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Awesome Half Term Workshops

A series of zero waste workshop from Awesome.wales – Join us this Half Term (17-21 February 2020) to learn how to make your own lip balm, create super slime, design your own beeswax food wrap or construct a jar of multi-coloured bath bomb dust

SUPER SLIME KIDS WORKSHOP – MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2020

Join the Awesome.wales team to make your very own super slime. Try out three different slime recipes and choose your favourite to take home. Trying out different colours and even smells, add bubbles and make your slime your very own. Plus, it’s completely plastic free!

You will get to take home your own jar of customised slime. Please note, as our slime doesn’t contain any chemical preservatives it only lasts for 7 days following the workshop and should then be disposed of – it can go into your compost or food waste as it’s made with all natural food-grade ingredients.

This 45 minute workshop will take place in the cafe space at Awesome wales. Suitable for children aged 6-16

Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult, you will be welcome to use the cafe or browse the store, but please remain onsite for the entirety of the workshop.

Book your tickets at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/slime-kids-workshop-awesome-half-term-series-tickets-93424393877

MAKE YOUR OWN BEESWAX WRAP KIDS WORKSHOP – WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2020

Join the Awesome.wales team to make your very own beeswax food wrap. You’ll get to pick your favourite 100% cotton fabric and learn the secrets of making the perfect wrap that’s flexible, tacky and ideal for wrapping your sandwiches or leftovers. Plus, it’s completely plastic free!

You will get to take home your own beeswax food wrap to use or give as a gift.

This 45 minute workshop will take place in the cafe space at Awesome wales. Suitable for children aged 10-16

Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult, you will be welcome to use the cafe or browse the store, but please remain onsite for the entirety of the workshop.

Book your tickets at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beeswax-wrap-kids-workshop-awesome-half-term-series-tickets-93421045863

MAKE YOUR OWN LIP BALM KIDS WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Join the Awesome.wales team to make your very own lip balm and flavoured lip scrub. You’ll get to name your creation and make a customised label too. Plus, it’s completely plastic free!

You will get to take home your own pot to use or give as a gift.

This 45 minute workshop will take place in the cafe space at Awesome wales. Suitable for children aged 6-16

Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult, you will be welcome to use the cafe or browse the store, but please remain onsite for the entirety of the workshop.

Please make the team aware of any allergies before you start the workshop.

Book your tickets at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lip-balm-kids-workshop-awesome-half-term-series-tickets-93399687981

BATH BOMB DUST KIDS WORKSHOP – FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Join the Awesome.wales team to make your very own jar of multi coloured bath bomb dust. Learn the secrets and science that makes bath bombs bubble and fizz. Choose your favourite scents and fill a jar with a beautiful mix of colours. Plus, it’s completely plastic free!

You will get to take home your own jar of bath bomb dust to use or give as a gift.

This 45 minute workshop will take place in the cafe space at Awesome wales. Suitable for children aged 6-16

Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult, you will be welcome to use the cafe or browse the store, but please remain onsite for the entirety of the workshop.

Please make the team aware of any allergies before you start the workshop.

Book your tickets at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bath-bomb-dust-kids-workshop-awesome-half-term-series-tickets-93178905615

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Awesome.wales Crowdfunder is now live!

Awesome Wales will be the Vale’s first Zero waste shop in Barry. We aim to be a hub for the community, but need your help to make it happen.

 

What is Awesome Wales and why are we doing this?

Awesome Wales is a social enterprise aiming to open a Zero waste store and coffee shop slap bang in the middle of Barry town centre. Our aim is to help you to protect the environment, save money and eat more healthily, all while doing your weekly shop.

Awesome will be a plastic free shopping experience, no unnecessary plastic packaging, no plastic straws or coffee cup lids, no plastic toothbrushes and razors and definitely no plastic carrier bags! Instead we will offer products that are environmentally friendly and ethically produced, including bamboo toothbrushes, metal straws, reusable takeaway coffee cups and obviously there will be zero plastic packaging.

