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The Habit Store

We believe people are ready to change habits and reduce their impact on the planet by shopping package free in our store.

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Project Description

Visa Ireland Grant Recipient

 

Our Solution & Impact

The Habit Store is the only minimal waste grocery store in Castlebar, County Mayo that gives people the option to shop package and plastic free. We buy all our products in bulk and people fill their own containers to cut out unnecessary packaging. People can save money and massively reduce their single use plastic consumption as you only buy what you need. Shopping this way means you also eliminate food waste. We stock over 150 organic dry goods, oils, body products and homewares that are all environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced. 

Castlebar is a town of over 16,000 people and has a wide catchment area coming to do their grocery shopping. We already see customers travelling from over 40 minutes drive away as our service is unique and in high demand even in rural areas.

Myself and my business partner Alex have been shopping in this way since 2018 when we lived in London and started the business during lockdown when we had to move back to Ireland. We offer in depth knowledge of our products, are passionate about food and cooking and often share recipes and tips on how to cook interesting meals. Shopping at our store is a very personal experience where we often connect customers with each other.  We plan to use our store as a space to host workshops to bring like minded people together.

The Habit Store

 

Why We're Raising Funds

We are currently raising funds to expand our product range to keep up with the needs of our customers so that we can be the one stop shop for all products you would buy in a supermarket but without packaging. With a marketing budget we would be able to advertise to a wider market and show people that by refilling you will save money, cut down on your general waste bins and recycling and help the planet.

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Visa
12/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$5,647
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Just Because I Care

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The Habit Store Voucher

A gift for you and for the planet. Purchase a €50 voucher and we will ship an order for you anywhere within Ireland. Choose from over 150 products from food to skin care and homewares. We also make our own hand crocheted baskets and wild flower plantable greetings cards.

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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50.00 USD
The Habit Store Voucher

A gift for you and for the planet. Purchase a €50 voucher and we will ship an order for you anywhere within Ireland. Choose from over 150 products from food to skin care and homewares. We also make our own hand crocheted baskets and wild flower plantable greetings cards.

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