Get started sewing your own clothes, learn how to launch your own eco-brand, pick up vintage bargains from TRAID’s secondhand pop-up shop, grab a free plant-based brunch from Rude Health,… These are some of the activities you’ll be able to enjoy at pebblefest later this month.
This one-day event organised by pebble magazine aims at celebrating eco-consciousness, planet-friendly fashion and sustainable lifestyle whilst bringing together a host of ethical brands and charities such as LUSH, Riverford, Pukka, Fashion Revolution Week, Hubbub and more.
According to the programme, there will be “inspiring talks and workshops from industry professionals, the installation of an ethical ‘high street’ where you can shop your values (be that plastic-free, vegan, zero-waste), and plenty of sustainable cocktails, live music and good food to enjoy throughout the day.” And that’s pretty exciting.
We find out more about this inspiring event with pebble founder and pebblefest mastermind Georgina Wilson-Powell.
Tell us a little bit about you and pebblefest...
“I run pebble, which is a fast-growing (and stylish!) sustainable living magazine. We've been around for two years now, and talk about everything from ethical fashion to eco-travel. All of our content is free and our readers can sign-up for our free weekly issue direct to their inbox. This year we decided to get out into the real world and launch pebblefest, our first eco festival. “
What is the aim of pebblefest?
“pebblefest is part of this year's #EverydayActivism campaign, which is to not only celebrate the small ways people are changing to more sustainable options, but to also give practical, actionable advice from a range of experts and brands - and have a bit of a party whilst doing it. We want anyone to feel like they can pop down and learn something, whether it's how awesome beer made from surplus bread is, how to darn a hole in your socks, or how to get inspired to launch your own eco brand or impact those around you. We are working with two charities, Fashion Revolution and Feedback, to give £1 from every ticket to them.”
What can we expect to find at pebblefest?
“For a start you can shop at our 'ethical high street' packed full of eco-friendly, plastic free and fab brands, many of which are run by Londoners. Get there before 12.30pm and you'll be rewarded with a free vegan brunch from our friends at Rude Health, plus Innocent and Abel & Cole will be sampling their delicious food and drink all day. Listen to activists, fashion designers and people with impressive titles in huge brands come together to discuss how we can all do more to help the planet.”
Why have you chosen to host pebblefest at Flat Iron Square?
“We love Flat Iron Square - it's central, it's outdoor, it's pretty awesome and the team there are really passionate about making their space more sustainable. Plus you have some of London's best street food traders on hand. Flat Iron Square are stepping up their recycling and waste programmes in line with our ethos too.”
Saturday 27 April
Flat Iron Square, London
£8* for early bird / £12* general release
£1 from each ticket will go to one of pebble’s charity partners, Fashion Revolution Week or Feedback. The choice is yours.
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