December 2019

Hatch inaugurates Manchester’s first sustainable Christmas Markets

On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November 2019, Hatch and Bruntwood partnered up with Zero Waste Goods to host Manchester’s first all Sustainable Christmas Market.

“[The] Sustainable Christmas market was ahead of the curb. There is a demand for eco, alternative & conscious shopping. We managed to create something young and progressive – an alternative to the traditional markets in Albert Square”.


The project, Christmas Shouldn’t Cost the Earth, has seen the revolutionary Christmas market welcome over 25 independent, zero waste stalls, all providing innovative, eco-friendly products. Perfect for a range of Christmas gifts, and proving extremely popular with customers (around 8,000).

Throughout the weekend, there were also a number of workshops and panel discussions that included Sustainable Wreath Making, Upcycled Kids Decoration Making and Inspiring Talks from Manchester’s Eco-Heroes – all used to reinforce the theme of the event, that Christmas Shouldn’t Cost the Earth.

Not only that, but there was plenty of live entertainment courtesy of DJ Rick Donoghue, The Not Quite Big Band and Manchester’s popular Drag Queens, Violet Vogue and The Real Banksie, providing festive cheers across the site.

Through this event Hatch has emerged as a pioneer in the field of sustainable shopping and has managed to answer the demand for systemic change before anybody else.