Well it’s easy to remember…and some of the knife grips feel a bit alien when you first try them, but we are really about the traditional craft of spoon carving and using local and sustainable wood to make spoons and other utensils, coat hooks, bowls, etc.
|Bambú (Living Sustainably) is a young start-up that aims to raise awareness in reducing plastic and packaging use by providing an alternative way of shopping plastic-free. We run package-free pop-up shops in various locations in Edinburgh (Leith, Newington, Stockbridge). We sell food such as staples (pasta, rice, pulses, oil), healthy snacks. As well as washing-up & cleaning refills, bee wax wraps, toiletries (shampoo bars, soaps, plastic-free deodorant, Ecoffee cups etc). We encourage customers to use existing or recycled jars to do the refills.|
|Baskets n Buckwheat – Fed up with plastics? Did you know that the polyester in your pillow started life as coal and petroleum?! Find out more at our stall and learn about the oh so comfy, oh so sustainable, oh so British and organic alternative filling of buck wheat husks.
Pillows to purchase, pillows to make (see workshop page). Baskets for sale and to order.
Also, Hugster baskets – a waisted shape wicker basket that comfortably hugs into the hips of the carrier. Beautiful to look at and beautiful to use.
|Breadshare is a community bakery based in Edinburgh. Our aim is to promote the health benefits of organic, slow-fermented bread and make it accessible to everyone. As a social enterprise we involve the whole community in everything we do. At our stall you will find the best bread made from the highest quality ingredients using traditional slow fermentation methods.|
|Changeworks is an environmental charity that helps people to live and work more sustainably by supporting them to reduce waste and be more energy efficient. Visit our stalls to have your recycling and household energy use questions answered. We’ll have fun games, top tips and freebies to give away to help you cut waste, save money and stay warm at home.|
|Compassion Edinburgh – Local Volunteer Group supports Compassion in World Farming
A global movement for change in food and farming. Factory farming is a major driver in the decline of the world’s wildlife and thereby ecosystem collapse, which is why to preserve the natural world and future food supplies we need to stop factory farming. By doing this we will improve the lives of billions of farm animals, save wildlife, improve people’s health and help secure a healthy environment.
We all love to ride our bikes. It’s fun, it’s healthy and it’s good for the environment. Cycling UK has championed cycling for 140 years. We promote all forms of cycling, inspiring people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.
As well as supporting our members, we play prominent campaigning and community roles, defending cyclists’ rights for safer roads and supporting grassroots cycling initiatives in Scotland. Come find out more about our projects and opportunities.
|East Coast Organics runs the capitals favorite box scheme.
All deliveries within 30 mile radius of farm and delivered by our pollution free electric vans. Buying direct can work out half the price of supermarket organics.
20 year on going campaign to keep Scotland GM free.
Get 20% off your first order at the Eco Fair. We will have selection of boxes to view, some apples to taste from our orchard & small amount of produce for sale.
We are the Edinburgh local group of the national organisation Campaign Against Arms Trade. We campaign in Edinburgh and across Scotland to end the international arms trade, with a particular focus on Scottish issues. We hold meetings every two months at the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House: all are welcome, especially newcomers who are interested in learning more about our work on the arms trade in Scotland.
|Edinburgh Community Food
Our Families Hate Waste project, aims to reduce carbon emissions by helping families in Leith reduce food waste and consume more local food through cooking, nutrition and waste reduction activities.
Visit our stall to hear about our project and buy our vegan friendly Take & Make Meal Packs. These have everything needed to make a delicious, nutritious meal. They’re great for busy people, who care about eating fresh, home-cooked meals on a budget. Free tasters on offer!
|Edinburgh Real Nappy Community is a volunteer-run group which supports parents and parents-to-be who choose to use washable, cloth nappies and to promote their use. We run events across the local area to provide advice and second-hand nappy sales. An estimated 450,000 disposable nappies (made of plastic and paper) are sent to landfill every day in Scotland alone and take between 50 to 100 years to decompose. The huge environmental impact of disposable nappies is one of the reasons that an increasing number of people are now choosing cloth nappies for their babies.|
|The Edinburgh Remakery is a community repair hub run by the charitable organisation Remade In Edinburgh, which aims to promote sustainability, teaching people the skills to repair and reuse items to divert these from landfill, and to work towards a zero waste economy. We sell second-hand, quality refurbished furniture and IT equipment at affordable prices, and run regular workshops in woodwork & furniture upcycling, sewing & textiles skills, and IT repair.
