Fair Christmas Fayre, an ethical Christmas festival, is back for it’s 4th year on Oxford Street.This year is due to be the biggest Fayre yet with over 30 stalls selling a variety of beautiful products. Fair Trade cupcakes and organic Christmas cakes, Fair Trade fashion, upcycled homewares, eco gadgets, ethical toys, organic health and beauty, eco-candles and handmade Christmas decorations are just some of the items on sale.
Shopping in the West End can be a challenge for ethical consumers, and Christmas shopping in general can be hard for parents with kids in tow. Organiser Lucy AitkenRead explains “Fair Christmas Fayre aims to provide a range of fair trade and eco gifts all under one roof – making Christmas easier for shoppers thinking about the impact of their purchases. We create a space that is fun for the whole family too – easing some of the stress for parents.”
As well as the stalls there is also a free craft corner for people to make their own gifts; this year shoppers can craft up their own such vintage badge. Kids will be able to get their face painted with a festive theme and everyone can enjoy the live music and Fair Trade cafe. Once the shopping is completed people can get their gifts wrapped with the surprisingly elegant, and free, recycled gift wrap service.
Lucy says “The Fayre is a marketplace where people can pick up a unique fair trade or eco gift for every person in their family; siblings, kids, even their father in law! But it is more than an ethical market – all the fun extra trimmings transform it into a Christmas festival.”
Fair Christmas Fayre is at Regent Hall Salvation Army, 275 Oxford Street (opposite BHS and nearest tube is Oxford Circus) on Saturday 3rd December from 12-7pm.