Please note, in line government restrictions, many of the shops and stores mentioned in this article will be closed from 27 November to 11 December. Some may be open for click and collect and essential services. Check with individual retailers for their closures information.

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Seasalt Cornwall

Seasalt designs and sells beautiful quality products inspired by the brand’s home in Cornwall. Founded on principles that support the wellbeing of people and the planet, the label uses carefully sourced materials including organic cotton, was the first fashion company to get the Soil Association GOTS certification in 2005, ensures ethical trading and makes sustainable clothing designed to last season after season. The company also swapped plastic packaging for paper, takes huge steps to reduce carbon emissions and regularly gives back through staff volunteering initiatives and fundraising for local charities.

Born & Bred

Born & Bred has a simple ethos to not only help artists thrive, but to support local, trade fairly and look after the planet by working with artists, manufacturers and suppliers to reduce the materials used in the production, packing and shipping process. Their store on Ann Street sells prints, mugs, cards, clothing, accessories and homeware made local makers, some of whom you can see working in-store.

4good Oxfam Store - CastleCourt

4good in CastleCourt is one of Oxfam Ireland’s newest stores, focusing on fighting climate change and ending poverty. The store is packed full of pre-loved and vintage clothing for both men and women. By shopping second hand you can positively contribute to the decrease in world textile demand, ultimately reducing waste, while contributing financially to a good cause.

Christmas Shopping Old Time Favourites Family with Face Mask

Old Time Favourites

Looking for vegan treats? Old Time Favourites has a range of vegetarian and vegan-friendly confectionary among their massive collection of timeless candies. This traditional sweet shop dating back to 1905 also supports local artisan food producers. Find it in the Smithfield Area behind CastleCourt.

Victoria Square Stores

Victoria Square

The Body Shop

Visit The Body Shop in Victoria Square, a global beauty brand that has been a force for good since it was founded in Brighton in 1976. Over half of The Body Shop’s products are vegan and the brand has been campaigning against animal testing in cosmetics for decades. They also source ethical, high-quality ingredients for their products ensuring farmers benefit from their fair trade scheme, and the company is B Corps Certified, meaning it is among businesses that live the highest social and environmental standards for people and the planet.

Victoria Square Christmas Lights

FatFace

FatFace in Victoria Square has a clear ethos: to make the most sustainable choices for their products, the planet and the community. All of the cotton used in FatFace products is sustainably sourced organic cotton, the brand is committed to animal welfare and the company has taken measures to reduce to their carbon footprint by 8% in the last two years.

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H&M

H&M scores among the top brands in the Good Shopping Guide for ethical and sustainable fashion. The company has a multifaceted approach to make their products as sustainable, ethical and kind to the environment as possible, with over 50% of their materials coming from recycled or sustainably sourced materials. The brand actively promotes recycling clothes and has a garment collection programme that’s one of the largest of its kind in the world. Find H&M stores on Royal Avenue and Victoria Square.

Craft NI Gallery

Shop for pottery, jewellery, textiles and handmade products in the Craft NI Gallery space on Royal Avenue. Craft NI promotes the craft sector across Northern Ireland, and by buying from local makers you can boost the local economy, reduce the impact associated with mass production and support artists’ livelihoods.

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UNIQUE Art and Design Shop

Find art, photography, jewellery and ceramics made by Ulster University art students in UNIQUE Art and Design Shop. Shopping at this bespoke store supports local artists and students, providing opportunities for them to develop as entrepreneurs.

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