Our stall will be largely sharing information about what we do at the Remakery, highlight new volunteer opportunities and other ways in which people can get involved. There will also be some upcycled textile items for sale, such as cushion covers, tote bags, purses, coasters, and more, all of which have been made at the Remakery using scrap materials that would have otherwise gone to landfill.
|Fiona Luing Jewellery is a local business based at Coburg House in Leith. Fiona will be showing some brand new work at Edinburgh Eco Fair made from Fairtrade gold and recycled sterling silver. Having recently gained her license to use hallmarked Fairtrade gold, Fiona has created a small initial collection of stacking rings and studs, featuring ethically sourced traceable gemstones. The chunkier silver work has been textured using the reticulation technique to produce unisex rings and cuffs with unique organic finishes.|
|Friends of the Earth Scotland exists to campaign, with partners here and across the globe, for a just transition to a sustainable society. Our vision is of a world where everyone can enjoy a healthy environment without exceeding their fair share of the planet’s resources, now and in the future. We’re calling for a just transition to a 100% renewable, nuclear-free, zero-fossil-fuel Scotland.
We will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about our campaigns and ways to get involved in and support our work.
|Hadeel is a Fair Trade shop which aims to provide a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working with social enterprises in the West Bank, Gaza, as well as one in the Galilee and another in the Negev. We are a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers supply other fair trade shops and individual fair traders as well as Palestinian solidarity groups. We are a sister shop to Sunbula which has 2 shops in Jerusalem, and work closely with Zaytoun in the UK.|
|Lather & Smudge makes natural soaps. We are committed to quality and sustainability. Our soaps are handmade using all-natural ingredients. They are coloured using naturally occurring clays, activated charcoal and plant infusions. Our soaps get their amazing fragrance from 100% natural essential oils. Only the best for your skin!
All Lather & Smudge products are developed with the environment in mind. All our soaps are vegan, palm oil free and we are committed to going plastic-free.
|One World Shop
Promoting fair trade foods and crafts from Asia, Africa and South America since 1983.
Visit our stall for a colourful selection of fairly traded crafts and foods. See our selection of recycled gifts made from tin cans, bicycle chain, keys, crayons and saris. We have delicious chocolates, mulled wine spices and coffees plus felt decorations, stocking fillers, jewellery and of course a wide range of bamboo socks, perfect for Christmas. We have recently moved back into a stunning new shop space at St John’s Church on Princes Street, well worth a visit!
Ever think a pair of socks, denim jeans, brocade or any cotton material can be combined to make a great product? No? Well, then you should pop by, check out our popular in-house upcycled designs. Fantastic festive offers are available on ALL of our unique products. Our upcycled wall hangings, cases, bolsters, recycled cushion covers, scarves, magnificent terracotta (baked clay) jewellery, beautiful and fairtrade Silver jewellery and so much more, have been a smashing success at events. Come and feast your eyes on a profusion of colours (read as possibly blinding) and don’t forget your sunglasses 😁!
We are an independent, family-owned company from Poland with 60 years of beekeeping tradition. All of our honey is being sourced in a sustainable and responsible way. We specialise in rare, high-quality raw honey in small batches, that comes from the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region and has great health benefits. Our goal is to minimise our impact on the environment, through recycling materials we use in our shipping and reducing our carbon footprint. Any printing and shipping materials we use comes from the Eco Craft Company. For our shipping needs, we use low emission vehicles. We aim to promote our beekeeping tradition and passion in Scotland by creating new beehives families and through educational activities.
|Pretty Pink Jewellery is a company that is aware and care about our planet. We find it incredibly important and rewarding to learn about where and how our materials are sourced and how people and cultures can be positively affected.
We source our seeds from the rainforests in South America and encourage the rural communities to harvest Tagua which creates jobs for whole families.
