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Christmas Shopping with Blue Patch

Pru Brooker

Posted on November 28 2018

Christmas Shopping with Blue Patch

Positive Christmas Shopping with an important message : Tackle climate change & support the local economy

This December Bristol based EcoStardust will be exhibiting at the UK’s Original Sustainable Department Store in Shoreditch, London alongside 45 other British businesses.  

We will be showcasing our new Party Season blends which are new for Winter 2018 - gorgeous new blends for all your Christmas Parties!

The store, organised by Social Enterprise and ethical business collective Blue Patch, is lighting up a Shoreditch high street for just one week, enabling visitors to buy directly from the finest British brands, join creative workshops, be pampered, solve burning environmental issues and get social. The store will feature 45 brands and run from 11th to the 16th of December at the Espacio Gallery, nestled in the heart of London's East End and a stone’s throw from Brick Lane. In true department store style there will be something for everyone. Ethical shopping made simple - and just in time for Christmas!  

Blue Patch founder and CEO Jane Langley, said: “Our members are some of the best designers and producers in the country. However because they won’t compromise quality and utilise every second of the day making, artisans and local manufacturers have little resources available to get to customers. Listening to the issues led us to develop our concept department store so that our ethical collective of 350+ members can showcase their products, reach their customers and get to know each other too.”

With social enterprises and co-ops creating alternative business models that put people and planet first, the retail market is getting a well needed boost.

Shoppers will also be invited to join free workshops run by members. 

Encountering enthusiastic experts with ‘can do’ fixes for the climate crisis in a store sparkling with beautiful products plus the chance to meet the makers, sets the scene for a new kind of high street store, one that’s social, entrepreneurial and sustainable too. It’s the power of positive shopping, Blue Patch style!

When: 11th-16th December 2018

  • Tuesday 11th December: Store open: 10:30 – 18:00; Launch party and Blue Patch Awards: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th*, Friday 14th, Saturday 14th December: Breakfast events  9:00 - 10:30, store opening  09:00 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December 10:30 – 17:00

*Coffee served by the students from the charity Hotel School, winners  of the 2018 Blue Patch Social Impact Award

Where: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

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