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First Islington Vegan Market to launch this Sunday in Holloway

Islington is ready to launch its first vegan market at Nag’s Head, in Seven Sisters Road,  on Sunday 5th November. Ten traders have already joined the market, which will feature a variety of food products. From French patisserie to vegan cheeses, from Italian hot food to cookies and juices, Islington Vegan Market has it all.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. The market will be open every first and third Sunday of the month, from 10am to 6pm.

Islington Vegan Market has been organised by Nag’s Head Market managing team, led by Manpreet Singh. The aim of the event is to offer a platform to local vegan traders and promote a healthier lifestyle. This is to ensure people’s health, the environment and the animals currently subjected to farming practices are a top priority in the community.

The launch of the market is linked to a strong interest from the local vegan community, which is passionate about natural food, drinks, cosmetics and soaps.  According to a report by the NHS  around 2% of the UK population is vegetarian which means more than 1.2 million people have embraced the new dietary trend. According to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, vegans make up less than 1% of the UK population which, however, represents still a very high percentage of people.

Shabari Saha is a Tropic Skin Care Ambassador. She will be hosting a stall at Islington Vegan Market with her range of natural, chemical-free, vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty-free skincare, body care, toiletries and cosmetics. “I am very excited about this initiative. I am a long-term vegan, I have been one for 20 years. However, I have noticed that in recent years there has been an exponential growth in veganism,” she says.

“With the growth in veganism and the ever-increasing demand for vegan products, it is very important to have a vegan market in an area like Islington, where small vegan businesses can promote their products to the local community,” she adds.

The launch of Islington Vegan Market comes shortly after the first shop catering only to vegan and vegetarians opened in Exmouth Market last month.

The event is being promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Time Out, Islington Gazette and London Vegans.

You can register for the market here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islington-vegan-market-tickets-39439485563?aff=eac2


Written by Chiara Fiorillo

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