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There’s a Sustainable Christmas Market taking place this weekend

By Sarah Finnan

December 3, 2019 at 11:46am


I’ve been talking about Christmas for weeks, but now that it’s December I can finally do so in peace.

Native Events, Ireland’s leading sustainable event production company, has teamed up with D-Light Studios to create the Sustainable Christmas Market.

Free to attend, the indoor market will run this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, at D-Light Studios in the heart of Dublin city.

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We had such a great time in the studio last Friday on @culturenight . MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came along, took part and contributed to make the night such a joy! 💙💙💙 There will be plenty of photos and a video to come, but for now here's a small selection of some shots taken on the night.💫💫💫 Big thanks also to @glendaloughdistillery and @5lampsbrewery for the lovely refreshments. 🍻🥃 Here's to the next one! . . . #dlightstudios #CultureNight #oíchechultúir #dlightstudiosresidency #dublin #fivelamps #freeevent #community #art #market #fasion #sustainablefashion #recycle #vintage #charity #sustainability #workshop #popupsustainablemarket #ecoconcious #craftivism #exhibition #installation #music #DJ #games #chill #northeastinnercity #photography #performance #artistinresidence

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Boasting an impressive line-up of 30 Irish traders, there will also be a solar-powered music sound system and an eco-friendly gift-wrapping station in aid of ICHH.

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Very excited to announce the next five traders joining us at the Sustainable Christmas Market in D-Light Studios in just over a week! 🎅 @id11photographystudio is run by photographic artists Jane Cummins and Yusuf Amod. Using the cyanotype photographic printing process, they produce cyan-blue one of a kind prints and accessories. 📸 The @100percentreloved_ team will be on-site with their 100% ReLoved Hearts; a symbol of pride in giving clothes a new or extended life. Beautiful botanical brews from native Irish hedgerow plants and flowers from chef and herbalist @intelligent_tea's Freda Wolfe. Jo Browne offers handmade fragrances using organic beeswax and essential oils, a process that takes up to 6 months. The natural bamboo packaging is beautifully designed and is a perfect gift! @Jobrowne_ireland 🎁 @glintglassstudio creates urban style glasses & homewares made sustainably in Dublin by reusing waste glass.

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Amongst the traders there will be stalls from Celtic Fusion Design, Jump The Hedges, Imara Earth, Bear with Nature and Organic Movement to name but a few.

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Delighted to present the next 5 Traders joining us at the Sustainable Christmas Market this December 6-8th at @d_light_studios 🎁 Link to event in bio! Belfast based @jumpthehedges is a recycled bag making studio founded by designer Síofra Caherty that creates bags from reclaimed truck tarpaulin. Jump The Hedges offers a wide range of bags for everyone; from yoga to fanny bags! @aoife_slattery_ceramics hand crafts unique contemporary and functional ceramics from her studio in County Clare. @Re_Talevintage offers an eclectic mix of vintage clothes and accessories from around the world! @om_organic.movement bring their selection of beautifully designed yoga wear that is ethically and sustainably produced in India and Bali. Working out of Dublin's Iveagh Trust, @29bridestreet bring their fantastic hand-printed Irish linen homeware and accessories. #Dlightstudios #NativeEvents #SustainableChristmasMarket

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Selling everything from clothing and accessories to eco-resin homewares and botanicals, you’re bound to find a few gift ideas.

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We're just 10 days away from the opening of the Sustainable Christmas Market. Things are getting very exciting! 💫 We have a few surprises coming your way between now and then! For now, have a look at five more of the great traders joining us on Dec 6th-8th at @d_light_studios! 🎅 @imaraearth is a conscious brand and creator of the hag (hat/bag), designing multifunctional pieces in Irish linen; all hand made in Dublin. (For every hag IMARA sell they will be planting a tree!) 🌳 @celticfusiondesign creates ethical, high-quality designer wear with a Celtic Inspiration using natural and sustainably sourced textiles. @thriftify is a platform creating a movement of positive purchasing by connecting charities and ethical, sustainable businesses with consumers who care. @wild.about is an ethical sustainable artisan food business making an award-winning range of seasonal chutneys, jams, oils, dressings and syrups from the produce of their organic permaculture farm in Co. Wexford. Tango! Vintage offers a beautifully curated range of handpicked vintage, pre-loved and repurposed clothing by @_oakfolk_ #Dlightstudios #NativeEvents #SustainableChristmasMarket

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Each trader has been carefully chosen to ensure that their products are sold and produced sustainably and ethically.

No market would be complete sans food, with this year’s offerings coming from the Vegan Sandwich Co, home of the vegan chick*n fillet roll.

And in even better news, the event is proud to say that it will also be completely plastic-free. Hoping to combat the 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste produced by Christmas in Ireland, vendors will not be permitted to use plastic in any of their products or packaging.

Featuring a sustainable wrapping station, marketgoers will have the option to gift-wrap their purchases using upcycled papers and materials with 100 per cent of proceeds going to Inner City Helping the Homeless (ICHH).

Sure who doesn't love a Sustainable Christmas market? Tis the season after all.


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