COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our lives this year - you can’t /don’t want to go on holiday, weddings have been postponed and our usual treats like days at a spa or even trips to the cinema have been cancelled. As such, everyday luxuries at home are even more important than ever. Here we share some top ways to treat yourself each day. From your morning coffee to your candlelit dinner and climbing into bed; making the most of experiences at home, no matter how big or small.
The simple pleasure of breakfast in bed, drinking coffee from your favourite hand thrown mug and breakfast bowls is so important. At Otti Home, each product is chosen with care and thought. The enjoyment the object brings to everyday life is key. A hand thrown mug is unique, no two are the same and each are made with pure craftsmanship. Made in small batches and full of the makers passion and skill. When held you can feel the tactile nature of the clay and enjoy the unique patterns the glaze produces.
Climbing into bed with fresh, clean sheets is the best feeling and even better when bed linen has been made fairly and as sustainably as possible. Ecosophy is a transparent company that sells organic and fair trade cotton that is thoughtfully designed and sustainably made. The founder Kate Anderson is passionate about all stages of the production, where the collections are made and by whom. As a company they make responsible choices for each stage of production and communicate this to the customer and help give a better insight to how, where and what the collections are made from.
Slipping your feet into total comfort in the morning or when you return from a busy day is so pleasing. I have owned a pair of house boots by Cornish brand Celtic and Co for over 8 years now and they are still going strong. Reliable, beautifully made and have lasted daily wear. As a company, Celtic have always been flying the flag for sustainable slow fashion since it started 30 years ago. Each piece is made in the UK and is handcrafted to last a lifetime. A sustainable brand using all-natural materials where possible to reduce their impact on the environment. They also offer a repair and resole service to help reduce waste and promote reuse. Each style is considered so to stand the test of time in both quality and design. Their products are extremely well priced considering the longevity of each piece.
Cleaning and Bathing
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Tincture is a great company for all things natural. After the founder struggled to find cleaning products that were toxic free for her family and pets, she decided to create a range of cleaning products made from 100% natural ingredients with pure essential oils and botanicals. Effective cleaning and considered stylish packaging that encourages you too reuse, refill and recycle. You can breathe easy when cleaning your home with these divine scented cleaning products and hand washes that are safe for the whole family including your pets! Cleaning will not feel like a chore once you start using these 100% natural high quality products.
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Candles are perfect for adding that special romance to a dinner, relaxation to a long soak in the bath or even lit in the day to create a calming sanctuary to your self car routine. Our beeswax candles are hand dipped using traditional techniques and have a sweet subtle honey aroma. Made using UK beeswax we stock a range of shapes and sizes along with handcrafted ceramic candle holders.
Everyday items we use in our homes do not have to be basic, bog standard or boring. In fact, they should excite you and bring a little luxury to your day as well as standing up to our daily routines. Knowing what you own is ethically and sustainably produced will also add to that great feeling!
I hope that you have find the above companies inspiring and useful and I look forward to sharing more with you.