Following the success of the Sustainable Christmas Markets, food, drink and retail destination, Hatch on Oxford Road, is set to host Manchester’s biggest sustainable shopping and lifestyle experience with a seasonal programme of sustainable markets kicking off in March. The first Green Living Market is coming to Hatch on Friday 27 – March – Sunday 29 March. It’s totally free to enter and will feature over 30 independent, sustainable brands as well as live entertainment, eco-friendly workshops and street food pop ups. The event will be open from 5-9pm on Friday, 11am-7pm on Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday.
Eco-conscious shoppers can expect a fabulous, earth friendly shopping experience via a curated selection of traders who will bring a selection of sustainable products from the worlds of fashion, lifestyle, luxury, home and beauty.
Anyone looking to conquer fast fashion will find stunning, ethical and sustainable apparel from the likes of Manchester-based The Bee Thrive, as well as Phloem Clothing, Bamboo and Cherished Pieces. Plus retro and upcycled finds from Evolve Vintage and Kookie Vintage. There’ll be homewares from Lit Candles, Beeswax Wraps, Yorkshire Blankets and We Love Plants; sustainable beauty and bathroom via Tecorra and Zed Bees; sustainable jewellery from Musa Mundo and The Mountain and Me; plus food from Eighth Day, Bird and Blend Tea, the Finest Honey and Bread in Common.
As well as shopping there’ll be sustainable living workshops running throughout the day including:
· Beeswax Wrap Making
- Rag Rug Making by Stitched Up
- Kids Scrunchie & Bow Tie Making by Stitched Up
- Terrarium Making
- Art Brazil ‘Recycled Sounds’ Popup
- Organic Wine Tasting
- Seitan Making Workshop
Tickets for these can be purchased here.
The Hatch music stage will be hosting lives acts all weekend to celebrate the Green Living Markets too with DJ Rick Donoghue returning for an electric mix of funk and soul accompanied by saxophonist Dan Berry, drag queens The Real Banksie and Violet Vogue, live performances from a steel drum band, Art Brazil and much more.
Property company Bruntwood, curators of Hatch have a strong focus on sustainability and Hatch itself has a zero waste to landfill commitment, so customers can rest assured that the site itself, not just the traders, strive to be as green as possible.
The Green Living experience will sit alongside Hatch’s excellent retail and lifestyle offering, perfect for weekend browsing … including Scandi-inspired jewellery and homeware from Nordic Muse; men’s clothing and lifestyle products from Independent boutique This Thing of Ours, hair cuts by Portland Barbers, art from Urban Artistry, Sneaker Pharm with trainer TLC, and vintage clothing by Suzy Loves Milo.
And of course Hatch’s street food legends, cafes and bars will all be open for the very best in shopping sustenance with current traders including Takk Coffee, OL Brewery, Vin-Yard, Number 8, Fuku, Mezze, Parmogeddon, Herbivorous, Abeja Tapas, Clubhouse, Electrik Box, Hanoi 75, Grandad’s Sausages, Veggie Deli, Golden Nugget and KBOM.
The event is free, open and inclusive – from dogs to kids and #FORTHEECOCURIOUS
Visitors are encouraged to register their attendance in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-green-living-market-tickets-95801431661 to gain access to exclusive offers and competitions.
Perfect for the eco-curious…