~ About Us ~
We are passionate about colour, design and the joy of living at
Island Blue Tobermory!
We began Island Blue Tobermory six years ago in our harbour home of Tobermory.
'I think we thought let’s just see what we can create that excites us and, in turn, hope all who step across our doorway will find it equally so' - Martin, founder
We have stuck pretty close to this core mantra every year since!
One of our strongest beliefs is to buy from suppliers and producers that are equally passionate about what they do themselves. With thousands of possible companies to choose from to make up the range of an individualistic gift shop such as ours, why not fill it with truly great products created by truly great people! It gives more value in every sense to all that we do.
We also strive as much as possible to sell products that are ethically produced or sourced. Whether it be that the products are produced using eco friendly methods, or they support groups around the world, we try our best to make sure our products have a positive impact on the environment and also the people who produce them. Being based in a small community ourselves, we understand how important it is to support small businesses.
In a lot of cases our suppliers have really long standing relationships with designers and makers from all over the world. We love this international feeling, after all we are very much dependent on each other for the long term health of us all and the planet itself!