With the holiday season upon us, it’s a great time to get the special people in your life unique gifts from the Roundhouse Marketplace. While our market doesn’t officially launch until the new year, we recently took the opportunity to showcase some of our vendors’ products at ATB’s holiday market. While other vendors just had one type of product, like socks, skincare, or jewelry, we were selling a variety of things—coffee, belts, blankets, food wrap, iron fish, cloths—and people were a little bit confused! It was fun to educate shoppers about what each of these products have in common — they all make the world a better place!
Our products make great gifts! Your next opportunity to buy them before the holidays is at Business Link’s Holiday Mingle, which is being held at Roundhouse on December 13.
Here are some of the products you can expect to see on our shelves:
Small iron cooking tool infuses your meals with natural iron
Certified B Corporation
Durable, cast iron design lasts five years with regular use
For every iron fish purchased, another is donated to a community in need
Cloths are diverted from landfills
Employs and empowers Albertans who face barriers to employment
Product sales support Goodwill’s employment programs
Created by a Stollery Dad
A percentage of profits are donated to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
Fair Trade Certified
Certified B Corporation, headquartered in Edmonton
100% of profits are donated to the United Nations World Food Programme to fund school meal programs in developing countries
All-natural and reusable
Breathable qualities prolong the life of food
Waste free commitment—twist ties and fire starters are made with excess
Adjustable belts that fit every body and gender
Certified B Corporation, headquartered in Edmonton, manufactured in Edmonton and China, in exceptional working conditions
As a member of nonprofit organization 1% for the Planet, they are committed to donating 1% of annual revenue to organizations taking action towards environmental sustainability
Do you have a favourite product that meets the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) and is a social enterprise or certified B Corporation? Tell us about it here.