Here are some quotes from vendors on their own ‘Think Global, Act Local’ story:
“PJ's Coffee thinks deeply about sustainability which is why we have direct trade partnerships with our farms. Vietnam does not even have fair trade let alone direct trade. This is one practice we bring and help educate in Vietnam.” – PJ’s Coffee
“I believe that creating products that are irreplaceable is the positive answer to a disposable world. I make unique pieces one at a time. Unique designs, low quantities, high quality, slow process, valued craftsmanship all have a positive impact environmentally and socially.” – Wara Designs
“We believe that restaurants have an extremely important role to play in the education of customers with regards to single-use plastic. By showing the example and seeking alternatives to single-use plastic containers and tools, restaurants can truly impact the behaviour of their customers and therefore raise awareness about the huge environmental challenges we're currently facing.” - An Vuong (Thai Street, The Snap Cafe, River Cottage & Shawarma Salam
In total we welcomed 100 vendors offering a range of products from yummy food and beverages to clothing, jewellery, accessories, homeware, toys and much more, all offering creative, handmade, sustainable, unique or original items - perfect for those last minute Christmas gifts!
Giving back to our community partners
Throughout the academic year, our staff and students work closely with our community partners through our embedded service learning curriculum. One of the aims of the Christmas BISzaar is to raise funds which we distribute to a variety of charities and humanitarian projects that our school is partnered with as a thank you for working so closely with us. We also invited some of our community partner friends to enjoy the festivities with us.