Part of Pure Earth Collection’s long-term vision is to create more awareness around natural and non-toxic living and build a community of like-minded brands and consumers who share our passion for health, wellbeing and sustainability.
As a follow up to the Eco Mama and Baby Fair last July, we wanted to create something bigger and more focused on the whole family. The beautiful Re:Centre on the river in Hammersmith seemed like the perfect venue for our event. When we approached them with our idea, it was great timing as they had been thinking of something very similar, so we decided to join forces and co-host what became the Winter Wild Conscious Christmas Fair on 7 December 2019.
Here’s what it was all about…
BRANDS WHO SHARE VALUES
Christmas is a magical time of year but can also be a time for unnecessary waste and fast consumerism. We wanted to create a space for consumers to shop from a carefully curated selection of ethical brands all under one roof, making it easier to have a more sustainable Christmas. Bringing together brands who have similar values, who safeguard their workers, customers and planet in everything they do helps people to shop from companies who really care. The eco sector is so important so collaboration and support within this growing community will help it to become more mainstream.
There were 25 stalls showcasing their beautiful and thoughtfully designed products and services. We had workshops and side events that were run by experts in their fields, Father Christmas paid us a visit, eco-bloggers came and between 600-1,000 shoppers arrived to enjoy the festivities and eat at the delicious vegetarian café at the venue (if you haven’t already been there, it’s well worth a visit!).
WHAT DID THEY SAY?
“Christmas fairs typically feel quite frantic as shoppers buzz around in a frenzy of stress buying more and more and more to satisfy their long list of gifts where, more often than not, quantity overrides quality. NOT at the Winter Wild Fair! This is a collective of caring suppliers encouraging buying from the heart, with the planet and wellbeing of consumers at its core. The diverse products on offer are made consciously and beautifully so you can fill your canvas tote bag with gifts you know will stand the test of time and inspire in the receiver a considered approach to life.”
- Sophie, a shopper.
“Such a wonderful event, stacked full of beautiful sustainable brands. It was lovely for children too with Santa Claus and a slide. I hope it will be repeated next year!”
- Kate, a shopper.
“A massive thank you and well done for the Winter Wild fair. It was amazing; such a good crowd, visitors and vibe. You did SO well!”
- Megan from Reflexology House
“We found it great thanks and so so well organised. You can count us in for the Summer one.”
- Huski Homes
“We had a really great day and thoroughly enjoyed your event. Our products definitely appealed to your audience… your whole event was beautifully organised and attended!”
- West Dorset Soap
Alongside the fair we hosted a number of workshops and side events, including a baby nutrition workshop, DoTERRA essential oils, Christmas wreath making, baby and family yoga, meditation sessions and much more! Shoppers ate mince pies and spiced drinks and kids played on the (locally famous!) indoor slide and chatted to Father Christmas.
AND WHAT’S NEXT?
With such amazing feedback from shoppers and so many requests from stallholders to do it again, we’ll be planning another sustainable fair for early summer. More information coming soon!
We’re creating an eco marketplace and a community to come together to build friendships, collaborations and make our eco sub-sector mainstream. We hope you’ll continue to support us on this journey.
To find out more about the beautiful Re:Centre click here.