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Seasonal gifts from Síoraí 07.12.23

WANT to buy local and help the environment this Christmas?
Then check out some of the sustainable seasonal gifts, clothing and accessories at Síoraí, a newly launched store on Bridge Street in Carndonagh. Síoraí is part of the Spraoi agus Spórt social enterprise. It seeks to integrate the circular economy into the local community by encouraging people to shop more sustainably.

Helen Nolan, chief executive of Spraoi said: “Christmas can be costly for those on low incomes, and also can create a lot of unnecessary waste. Shopping in a sustainable store is more affordable and helps recycle quality goods and reduce levels of waste."
Síoraí teacup candles are created from salvaged china and soy wax.
Helen added: "Our candles are scented with pure essential oils as opposed to chemically manufactured fragrances. Each Síoraí candle is created with the utmost care, using high quality ingredients and hand poured into an exquisite piece of china chosen by a member of the Síoraí family.”

This Christmas, Síoraí seeks to integrate the circular economy into the local community by also encouraging people to also shop for fashionable clothing more sustainably.

Lorraine Carey, Circular Economy Hub Lead at Spraoi agus Spórt, said: “We want to make Síoraí a destination every time you are looking for a new outfit or piece of clothing. We encourage people of all ages to shop locally and sustainably with us as we stock men's, women’s, and children's clothes.”

As well as helping the environment, sales from Síoraí also support the work of Spraoi agus Spórt in the area. Helen says: “All funds from sales are used to provide activities and services that help children and young people in the community reach their full potential. In particular, they fund special needs assistance to enable children of all abilities to take part in our programmes and activities. And that’s something to celebrate this Christmas!”

Spraoi agus Spórt also offer festive items for sale on their web shop including personalised handmade wooden gifts, ornaments and decorations at www.siopaspraoi.com .
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