Definitely many of us may feel that in a world where everything is reachable at our fingertips, and can be found online, what’s the need to visit exhibitions? I love visiting pop-ups as it provides me opportunities to connect with many Brands. I love that creative engagement.Visiting Winter Folly Vegan Sunday Market at Chennai was indeed a visceral experience for me.
Veganism excludes animal-derived ingredients and extends not only to food but also into every element of lifestyle. So this Sunday Market sounded exciting as the products sold will be unique. Winter Folly is a vegan, sustainable, eco-friendly Exhibition with upcoming brands, latest vegan accessories and yummy snacks conducted by a group of entrepreneurs.
Winter Folly is a must visit Market for people who’ve always considered making the switch to cruelty free and plant based lifestyle. Most of the items are handcrafted — all vegan. There’s everything from cloth bags, up-cycled decor, cold pressed juices, fashion clothing to jams and pickles!
Location: Karya Townhall’s, Kensington Terrace, Nungambakkam, Chennai. I visited the market today, January 21, 2018.
STALLS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
Zwende is a Bangalore based brand selling Bags, lampshades, and more. Their website allows you to customize and create your own handcrafted products. You can even visualize them in real time 3D. I love their one of a kind products and that magical feeling. Loved their visiting card with various art forms.
Ecotrunk.Com: This is a website based in Mumbai selling lifestyle products of all categories for both men and women. Check out this India’s first vegan portal for a guilt-free shopping experience. They sell home needs too.
Vegshoes.in: Check them out for PETA approved vegan, Vegetarian Shoes. The Kolkata based portal brings to you fashionable and exquisitely crafted vegan shoes that are made without leather. The brand is No Hide.
Rossbelle: Rossbelle is a North Chennai based brand creating beautiful clothes and eco friendly beauty products.
Sutrakar: Sarees at Sutrakar are sourced from the weaving hubs of India, hand picked directly. Check them out for six yards of grace – The Handloom Saree. You will find a spectrum of wonderful colors depicting India’s heritage.
Earth Story: Earth Story is Chennai’s First Vegan Store located in RA Puram. Check them out for Smoked Tofu and Cruelty-Free Cosmetics. I love their incense sticks, pink himalayan salt and protein bars.
Library of Nuts: Check them out for homemade concoctions of nuts, seeds and dried fruits in delicious flavours. They have gift box sets too.
Mad Cap: MadCap is a quirky merchandise brand with cool products like mugs, badges, notebooks etc.
Goli Soda: Golisoda is a shop selling great upcycled products like cloth bags, fashion jewellery, sanitary pads etc.
Kavishana: Check out their Hand painted and decorated clay products/ pottery items.
Fouziya’s cooking: Check out their variety of Chutneys, Sauces and Jams.
Bake my Day: It is a home run bakery by Samyuktha. She makes cupcakes, cookies, birthday cakes and more!
Milagro: Milagro is an organic foods brand, selling jar of fresh herbs. They also sell candles and scrubs. This brand is my favourite. I am absolutely in love with their product packaging. I am definitely heading to their store super soon. Check out their seasonings, oregano etc.
Other featured brands include Bottled Bliss for beauty products like scrubs, oils and face packs; Boondh, an enterprise that promotes menstrual cups & handcrafted jewellery/snacks; Arture – a brand seeling cork-made wallets/bags; Inkling Collection by designer Aparrna Siva (graphic coasters, notebooks, bookmarks etc, in funky designs).
It was my pleasure to interact the wonderful creators behind these Brands. This is different from our usual exhibits. It’s a space for like minded individuals with a passion for all things local, organic and lovingly Made in India. One comes away with a feeling of satisfaction after shopping here. Vegan Sunday Market by Winter Folly at Chennai is a thought provoking experience.