Mother’s plastic-free solution to be showcased at Gifted

An Offaly mum who set up a sustainable business with the environment and her children’s futures in mind will showcase her beeswax food wraps at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in the RDS, from December 4-8.

Millbee Studio’s beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic clingfilm, and will join Ireland’s largest collection of sustainable Christmas gifts at Gifted.

Mother's plastic-free solution to be showcased at Gifted

Jennifer Doyle of Millbee Studio at Ballycommon Tullamore will showcase her beeswax food wraps as an alternative to cling film at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in the RDS, from December 4-8.

Jennifer Doyle of Millbee Studio, at Ballycommon Tullamore, founded the business last March and, as well as the food wraps, she makes hand-dipped and hand rolled beeswax candles, as well as locally sourced honey, which will all be available at Gifted.

Mother's plastic-free solution to be showcased at Gifted

Beeswax food wraps, price €17, from Millbee Studio will be featured at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at the RDS from December 4-8. See giftedfair.ie for more information.

“All are wraps are made by using natural ingredients and organic cotton fabric. I wanted to create a brand focused on bees and sustainability,” said Jennifer.

“I completed a beekeeping course a couple of years ago and had been exploring beeswax products ever since.

“As a mother of two young children, I wanted to create a business which will have a positive impact on our environment and their future.

“We started with a website, millbee.com, and now have our product stocked in 30 outlets.

“We also came second in two categories at the National Start-up Awards and were shortlisted for the Irish Made Awards with Irish Country Magazine.”

Another Tullamore company, Heartworks Handmade Gifts, will showcase its handmade natural skincare products.

Celebrating the best in contemporary Irish design and artisan food, Gifted at the RDS is home to over 500 stands packed with original gifts.

And for those in search of a green Christmas, this year sees Gifted devote two special areas to environmentally friendly products.

The Sustainable Pop-Up features 40 of Ireland’s finest sustainable living brands and the Sustainable Edit, curated by journalist Jo Linehan, founder of The Futurist podcast, showcases 12 top ethical producers.

Traditionally heralding the start of the festive season in Dublin, Gifted also hosts the Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium with over 100 artisan food producers.

There will be 10% off everything at Gifted on the opening day, Wednesday, December 4.

Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place at the RDS Main Hall from December 4-8 from 10am each day. Full details and booking can be found at www.giftedfair.ie

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