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Make a difference at Sustainability Trust’s winter market

Press Release – Sustainability Trust
The Make a Difference Market is on Saturday June 30, 10am – 2pm at Sustainability Trust’s EcoCentre in Forresters Lane. This unique market will inspire locals who want to make a difference with the power of their spending.

More than 20 local, ethical and eco-friendly businesses will help people get set for winter, plastic-free July and Fairtrade fortnight. Like Sustainability Trust, many stall holders invest profits in community programmes, or have a Fairtrade, ethical, natural, recycled or reusable twist.

“Winter shouldn’t be a struggle,” says Sustainability Trust Chief Executive Phil Squire. “We’re hosting this market because we want Wellingtonians to celebrate all the good things in life, like delicious food, cheerful company and a cosy space to go home to.”

Marketgoers can expect delicious food from Wellington Chocolate Factory and Nude Grocer, beautiful underwear from Nisa, stylish homewares from Niche Textile Studio and Verdant Design, handmade soap from Underground Soapery and Sustainability Trust’s own range of eco-friendly goods. All washed down with Fairtrade coffee and warm, tasty food from Dukes of Sandwich. There will also be an electric car there for people to try out. We’re not selling them, we just want people to feel the greener vroom!

Sustainability Trust will also be on site to answer questions about insulation, heating and draught-proofing, and with DIY home energy products for fast home fixes.

“Whether you own a home or rent one, there will be lots at our market to help people get more out of their homes, for less. From handmade door-snakes to home heating, re-usable lunch wraps to keep cups, we’ve got lots of products and info to help make winter warm and sustainable.”

Make a Difference Market

Where: Sustainability Trust’s EcoCentre, 2 Forresters Lane (off Tory, behind Courtenay Pl)
When: Saturday, June 30, 10am to 2pm

More details: www.facebook.com/events/

Sustainability Trust is Wellington’s sustainable living expert. We offer advice, products and services to make homes, businesses and communities greener.  Find out more about us on www.sustaintrust.org.nz.

Stallholders will include: 

apheleia – Hand crafted natural skin care
Boomerang Bags Wellington – Create your own re-usable bags
The Chocolate Bar – Chocolate subscription
Gecko Press – Award winning children’s books
Good Fortune Coffee co. – Fairtrade, locally made coffee – bring along a KeepCup!
Jingle Bugs – Cute felted wool goodies
made by lorayne – Hand sewn/knitted goods
Munch – Eco products for the family
Niche Textile Studio – Hand woven textiles
nisa – Underwear handmade by refugee women
Nude Grocer – Zero waste grocery subscription
Nyingje Charitable Trust – Second hand books and clothes
Refreshed – Products made from recycled materials
Stoeveken Cosmetics – Organic beauty care
Sustainability Trust – Warm, dry, energy efficient homes 
Three March Hares (Su Keates Jewellery) – Locally made jewellery
Underground Soapery – Plant-based, handmade soaps and skincare
Verdant Design – Ethical and natural textiles
Wa Collective – Reusable menstrual cups
Wellington Chocolate Factory – Locally made chocolate
Wellington Timebank – Share skills with your community
Window Spacekit – DIY window insulation film kits

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