The Impact Hub Holiday Market is back! This time in a new Gifts that do Good edition.
What does that mean? That this year, alongside a roster of local, sustainable and ethical businesses we love we will be mixing in fun workshops, games and other opportunities to give — like donating to charity.
Gifts that do Good will make your Holiday shopping not only fun, but meaningful. We're sending out a positive holiday message to remind ourselves of our individual impact and to be mindful of people and issues that are in need of our support.
Who will you find there?
Feline Café: Ottawa's first feline café offers a calm and relaxing place to drink coffee and eat vegan food and helps cats find their forever homes!
Animal Justice & Faunapparel: supporting animal rights and selling funky compassionate t-shirts
Evidence for Democracy: supporting science-based policy decision making (and your chance to purchase nerdy-cool swag!)
Nu Grocery: Ottawa's first zero waste grocery store selling a selection of zero waste products
13 a Social Enterprise: the best muesli in town that also supports youth leadership and entrepreneurship
Corala Cashmere: premium quality handwoven cashmere shawls, scarves and hats supporting local communities in Nepal.
Eepmon: t-shirts don't get cooler than those created by digital artisan Eric Chan aka Eepmon
Mom Friends: rockin' post partum care kits to make sure new mothers have all their needs covered
Uptown Sox: No more boring socks thanks to this funky local Ottawa business!
Little Voice Books: a social enterprise that educates children by creating awareness for causes and initiatives through the power of literature and illustration.
Lost Ottawa: Lost Ottawa, the book, is a compendium of the most popular posts ever put up on the Lost Ottawa Facebook page, along with the often hilarious, always memorable, comments and conversations that followed.
Adorit Boutique: Sustainable Canadian Designs, as well as Fair Trade products from India, Tibet and Nepal.
Spread the Joy: A social enterprise that provides practical education for adults with a developmental disability and mental health disorder and creates sustainable products including homemade preserves, homemade dog treats and sewing projects
& many more…
DIY Bath Salts
Learn how to make your exclusive Chakra-Scents Bath Salts using Ancient Minerals® magnesium bath flakes & organic Himalayan sea salts. The workshop will be quick and informative & you will be leaving with two jars of bath salts scented with the Chakra-Scents essential oil blend of your choice! Limited spots available — register here: littlestones.wixsite.com/chakra-scents/events/chakra-scents-workshop
Envirocentre: workshop on how to keep cycling through the winter!
Interested in biking a little longer this year? Jen Stelzer from EnviroCentre will be available from 6:30-8:00 pm to answer questions and give you great advice about biking around Ottawa in any season! She may not be dressed in fancy gear, but this 46 year old mom has written a digital Winter Cycling Guide, presented at the Winter Cycling Congress in Montreal and can be found biking around Ottawa year round. Drop by and chat! Maybe you’ll be inspired to “Bike on the Beautiful Days” year round!
rsvp: [email protected]
Happiness Habits: workshops on homemade truffles and Christmas Card colouring fun.
So come along, let's enjoy some festive cheer. And yes, there will be hot chocolate, popcorn and lots of chances to win amazing prizes donated by our fabulous vendors and charities!