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📣 You're Invited: Our First Festive Drinks!
We're partnering with Raye the Store, City Harvest London, Sapling Spirits and Lixir Drinks! Free on Thursday 1st December? See you there!
After an inspiring year of chatting to sustainability champions, spotlighting brands and hearing from brand partners - we’re celebrating 2022 with drinks at Raye the Store on Thursday 1st December, and we’d love to see you there!
So, working at the intersection of consumer goods and sustainability? Join us to celebrate with others who are doing the same.
The best part? The ticket price is completely up to you, and 100% of it will be donated to City Harvest London.
Here’s what you can expect:
70+ new and innovative food, drink and wellness brands to browse. See a preview here. Perfect for stocking fillers, and you can even pick up a Christmas tree from Patch Plants!
A dynamic group of professionals working for brands like Deliciously Ella, Belazu, Butternut Box, Mindful Chef and more. We’ll also be joined by industry friends, from carbon accounting tools to communications platforms, climate tech solutions to consultancies - all passionate about consumer goods and from our community of over 1000 subscribers.
👋 Unsure if this event is for you?
Passionate about sustainability? Big fan of consumer goods brands? Want to connect with new industry friends over free low waste drinks? Yep, it’s for you!
An open invite for everyone, we welcome you to come along for a festive drink with us. This is our first in-person event open for our entire community and we are really excited to finally meet so many of you in person.
🌱 What’s the cost of a ticket?
When you register for a ticket, you’ll be asked for a donation amount. This is completely up to you - from £2 to £20, even a small donation will go a long way (but no pressure, we know it is a bit of a squeeze at this time of year).
🎟️ How many tickets are there? Can I decide on the day?
We’re limiting tickets to 40, so when we suggest registering now so you don’t miss out we really mean it. Spaces are filling up quick!
🥂 Will drinks be provided?
Yes! We’ll be joined by the wonderful Sapling Spirits and Lixir Drinks, both brands we admire (check out our Brand Spotlight on Sapling here!). They’ll be serving carbon positive cocktails throughout the event.
👉 What’s this in aid of? How is it a fundraiser? Where does the money go?
Through this event, we’re raising money for City Harvest London! Let’s explain…
100% of your donation will go to The City Harvest Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, and every donation to this challenge will be doubled by The Big Give! So, a £10 donation from you triggers a £10 donation from The Big Give, and together that £20 helps City Harvest London provide an incredible 80 healthy meals this winter.
🌍 Who are City Harvest London?
800,000 children face food poverty UK-wide, half of those reside in London where a staggering 1 in 4 can't afford to eat. With the cost-of-living crisis forcing more families to choose between heating or eating this winter, this statistic is set to worsen. Behind the statistics are the very real children and their families who struggle just to survive, facing constant anxiety about where their next meal is coming from. Many already experience crisis every single day.
City Harvest London exists to help these people and strongly supports the Food Foundation's 'Feed the Future' campaign, ensuring more children can access vital free school meals. The food charity rescues nutritious surplus food and delivers it to more than 375 charities across the capital, including soup kitchens, refuges, family centres and, increasingly, school food banks.
It’s safe to say we’re fans…
🛍️ Where, and who, is Raye the Store?
Raye the Store is on a mission to support innovative and emerging food, drink & wellness brands in building awareness via experiential retail. It celebrates brands launched from honesty, using natural ingredients and quality in design. Edition 05 on Regents Street is Raye the Store’s 5th pop-up store, and is in partnership with Patch Plants. It’s an oasis of new and emerging consumer goods brands in the heart of London.
Want a preview of who you’ll find on the shelf? Check them out here.
🤝 New to Following the Footprints?
We’re a team of 6 volunteers, all working in or passionate about sustainability and supporting consumer goods brands. We write weekly newsletters, create open source resources and share good news whenever we can. We’re a platform created by sustainability professionals, for sustainability professionals.
On behalf of the whole team - Leone, Ruby, Emma, Maisie, Ben and Pippa - we’d love to see you on the 1st December! Still have questions? Get in touch! Reach out to Ruby at firstname.lastname@example.org.