Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair

4th Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair

Over 60 social and solidarity economy projects, companies and organisations took part over the twelve days of the fair.

Close to 53,000 visitors and over 12,200 sales were recorded, beating last year's figures.

The 4th edition of the Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair, organised by Barcelona City Council's Commissioner of Social Economy, Local Development and Consumption, has now finished.

This edition has exceeded the figures for previous years, with over 53,000 visitors and over 12,200 sales in the 40 booths and stalls set up by over 60 of the city’s social economy and solidarity projects, companies and organisations.

Over the Christmas season, this Fair is the place that shows city residents that responsible consumption is possible and that the local, social and solidarity economy is already a reality in Barcelona. For two weeks, the Fair demonstrates how it is possible to purchase and consume in a sustainable and supportive way all year round and in every district in the city.

The Responsible Consumer Space improves awareness-raising

One of the main new developments in this 4th edition was moving the Responsible Consumer Space, previously located at the Municipal Consumer Information Office, to Plaça Catalunya for the twelve days of the fair. This municipal resource, which opened in March, is located on the ground floor of Ronda Sant Pau, 43-45, and its main role is to provide information and raise awareness about how to make consuming in a responsible way easy and practical, and to promote networking among the agents that promote this.

During these more than ten days, city residents have received individualised information and enjoyed a programme of activities to learn more, and more effectively, about how to consume ethically and responsibly. The fair has acted as a platform for different initiatives, hosting games, workshops, theatre performances and projections to encourage responsible consumption through enjoyment. An average of 75 people visited this space every day. Theatre and musical activities aimed at families were put on every day from 12 pm to 6 pm in the Responsible Consumption marquee to help in the task. Of particular note among these activities were those organised by the Recooperem youth cooperative, the fashion show brought to us by the Diomcoop cooperative's Diamakar project, and the “Llibres que importen” [Books that matter] exchange organised by Atrapavientos, a new concept based on exchanging treasured objects that create connections and stories based around culture and consumption.

As in previous editions, the organisations and projects taking part in the fair scheduled activities at their booths to underline their commitment to achieve a social, cooperative return for the city.

4th Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair

Over 60 social and solidarity economy projects, companies and organisations took part over the twelve days of the fair.

Close to 53,000 visitors and over 12,200 sales were recorded, beating last year's figures.

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