When you purchase a Pretty Pink Jewellery product, you can be assured that every item has been made in an ethically sustainable way.
We are a conscious shopping destination. Uniquely Ethical.
|At Rawsmary we carefully blend nuts, seeds, fresh and dried fruit into sweet treats – balls, truffles, cakes, brownies and chocolates – that are healthy, organic, dairy, soy and gluten free and contain no refined sugar. Then we add heaps of love and superfoods too, nothing artificial, just what’s good for you. Handmade sweets in their pure raw vegan form, which preserves all the natural power, nutrients, enzymes and vitamins.|
|The Refillery is a plastic free grocery and ethical goods store opening in Newington in January. Refill everyday grocery items and discover more to help move towards a zero waste lifestyle. Come and say hello and find out how The Refillery works. We’ll have exclusive offers for Ecofair visitors and information about special preview events. We would also like to know what you want from us and welcome any ideas on what products you would like us to stock.|
|Remode Collective is a new social enterprise that aims to re-use leftover and unwanted textiles while celebrating multicultural diversity.
We are a very divers group of women coming from different cultural and ethnic background that share the same passion for eco and sustainable fashion.
Our activities involve: sewing classes, textiles workshops, production of eco/sustainable fashion and homeware, work on commission, volunteering opportunities and community work.
On the day we will sell up-cycling items and we will promote our activities.
|RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.|
|The Save Meadowbank Campaign (SMC) has three aims:
Ensure that the new sports centre provides the same or higher level of sports provision as the original Meadowbank facility.
Preserve open space and trees.
Ensure that the council fully engages with and represents community’s wishes, via the consultation exercise and blank canvas promised at the planning committee.
|Scottish Wildlife Trust
We have been protecting Scotland’s wildlife for the future for over 50 years. Our vision is for a connected network of healthy, resilient ecosystems supporting Scotland’s wildlife and people. We will achieve our vision through championing the ecological, moral, social and economic reasons to protect and restore nature. Demonstrating best practice in practical conservation and the creation of Living Landscapes and Living Seas and inspiring people to experience, learn about and care for wildlife and wild places. We have 120 reserves throughout Scotland.
|Space Artworks CIC
Space Artworks was founded in 2012. We support artists with disabilities to create and share their original artwork with others. We also deliver community workshops for all abilities incorporating environmentally friendly practices including papier Mache sculpture, upcycled jewellery and mixed media artwork.
We are excited to be involved in the Edinburgh Eco Fair this year and looking forward to be offering workshops to make seasonal gift bags and decorations using everyday waste materials.
|Spirit Tree Natural Skincare is a small Scottish business designing and producing handmade, natural soaps. We do not use any synthetic or chemical ingredients in our products and use inspiration from the healing power of nature instead. As a result our products are suitable for the most sensitive skin. Our background in conservation science influences our choices and we aim to reduce, reuse and recycle where ever we can to reduce our environmental footprint and encourage others to do the same. More information about our work can be found on our website and social media channels.|
|Upcycled World is based in St Margaret’s House on London Road and we run fun and creative upcycling classes and parties for the public and organisations across Scotland. We have a slight addiction to upcycling things and helping people. We run various types of classes and parties, such as furniture painting, eco jewellery making, dream catchers, jewellery making techniques, making handmade paper, book binding, sewing and refashioning clothes. We also make and sell upcycled items. Come visit us at our stall and join us for the t-shirt bag making workshop!|
|The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity working towards protecting, restoring and creating native woodland. We have over 1,000 sites covering 26,000 hectares all over the UK and we campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.
Come and visit us at the Edinburgh Eco-fair and find out what you can do to help and how to get involved.
|Zero Waste Leith is a community-led project run by Changeworks. We’ve teamed up with local partners and volunteers to help Leithers reduce litter, flytipping and food waste, and inspire more recycling, repair and reuse. We’ll be on hand to answer your recycling questions, give out free food waste collection caddies to use in your kitchen, and encourage you to take part in our recycling game. Local businesses will also be invited to join our new Zero Waste Leith Business Charter.|