is compostable or recyclable so while their prints may last a lifetime, the packaging will not! We have two of these beautiful prints stocked on our website, ‘The Coast is Clear’ and ‘An Island of Extremes’. Lasting a lifetime and based on so much Irish history these prints would gorgeously hang in any home, making a thoughtful Christmas gift.
Natural and long lasting in collaboration with CLEAN SLATE we have our own range of beautiful Soy Candles called The Mill Collection. Inspired by the history of the Mill and the Wild West, each one represents a beautiful characteristic of life here at Foxford. CLEAN SLATE was founded by Nicole Connolly who always had a massive passion for fragrance, design and creativity and an obsession with candles. Pursuing her passions led to her making little luxuries which are both high quality and eco-friendly. So we choose to collaborate with this gorgeous brand to create our own collection. With so many fragrances in our Mill Collection we even have seasonal fragrances to bring the festive spirit into your home. Made from 100% Soy wax, all our candles our paraben free, hand poured and finished with love and care. Using soy wax means they burn slower so their beautiful fragrance is gradually released and that gorgeous scent keeps in your home for longer. Go on, light up someone’s world with the gift of a Foxford candle!
The gift of a timeless heirloom, our Foxford Throws are woven in the rugged west of Ireland in Foxford Co. Mayo. Lasting a lifetime our Foxford Throws are the perfect winter accessory to snuggle up in and is a meaningful gift for that special someone. When weaving our Foxford treasures we try to use materials which are both high quality and ethically sourced. Our Merino throws are only woven using New Zealand Merino yarn and we only use companies with Sedex accreditation. Sedex is one of the world's leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains. This is the benchmark for good industrial standards of employment, sourcing and production. Also wool is a totally sustainable product as well as being biodegradable. Our Mohair yarn is sourced through SAMIL Natural Fibres LTD who are an entrepreneurial team based in South Africa, providing employment both directly and indirectly for the local communities where unemployment is high. SAMIL have introduced methods in the angora farming industry including an active collaboration with the Black Empowerment Enterprise (BEE) where fair, equal jobs have been provided in many different areas throughout South Africa. Additionally, with the claims of abuse of animals in the Angora goat industry SAMIL and the collective industry have taken action to ensure that the alleged incidents are investigated and necessary action when required will be taken. Give the gift that lasts a lifetime with a Foxford throw!
COUNTY COLOUR POSTERS
Giving Paper a new lease of life, inspired by the GAA county colours, Camán and Co. have created prints which reinterpret each county in a distinctly bold, graphic and modernist style. Screen printed by hand on Free Life Velum cream recycled paper and each print is individually packaged in branded tube which is also recyclable. Established in 2013 Camán and Co. bring the energy and passion for GAA to life in a contemporary Irish design. It’s the ideal gift for the proud county fan in your life.
Indulgence, inspired by Nordic aesthetics and with a love for nature’s treasury, the Meraki range offers natural skincare products ‘that caters both your body and soul’. Using all natural and nourishing ingredients which are paraben and colorant free using only the best that nature has to offer. All the Meraki products are COSMOS-labelled which ensures organic care products with natural ingredients, as well as all packaging is made of recyclable materials. COSMOS is the Cosmetic Organic and Natural Standards who are an impartial, European standard that controls and certifies organic cosmetics and skincare products. Being COSMOS-labelled means that a sustainable approach is used all the way from the product’s content and manufacture to the choice of packaging. Gifting Meraki means that pampering can be done the right way using natural and safe products.