Looking for animal product-free cakes, ethically made jewellery and sustainable homewares? Look no further than Melbourne's new Compassionate Living Vegan Pop-Up Market. If it's kind to the planet — and to all creatures great and small — there's a very good chance you'll find it here.
Taking over the Balla Balla Community Centre on July 1, the new browsing and buying get-together is a small, curated, boutique experience; however, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in impact. Supporting emerging vegan micro businesses, showcasing cruelty-free products and services, flying the environmentally friendly flag and just encouraging sustainability all round in the market's mission — and helping you do all of the above while stocking up on eats, apparel, accessories and more.
Whole and raw foods, pre-loved clothing, vegan Vietnamese cuisine... yes, the list goes on, so don't expect to leave with either empty hands or an empty stomach. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is more than welcome, with proceeds going to Big Sky Sanctuary, Hear No Evil Australian Deaf Dog Sanctuary and Animal Liberation Victoria.