Somehow it is already November and that means the C-word is fast approaching! With the Secret Santa pressure, round the clock ads, and tempting Christmas bargains, this time of year can be challenging to even the most conscious consumer.
This year however there is no shortage of places to find sustainable gifts. From zero-waste to ethically sourced, handmade to fair trade, there are lots of events happening in Dublin over the next few weeks where you can pick up all your Christmas gifts. Check them out in the list below!
Happy (Sustainable) Shopping!
NOV 30th– DEC 3RD
Stiall, an online sustainable fashion website and store based in Ireland, are joining forces with the brilliant Siopaella to host a Stiall popup where you can view new stock, take advantage of offers and take part in sustainable fashion chats.
WHERE: Siopaella, 8 Cecelia Street
MORE INFO: www.stiall.com
DEC 7TH – 10TH
The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back! With a fourth day added this year the market will run from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December with over 140 stalls selling a unique mix of festive gifts. Alongside the Dublin Flea’s much-loved mix of vintage and collectibles, the market hosts an unbelievable collection of independent Irish craft-makers, designers and artists that you cannot find readily on the high street.
WHERE: Point Square, Dublin
The Christmas festival for those looking to pick up some tips on how to cut down on festive waste.
There will be info stands from charities and organisations that are helping with the problem of excess stuff, workshops on everything from decorations to edible treats, a swap shop and dedicated Christmas jumper swap, vendors with low waste alternatives, and most importantly a chance to meet and chat to like-minded people.
WHERE: Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket, Dublin 8
WHAT: MAKERS MARKET WITH LILLY’S ECO CLEAN
Lilly’s Eco Clean are hosting their first Makers Market where visitors can find locally produced goods and foods, zero waste products, crafts and organic foods.
WHERE: Lilly’s Eco Clean, Park West Industrial Estate, Dublin 12
WHAT: ALL THAT GLITTERS CAN BE GREEN: THE FESTIVE FASHION FORUM
During the festive season there is a focus on buying, buying, buying! Often people are too busy, stressed and under pressure to really consider where the items they are buying have come from, especially when it comes to clothing and accessories. This event aims to show the importance of taking the time to consider where and how the clothes you are buying this Christmas have been produced. It will showcase some of the many innovative and beautiful ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly fashion outlets, designers and producers in Ireland and why we should be shopping with them this Christmas. There will be a focus on handmade items, upcycling and budget-friendly festive threads, that will be kind both to your pocket and to the planet! With a series of talks, workshops, on site vendors and delicious refreshments, this 100% free to attend, festive event is not one to be missed.
WHERE: Drumcondra Market, Dublin
WHAT: GREEN CHRISTMAS MARKETS AT MART
MART’s Green Christmas Market wants to offer an alternative to allow people to purchase sustainable gifts for family and friends all under one roof during the three long weekends of December.
Housed in a beautiful old fire station on the high street of Rathmines, this Christmas Market aims to provide space to vendors selling Art, Design, Craft, Knits / Fashion, and Jewellery produced from eco-friendly / reused / recycled materials, alongside businesses promoting reuse and the sharing economy.
WHERE: The MART Gallery, Rathmines, D6
MORE INFO: http://www.mart.ie/
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