This has been a tough week and sometimes you just need a treat. Here are some locally-made and ethical buys to brighten your day

 

Are you a lockdown spender or a pandemic saver? Chances are that either way you’re in need of a boost after what has felt like a tough week. Treating yourself to soft new loungewear, clean runners and gorgeous buys for your skin and home will help cheer up the next few weeks.

Treat yourself or someone you love

 

If you’re finding it hard to pick up the phone, or running out of things to say, this card says it all.

 

 

 

Rhubarb is in season, so as well as trying some home baking, enjoy the gorgeous scent with this candle that is perfect for spring.

 

Change up your handwashing routine with a new scent that promises to give you a lift, as well as softer hands.

 

 

Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward collaborated with H&M on their latest Conscious loungewear collection, with sweatshirts, joggers and soft crop tops. The cotton content of the collection is recycled.

Quality socks are needed for long walks, and for staying cosy while working from home. Invest in quality pair or two and care from them by handwashing. These ones are made in Co Donegal.

 

 

Teapots are being put to work lately, and this is one to keep forever. We love this classic design, made in heavyweight steel with thick enamel for durability.

 

 

The Rv3 trainers by Roscomar are fully vegan, and kinder to the planet than other vegan-friendly footwear. Vegan leathers are often petroleum-based, but these shoes are made with Tencel Lyocell fibres, which is more sustainable.  The brand encourages you to wear your shoes for as long as possible, and then rather than discard them, return them to Roscomar for free. They will recycle and reincarnate them into new footwear. Find out more here. 

 

This face tool promises to leave skin feeling plump, but it will also help relieve tension which can build up in the jaw and neck.