Now in its fifth year, The MART Gallery has teamed up with Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Management Office [EMRWMO] to host Ireland’s largest green creative Christmas Market hosting vendors selling Art, Design, Craft, Knits/Fashion, and Jewellery from reused / recycled materials along with businesses promoting the sharing economy.
Following on from the very successful Reuse Month festival which took place in MART Gallery in October 2017 MART and EMRWMO have planned a Green Christmas market based on the format of the Reuse festival.
“With so much waste related to Christmas gift shopping each year, we felt it was important to provide an environmentally friendly alternative,” says MART Gallery co-director Matthew Nevin. “And as always, we’ve tried to provide a space for small, independent makers and craftspeople to share their work with the public.”
“The regional waste management plan has an objective which seeks to promote the reuse sector and I feel that the Christmas market in MART is an excellent platform to support and promote the amazing work being carried out in this under utilised sector” says Declan Breen, Waste Prevention Officer, EMRWMO.
The market will provide a much-needed place to sell, promote, showcase and buy eco-friendly gifts and services. This will included gift items made from reused / recycled materials alongside businesses promoting reuse and the sharing economy.
Housed in a beautifully repurposed fire station on the high street, Rathmines, the market will showcase a wide range of hand-made, locally produced items – perfect for Christmas gifts, or as a present to treat yourself!
MART’s Green Christmas Market serves to offer an environmentally friendly alternative which allows people to purchase sustainable and locally produced gifts for family and friends, all under one roof during the three long weekends of December.