Should we, shouldn’t we? It’s one of those questions we are all asking ourselves right now…whether it’s a trip to the market, or a day’s outing to a local attraction. Our lives have been on hold for nearly half a year, and we are all beginning to tentatively explore the outside world again…Meanwhile, we know that the mass outpouring of disposable PPE has created a whole load of single use plastic waste…the realities of the world collide with the immediate needs to keep ourselves safe..
Eco-friendly local businesses..organic clothes, vegan cosmetics, hedgehog rescue, local honey and loads of food and drink!
Here at Sustainable St Albans we had to postpone the Sustainable Festival with all the good community sharing that brought..then we were offered the opportunity to organise a sustainable market. It wouldn’t be as big as the one we organised for the festival…BUT it would be tentative first steps to help remind ourselves of what it takes to commit to sustainable living.
We have worked closely with St Albans BID to create a safe market space that reflects local initiatives on sustainability.
So on Sunday 23 August from 11am to 4pm you are invited to come and savour some of the best that St Albans has to offer! Come and enjoy our St Albans Sustainable Market day – putting people and planet first! We have collected over 25 stalls, with plenty of good food and drink to enjoy on the day.
What’s to see, eat, drink and buy at the Sustainable Market?
Peddling Pizza is as environmentally friendly as possible, only using recycled napkins, sugarcane plates and Kraft biodegradable pizza boxes and Paella Papa will be cooking up their delicious vegan paella…
There’s more food and drink too with Mama Cynth’s Yard Food and Waddington Road Kitchen..or take a bite from Butterwick Cakes..or enjoy Natty Roots juices..
Cleaner energy for your own home
Are you a home-owner? We’ve got some great advice from Hertfordshire based company Better Planet Heat Pumps and a brand new community solar project to talk about solar installations – two separate stalls on renewables coming to St Albans just to talk to you!
Tommy and Lottie will be showing off their organic clothing collections with adults and kids T shirts and sweat shirts. Their Save the Bee collection is a collaboration with Abigails Flower Truck and charity partnership with the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Tommy and Lottie’s Save the Bee collection
Locally based Alva Wilson has been making artistic headwear, and has recently spent his time producing facemasks for vulnerable communities. Alva studied fashion at Middlesex University, and then entered into millinery. He opened ‘The Hat Gallery’ in 1998 at Broadway Market, Hackney E8 and was one of the pioneers who helped regenerate the now striving area.
The Phase out Plastic stall will have a wide range of #plasticfree products on show
The Repair Shed will have a stall, helping you to save and repair goods, rather than buy new. .Upcycled UK will have a range of upcycled goods..
Healing Forest has organic, sustainable and eco-friendly healing products and Jefferson Crafts will have locally made gifts and goodies to explore..the Ministry of Pottery will liven up the market with artistic hand-crafted pottery…
Olivia Rose Fairtrade will be there with an eclectic collection of beautiful and unusual gifts.
Trade and Retail will be offering their range of beauty products, eco products, natural & vegan cosmetic brands -and you can also explore cruelty free cosmetics at Tropic Skincare.
Come and talk to WUKA! Did you know that between 1.5 – 2 billion period products are being flushed down the toilet each year in the UK alone? If you havent already seen the eco-friendly range of WUKA period wear this is your chance to catch up on this award-winning product and talk to them at their stall. By creating period underwear that can be used, washed and reused – just like ordinary underwear – WUKA allows you to have #plastic free periods.
Come and have a look at the locally based Garden Box company – delivering seasonal plants to your doorstep
Find out all about hedgehogs from London Colney Hedgehog Rescue! Hertfordshire Beekeepers will have some of their delicious local honey to buy, or you could have a chat to the workers from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust which has a stall about local wildlife and natural habitats – with plenty for the kids to see too.
Hertfordshire Beekeepers will have some of their delicious local honey to buy