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As a frustrated consumer, approaching Christmas is stressful for more than one reason. Receiving crap gifts, panic buying from Amazon, consumption without care - it drives me mad. So I decided to do things differently this year and to create something remarkable for people like me who want to learn more about the circular economy.
I've teamed up with 25 brands that offer ethical, sustainable, high-quality gifts and festive must-haves that don't cost the Earth to help people buy better. All profits from ticket sales go to Cool Earth - to prevent deforestation and offset carbon produced in hosting the event.
Shop with brands who are committed to:
- Zero plastic packaging and wrapping (100% recyclable or reusable)
- Zero waste (no trash bins in sight)
- Ethical and fair trade
- Sustainable and innovative materials
- Return-to-maker schemes
- Fair-wear standards and repairs
- Rescuing, reusing, repurposing and redesigning single-use and upmarket products.
We have panel discussions, workshops, mulled wine, vegan food options and climate change coaches all designed to help people enter and explore what Zero Waste means at Christmas.
Where is it?
The trendy, gorgeous Hoxton Arches. Address: Arch 402 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD, UK
Easy access with trains, tubes and buses within a stones throw. Just get off at Hoxton Overground, turn left and we're straight across the road. Or you can walk half a mile from Shoreditch High Street.