On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November, Hatch and Bruntwood partnered up with Zero Waste Goods to host Manchester’s first all Sustainable Christmas Market!
The market was home to over 25 independent, zero waste stalls, all providing innovative, eco friendly products. Perfect for a range of Christmas gifts, and proving extremely popular with our customers (all 8,000 of them!). Throughout the weekend, there were also a number of workshops and panel discussions that included Sustainable Wreath Making, Upcycled Kids Decoration Making and Inspiring Talks from Manchester’s Eco-Heroes – all used to reinforce the theme of the event, that Christmas Shouldn’t Cost the Earth!
Not only that, but there was plenty of live entertainment courtesy of DJ Rick Donoghue, The Not Quite Big Band and Manchester’s popular Drag Queens, Violet Vogue and The Real Banksie, providing festive cheers across the site.
Bruntwood’s Sustainable Christmas market was ahead of the curb. There is a demand for eco, alternative & conscious shopping. We managed to create something young & progressive – an alternative to the traditional markets in Albert Sq. Through this event we became pioneers and we answered the demand for systemic change before anybody else. We made sustainability fun & accessible with affordable price points on high quality sustainable brands & workshops.
If you didn’t make it down – here’s a video from the market to see what you missed.
See you in 2020 for more!