EPIC Vancouver recap
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This post is a bit late, but I just wanted to give a quick recap of our weekend at the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo last weekend.
First off, it was great. Out of the many people who passed by our booth, we only had one negative encounter.
We were all amazed at how many new vegans there were.
We spoke to a woman whose whole family had gone vegan after watching the episode of Oprah with Michael Pollan and Alicia Silverstone. Funny thing is, she credited the switch to Michael Pollan!
Many of the non-vegans were looking to transition more towards veganism too. Even the carnivores I spoke to were cutting way back on meat consumption.
We sold a few of our brand new t-shirts. They’re printed locally on Canadian-made bamboo t-shirts (70% bamboo/30% cotton). We’ll have them available through our website soon, but you can get them at our tables at events throughout the summer.
It was also great to see so many vegan-friendly businesses represented. OrganicLives was there, along with New World Natural Foods (makes of Bliss Balls), Arbonne cosmetics, Clif Bar, and more. It was nice to see Salt Spring Coffee giving away samples of their coffee – with no cream or milk!
Look for us this summer at some of the Farmers Markets, Justice Rocks, Main Street Car Free Day, and Under the Volcano.