Thinking of taking a city break to Dublin, or finally grabbing your girls and having that girly weekend you have been talking about doing for years? No weekend getaway is complete without a shop till you drop moment, and what better way to do that, than with a clear conscience in one of the most sustainable cities in Ireland. The Clayton Hotel Charlemont is surrounded by sustainable shopping gems, that we just had to share with you.
Here is a list of our top five sustainable shops in Dublin;
1. Fresh Cuts
When planning your trip to Dublin, please take note of: 13 Castle Market, Dublin, D02 XH05, Ireland, just a twenty-minute walk from the Clayton Hotel Charlemont.
Credit: Fresh Cuts Via Instagram – @freshcutsclothing
Here you will find Fresh Cuts, which is entirely dedicated to sustainable and ethical clothing. Fresh Cuts story began back in 2015, growing organically since then, with their choice of high-quality standard clothing. The only requirement to partner with Fresh Cuts is that the clothes being produced have to be made from sustainable materials.
Fresh Cuts is on a mission to let their customer shop carefree, reassuring them everything within their store is eco-friendly, made to last, and manufactured under fair and safe working environments.
2. Chupi Jewellery
Next on the list, is the amazingly talented team at Chupi, creating timeless heirlooms made with sustainable, solid gold and precious gemstones that last forever. Located in the heart of Dublin City, in a beautiful flagship store situated in the historic Powerscourt Townhouse, just a twenty-minute walk from the Clayton Hotel Charlemont.
Credit: Chupi Jewellery Via Instagram – @chupi
Responsible practice is at the core of what Chupi Jewellery do. Every Chupi piece is crafted in Ireland using recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds. All of their luxury packaging is designed to be reused and recycled. Chupi’s wonderful team want to make all their customers visits a memorable one, and can answer any questions you might have or talk you through the range of the most precious fine jewellery, to help you find your forever piece.
Atrium Dublin is Ireland’s leading fashion concept store located in a light-filled oasis right in the heart of Dublin City, in the Powerscourt Townhouse, approximately twenty-minutes’ walk from the Clayton Hotel Charlemont.
Credit: Atrium Dublin Via Instagram – @atriumdublin
Sustainability and ethically integrated are at the core of what Atrium do. Atrium Dublin is the flagship store of leading Irish jewellery brand Chupi, as well as hosting carefully considered collections from award-winning Irish and international designers. From concepts to closets, every product sold, there origin is openly disclosed to the buyer, to lead the way in sustainable lifestyle design. Exclusive collaborations and a personalised service ensures style inspiration for all their customers.
4. Nine Crows
Nine crows are approximately a twenty-minute walk from the Clayton Hotel Charlemont, based in 8 Mary St, North City, Dublin, D01 CY26, Ireland. The bright coloured store is hard to miss, supplying both a vintage and thrift shopping experience. Nine Crows sells special, one-of-a-kind, amazing quality pieces, while the buying team travels around the world to find luxury, unique vintage pieces for their clientele.
Credit: Nine Crows Vintage Clothing Via Instagram – @NineCrows
Due to these specifically chosen pieces being classified as luxurious and rare, the price point of these items is higher than usual. This is why, in 2019, Nine Crows opened their “Nine Crows Thrift Shop”. The process of buying is completely different for the thrift store, Nine Crows buys pre-loved products in bulk and the customer does all the rummaging for those special pieces.
5. Industry & Co. Dublin
Last but not least, based in the heart of Dublin City Centre, just a twenty-minute walk from Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Industry & Co; 41 A/B Drury St, Dublin 2., Industry & Co. is an award-winning lifestyle orientated concept store. Their story begins in 2010, opening a small boutique store, which has now grown to become Dublin’s largest independent design store complete with an upmarket in-store café and deli.
The store is filled with interesting design pieces that have been carefully curated from a mix of local Irish designers and from outsourced designers from Europe, the US and Japan.
Credit: Industry & Co Via Instagram – @industrydesign
Industry & Co. Dublin stock an impressive list of ethical brands, for example O My Bag. They supply kitchen items, stationary, bags, skincare, homeware and much more. All items are either locally designed and crafted in Ireland, ethically sourced, and made to last.
Swapping your high-street shopping for vintage and ethically driven browsing while shopping around Dublin City Centre is the way forward. If you feel you need that bit of extra help during your sustainable shopping weekend getaway, Cat’s Fashion Walking Tour is here to help. Cat is the go-to person in Dublin for all things ethical fashion. The walking tour will take you to the trendiest streets in Dublin, while stopping off in six to eight of the best vintage and designer consignment stores the city has to offer.
Clayton Hotel Charlemont is the perfect location for your next (green) weekend away. Start your morning off right, with a coffee at our Red Bean Roastery and complete your day of shopping in Dublin with a delicious cocktail in our Lockside Bar/Social or a mouth-watering meal in Gauden’s restaurant which can be tailored to all dietary need.