The Ethical Christmas Fair
28th November to 24th December 2015
Open 10am -6pm Monday to Saturday, 11am - 6pm Sunday
Located on the 1st floor, overlooking the water
The Ethical Christmas Fair returns to Ocean Terminal and is the UK’s flagship ethical Christmas Fair. With exhibitors coming as far Zambia, Kenya & India as well as across Scotland, such as ACTSA (Crafts South Africa) and The Edinburgh based One World Shop as well Shea Aroma Company and Gecko Galleries.
This event provides shoppers the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for friends and families and with the benefit of each purchase supporting the people who make the products from some of the poorest countries.
About some of the exhibitors booked for the 2015 Ethical Christmas Fair:
Dorostel International represented by Dorothy Taro from Kenya with handcrafted woven baskets, original artworks, traditional soap stone animals and bags. Profits and products supporting women within her community with HIV.
Sanyo Crafts represented by Sarah Ngechu also from Kenya, a university lecturer in Nairobi. Sarah provides food and education for her fourteen adopted children. Since she started participating at the Ethical Christmas Fair in 2008, her income has bought a piece of land and now she has set her heart at raising funds through her products at the Ethical Christmas Fair to build a permanent home for the children, brick by brick. Sarah brings with her arts and crafts made from sand stone, soap stone, bone, wood, and clay.
Chipo Mutena Mdaitzaida travels from Zambia. Recently, she has gained recognition for her work and promoting Zambia in Edinburgh by the Zambian president as well high commissioner. She sources hand painted batiks, hand woven shawls and scarfs and many other traditionally handcrafted gifts that are mostly sourced from cooperatives support women out of poverty through trade.
Gecko Galleries- ethically made handcrafted leather journals and bags from India
ACTSA- South African products supporting anti apartheid
RSPB will engage shoppers with their environmental and conservational projects across Scotland
The One World Shop - a Fair Trade shop selling arts and crafts from Africa and India as well chocolates, chutneys and many other delicious products.
Scottish Makers and designers include - Fern Glass (wall hangings) Fantasia Glass and Isobel Jewellery Design who come to participate at this event every year.
The event will have around 10 – 15 stalls, filled with beautiful gifts.
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