Around 800 people attended the first Zero Mkt London in September 2018. Now founders say the second event will be bigger, with 40 or more exhibitors attending.
Described by its founders as a 'one-stop shop', attendees will be able to buy vegan food and drink to consume at the event, as well as bulk grains and fresh produce, upcycled accessories, soaps, candles, cosmetics, vintage clothing and more. There will also be free workshops taking place throughout the day.
Zero waste and vegan
"Change is happening all around us – and fast," Abigail Penny and James Morgan, Co-Founders of Zero Mkt London, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.
"2018 saw 'single-use' as its Word of the Year, while 2019 has had record numbers sign up to Veganuary, with The Economist declaring it 'The Year of the Vegan'.
"There's never been a better time to embrace a vegan, zero waste lifestyle. It's incredible to think that by changing our habits we can literally save lives and the Earth too – the power is in our hands."
The market will be held in Saint Thomas More Language College in Chelsea, London (SW3 2QS) on April 13. It is open to the public and is free to attend; to guarantee entry download your ticket on Eventbrite in advance.
Unsold surplus food will be donated to City Harvest who will distribute it amongst London's most vulnerable communities, while food waste will be composted and used by the school's Gardening Club. Any profit from the event will go to leading animal protection organization Animal Equality.
Zero Mkt London’s founders realize that many stallholders will need to travel to the venue and will be planting trees as part of a carbon offsetting mission.
Follow the handle @zeromktlondon to discover more.