A brand new sustainable fashion flea market has made its home in Dublin city centre.
The aptly-named Sustainable Fashion Dublin Flea Market is a monthly celebration of sustainable fashion in its entirety – complete with DJ sets, workshops, panel talks, screenings and cocktails.
Every month sees the entire first floor of The Workman's Club filled with stall traders showcasing rails of vintage and secondhand pieces, individuals selling their own preloved gems and local artisan and sustainable vendors.
However, during the time that's in it, the two stalwarts at the helm have taken things online.
Ireland’s finest sustainable fashion purveyors, Taz Kelleher and Geraldine Carton, have become Ireland's go-to women for all things eco-friendly, and are responsible for the whole endeavour.
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☝MOOD☝ (fyi Our virtual flea market is officially *LIVE* so g’won and make yourself a cuppa/ pour yourself a glass of wine/ hack into a lump of cheese and have a peruse around some gorgeous independent, artisan producers and small local businesses from the comfort of your own home. Right now on our stories you’ll find everything from vintage and preloved fashion gems, to pet embroidery (YES YOU HEARD RIGHT ITS AMAZING), homemade jewellery, sustainable living products, saucy scarves, body positive prints* AND MORE*.... And at a time when so many small businesses are really suffering, supporting things like virtual flea markets and shopping locally is a great way to have a positive impact on those who could really do with the support!
This coincides with what several industry analysts predicted would happen in tandem with the “Kondo Effect" – that fast fashion would eventually slow down.
The next Sustainable Fashion Dublin Flea Market Workshop – to be experienced wholly on Instagram – is viewable on their stories here.
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A *Virtual* flea market that gives you the chance of winning FREE MONEY?!! Yes people, welcome to the future!!! Keeping your (very) social distance, this is your chance to peruse through the sustainable/ locally-produced/ preloved wares of artisan producers & fashion fiends via our Instastory, just like you would a real flea! ...The only difference being that this will all be✨VIRTUAL✨. A one-stop shop for those amongst us who miss the delights and discoveries that flea-markets bring, the aim is to support the local businesses who are trying to stay afloat in these troubled-water times, and highlight the brilliant talent and creatives from all around the country. BUT WAIT, DID SOMEONE SAY FREE MONEY?? Yep, you heard right! We will also be giving away a prize of "free money" (€20) to one lucky person who posts about their "dream purchase" from the flea; ie all you gotta do is post about something you saw in our lineup that you would adore to buy and share it on your instastory Each week we will pick one winner and this person will be able to use the €20 credit towards purchasing something from one of our vendors! Sound good? You bet it does. 螺 So set your reminder and be sure to tune in to our instastory tomorrow where we’ll be showcasing some fab businesses & individuals worth supporting! ⚠️ ⚠️ TO APPLY FOR A VIRTUAL STALL: Just send a link to your site/ depop + three photos of sample items + a one-sentence explanation of what you’re about to [email protected]
"Right now on our stories, you’ll find everything from vintage and preloved fashion gems, to pet embroidery, homemade jewellery, sustainable living products, saucy scarves, body-positive prints and more," they wrote.
"And at a time when so many small businesses are really suffering, supporting things like virtual flea markets and shopping locally is a great way to have a positive impact on those who could really do with the support!"
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Check out their profile and all the independent retailers you can purchase from here.
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