Janet from Ago art makes everything in Northern Ireland by hand using recycled wool.
Lynne Gardiner from Portstewart-based Amazin Grazin makes different flavours of wheaten bread including bake at home mixes, and a gluten free bake at home mix
Need an injection of art in your home? Find what you're after with unique canvas, prints, framed pieces and original art pieces and artistic gifts, created by artists and photographers based in Northern Ireland.
Buy finished pieces, originals, prints or artistic gifts.
Each piece is handmade by me in my home in Portrush in Northern Ireland.
She draw's inspiration from our dramatic and rugged coastline, picturesque harbours, golden sandy beaches and historic landscapes.
Her work embodies the spirit and soul of Ireland which allows you to chase away a grey day and evoke fond memories of brisk Spring walks or lazy summer days on the beach. Using only artist's glass gives the pieces fabulous clarity and scope of colours.
Try delicious award-winning Northern Ireland food & drink, delivered to your doorstep. Each of these winning producers and products have been recognised for their outstanding quality.
The Great Taste Award, which is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards delivered by the Guild of Fine Foods
The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard. It is their guarantee of a top quality Irish product.
Plus additional awards...
Handmade in Ireland, Bán íon Soap offers an expanding range of products. Free from palm oil, no detergents, synthetic fragrances, colours, artificial preservatives, alcohol, petroleum products, synthetic additives or GMOs.
Bán íon soaps are natural and have not been tested on animals nor do they contain animal fats. They are palm oil free but still retain the naturally occurring glycerine that is normally discarded in commercial soaps.
All products have been certified by a cosmetic safety assessor and comply with EU laws and regulations.
Bán íon Soaps are certified member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers and a commercial participator with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Waste Free Packaging
We take the impact we have on the planet very seriously. Our small batch manufacturing process produces minimal waste. We give nature a helping hand by using recyclable, eco friendly or compostable packaging.
Karen is the founder of Bán íon soap. The story began in the kitchen laboratory of Bán íon (meaning Pure White in Irish) cottage nestled in a small rural village in the north of Ireland.
Formally from a nursing background but as my family grew I developed an interest in the use of natural, non toxic, irritant free skin care to use at home, as both my children had infantile eczema. This led to a career change where I worked as a skincare consultant in a leading cosmetic/skincare company.
Since becoming a grandmother and qualifying as a Master Herbalist four years ago, I decided to formulate my own botanical recipes for cold pressed soap, something my own grandmother did many years ago.
My passion is creating ethical skincare which is great for the environment and for my customers. I use only the highest quality of ingredients, free from SLS, paraben, SLES and palm oils, while manufacturing in a small batch process that produces minimal waste. It's these roots that continue to shape Bán íon Soap ethos.
John could not find a product not only he loved but his beard loved. So he decided to make his own beard care products with all natural ingredients and no artificial additives. He wants his big phat bearder’s to know they’ll be using the purest products mother nature has to offer.
After a serious length of time and inches of beard growth later he finally clocked it, he had developed products that nailed it, he absolutely loves them. All he needed was a name to go with the product, that part was easy.
And there you have it, BIG PHAT BEARD you and your beard will love it.
Blackfire Artisan Food is the result of 30 years of travel and tasting by Belfast native, street artist, grower, sauce alchemist, and chilli fanatic Tim McCarthy.
It’s a small Belfast based company specialising in the creation of unique, fresh chili sauces, all of which are vegan-friendly, gluten-free as well as being low in calories. They contain only natural ingredients and are free from added sugar & salt as well as artificial colours or preservatives.
They grow 2 dozen varieties of peppers all year round from medium-hot up to super hots as well as many of the vegetables, fruits, and herbs used to create the sauces. At BlackFire they never use chili extract but carefully blend the flavour profiles of their homegrown peppers to create a premium product unlike any other.