The Festival Marquee is now in full swing! We’ve had a great first weekend, which included the Vegan Festival at the Roxburghe Hotel. We had some great weather which resulted in a very busy few days at the shop.
Fair & Ethical Trade on the Fringe
We'll also be making an appearance at the Fair & Ethical Trade on the Fringe - visit us on Castle Street between Sunday 16th August - Saturday 22nd August.
We have lots of brand new products available to buy in our tent and shop. Shortly available online too.
Funny little seedpod animals from Zimbabwe, made using re-used, recycled and sustainable sources.
Glass jars of spices, fragrant handmade soaps and claypot candles from Dalit Goods, an organisation that does a lot of work transforming lives of some of the poorest, lowest caste people in India. They run a school, orphanage and find foster homes for children as well as providing fairly paid work and dignity for people who might otherwise be left to beg in the streets.
Beautiful flower lamps from Thailand are handcrafted by villagers, made with real leaves and flowers and sustainable wood.
Free samples of Eswatini Jams & Chutneys in the Marquee
There is free sampling in the festival marquee every day, so come along to try some of the flavours of Swaziland. Currently we’re sampling Tomato & Chilli Chutney and Mango Jam - both very delicious and fruity! Thank you to JTS for the freebies.
The Festival Marquee is open every day from 11am - 5:30pm right outside the shop!
Edinburgh Vegan Festival
The Vegan festival was incredibly busy, we had a great time meeting lots of new people and selling lots of chocolate. Unsurprisingly, we sold out of Vego bars, and sold lots of Divine Chocolate, especially the Dark Chocolate with Raspberry and Dark Chocolate with Mango & Coconut which we were giving out samples of. Thanks to the Vegan Festival for inviting us, we hope there will be another one next year.
If you’re looking for products suitable for vegans on our online shop, just choose “Vegan” from the filter to make things a bit easier for yourself.