But we can’t do this on our won, so we’re asking for your help. Please make your pledge today at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/awesomewales 

What’s on offer at Awesome Wales, Barry?

Our aim at Awesome is to allow you to purchase most of the things you buy in your weekly shop at the supermarket, without the unnecessary plastic packaging. All our products will be ethically produced and locally sourced, our bakery items are baked in Cardiff, our dairy products come from Barry, even our coffee beans are roasted in Pontypridd. Speaking of coffee, Awesome will also include a zero waste, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly coffee shop. This will also be selling locally produced cupcakes, tray-bakes and brownies along with crisps in home compostable packets and fruit.

Here at Awesome Wales we understand that people have different budgets and disposable incomes, we also believe that this should not restrict you from taking part in the zero waste lifestyle. On opening we will be stocking over 400 lines of items, including a range of 30 core products sold at a lower cost. This range will include pantry staples such as rice, bran flakes and oats, enabling people of all budgets to take advantage of our range whilst still ensuring they are buying good quality, ethically produced and sourced products. We will also be stocking 50 different herbs and spices, specialist dried goods such as hemp seeds, brown lentils and oat bran, wet goods including fabric conditioner and washing detergent and toiletries such as shampoo, soaps, hair conditioner, even bamboo toilet roll.

There will also be items stocked for those with special dietary requirements including vegan friendly, gluten free and cruelty free toiletries too.

Community Hub

Awesome is a social enterprise which means the local community is vitally important to us. With this in mind we are hoping to use our coffee shop space to hold community events and workshops.

We’re hoping to work with Repair Cafe Wales to host a monthly event where you can get your broken items repaired instead of throwing them away and buying new ones. This will reduce the number of items ending up in landfill and save you money at the same time. We will be hosting cooking workshops where you can learn to cook from scratch using healthy wholefood ingredients. There will also be educational, environmental workshops where you will learn how to make your own cleaning products such as fabric conditioner and even dishwasher tablets. All of these workshops and events have a dual purpose to reduce wastage and to create a community spirit and atmosphere.

As a Community Interest Company profits from the company will also be invested in local community groups and activities, allowing more people to become involved and decreasing social isolation.

Why zero waste?

Like many people, we watched in horror the BBC documentary ‘Blue Planet II’, and realised that something needed to be done to save our environment. Mankind’s current reliance on plastic cannot continue without it having a devastating impact on the environment and wildlife, we’ve all seen the terrible pictures of sea life being affected by plastic waste in our oceans. We realised that whilst campaigning on a large scale, like the recent protests in London by Extinction Rebellion, is great at bringing government’s attention to the issues, we can all can take steps that make a difference right now. A few small changes made by a whole bunch of people can make a huge impact. We will help you to make these small changes, by offering an ethical alternative to the supermarket giants.

Donations and how we’ll use them

There’s a significant set up cost to make a shop like this work for the whole community, we won’t bore you with all the details but we will need everything from scales to food dispensers and flooring to baby changing. We promise to invest your money wisely in the best equipment for the job, maximising the opportunity for our customers to serve themselves and re-connect with the food we’re selling.

Your investment will also help us to purchase all of the lovely stock for the shop floor, sourcing from local growers, bakers and food co-ops. Our orders will be delivered to us in sustainable packaging, ensuring that the shop’s landfill waste is minimal.

Our aim is to place orders with companies that offer circular economy when delivering items, his will ensure less plastic wastage and therefore continue our companies vision to be “Zero Waste and plastic free in Barry”

Our rewards

In return for your pledges we have over 25 different rewards available, from getting your name on our wall of gratitude, sourdough starter kits, reusable coffee cups and free coffees,to our Awesome day out if you are feeling particularly generous. Whatever your preferences we are sure you will find a reward to your liking and definitely worth pledging for.

Make your pledge today at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/awesomewales