The Green Queen Zero Waste Christmas Market 2018 is a specialty pop up market featuring locally made, zero waste and eco-friendly brands. We aim to keep the market as plastic-free as possible and show Hong Kongers that’s it’s possible to celebrate Christmas consciously. Below, we share our top 10 reasons why you should come.
1. Shop Conscious Brands
Handmade Christmas decorations and fair trade toys at Etcetera, eco games that encourage creative play at Little Bean’s Toy Chest, bamboo-based homewares at Bamboa and hand-illustrated FSC recycled paper Christmas cards & wrapping paper at Paper Roses Designs and artisan foodie treats at Crafted 852 – find the perfect presents for your loved ones that don’t cost the Earth! Oh and bonus: Meraki will have their hand-painted bags & cork clutches on show and they will also be collecting bags for upcycling so you can transform your favourite handbag into a work of art!
2. Start Your Zero Waste Lifestyle
From NOW!No Waste‘s complete collection of zero waste lifestyle products to Edgar‘s packaging-free healthy snacks, from Eco Egg Hong Kong‘s detergent-free laundry solution to L’Atelier du The‘s luxury loose tea blends, you do not need to compromise to live your best plastic-free life!
3. Discover Locally Made Goodies
Vegan grazing boxes at The Green Platters, hand-poured soy wax essential oil scented candles at Candle Up, raw vegan energy bars at Suphia’s Organic Freshmade, natural & toxin-free deodorants at ZeroYet100 and freshly baked vegan breads at Mayse Artisan Bakery– there’s loads of incredible MADE IN HK goodness to enjoy.
4. Support Hong Kong Moms (With Businesses!)
Discover zero waste beauty products at Coconut Matter, preloved baby & kidswear at Retykle, premium water filter systems at Waterlinks, certified organic farm to table produce at Eat Fresh…all run by incredible Hong Kong moms helping to make the world a kinder place on top of raising mini humans.
5. Get Your Hands Dirty w/ an Urban Farming Workshop
Rooftop Republic, the OG urban farmers of Hong Kong will be hosting workshops to help you learn all about how to grow your own salad in your (tiny) Hong Kong apartment.
6. Learn About Hong Kong’s Plastic Problem
We will be showing Start Small, Start Now, the documentary short by local anti-plastic NGO Eco Drive Hong Kong about Hong Kong’s plastic woes on a loop all day on the big screen, plus V Cycle, the social enterprise working on battling our plastic problem will be collecting your Type 1 PET plastic bottles in support of their #10TonneChallenge.
7. Win Big in Our Amazing Lucky Draw
Show up and clean up in our Lucky Draw! Make sure to RSVP as we are giving away SO MANY fantastic prizes worth a collective $5,000 including an upcycled yarn Starry Night Eye Mask & Travel Pillow Set by eco-luxe knitwear brand 22 Factor (pictured above) worth HK$ 770 and a ClassPass Hong Kong 1 month 100-credit package valued at HK$ 1,280 – view the complete list of prizes here. Only event attendees are eligible to win prizes so see you Saturday!
8. Enjoy Zero Waste Christmas Cocktails
What’s that? We are glad you asked. Our venue co-host Garage Academy has been busy tending to their Rooftop Garden (installed by one of our vendors Rooftop Republic) this past year and they will be serving delicious farm to table Christmas Cocktails with their own fresh grown herbs! In reusable cups of course (thanks We-Use!)
9. Grab Yourself An Oatly Latte
Oatly got so excited about our Zero Waste Market that they are sponsoring 450 plant-based oat milk lattes! So bring your favorite mug and grab yourself a $5 cuppa at Drip by Social Club!. And if you don’t have a mug, pick one up at NOW!No Waste– our zero waste lifestyle vendor extraordinaire.
10. Compost Your Food Scraps
Hong Kong Community Composting wants your scraps! Bring your home food scraps and do a test run of their brand new composter for FREE! Learn more about composting while you’re at it. A true zero waste foodie experience!
So mark your calendar and see you Saturday! You know you’ll have major FOMO if you miss it.
Green Queen Zero Waste Christmas Market
Saturday, 15 December 2018 – 11AM to 5PM
4F, Garage Academy Wan Chai, Beverly House, 93-107 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong (MTR Wan Chai, Exit A1)
RSVP to enter in our awesome LUCKY DRAW!
Lead image courtesy of Leeds Christkindelmarkt 2018.