A Free 10-Day Sustainability Event Is Coming To London

By Ellie Smith

1 year ago

Both Westfield centres are hosting environmental festivals

Looking to get inspired about all things environmental? We’ve got just the ticket. A brand-new festival is launching at both of Westfield’s shopping centres this summer: the Westfield Good Festival, a 10-day event which aims to educate people on green issues through workshops, entertainment, food and more. 

The Westfield Good Festival: What’s On?

Taking place from 26 May – 4 June 2023 across both the White City and Stratford centres, the festival is running in collaboration with impact-driven businesses spanning fashion, food and music. At the heart of the event is the Sustainable Studio, an immersive space bringing together three experiences: The Mindful Market, Gastronomy For Good, and Local + Lo-Fi. 

Zero waste sign with vegetables

Sustainable Studio

This zone will play host to a series of revolving partners, including shoe brand VAMP, who will offer tips for keeping trainers clean, and Lydia Bolton, who will be running upcycling workshops.

The Mindful Market

Shop pre-loved and eco-minded fashion brands at The Mindful Market, including London-based clothes swapping company Verte. Bring an item from your wardrobe and Verte will give you corresponding digital tokens which you can use to swap for something else of a similar value. 

Also not to be missed is a pop-up experience called The Glass House, running throughout the month of May and offering a chance to shop up-and-coming innovative fashion and lifestyle brands. There will also be a selection of events designed to encourage conscious shopping hosted by Lone Design Club, including workshops, styling sessions and talks.

Gastronomy For Good

Fancy learning how to grow your own produce? Or looking for tips on cutting food waste? Head to the festival’s food section, which will showcase trends in the sustainable food sphere, such as hydroponic farm stands, which can be used to grow plants indoors. Food-focused events, meanwhile, will include a talk from Too Good To Go founder Jamie Crummie, plus workshops on growing food from scraps from Square Mile Farms.

Child playing with crafts at Good Festival

Local and Lo-Fi

Each day, children can get involved with craft workshops using seeded paper and recycled cardboard – plus check out the new wormery at Westfield London’s Nature Reserve. In the evenings, meanwhile, visitors can enjoy live music from rising stars curated by independent music venue Bush Hall and acoustic performances from East London-based culture hub Grow.

The festival is free to attend, goodfest.westfield.com