Festive feel at DMU Students’ Union Crafts Christmas Fair

By Luke Williamson

De Montfort Students’ Union hosted it’s annual Christmas Fair on Tuesday(DEC10), spreading festive cheer to students in the final week of term.

A selection of small businesses and independent traders were set up in the SU atrium, with a variety of organic and eco-friendly products being sold throughout the day.

Ellie, from crafts and designs company A Couple of Mugs, said: “We came last year, it is always nice to be invited to small crafts fairs like this one.

“This one is much better than last year’s, everything has been a lot more popular.”

Other items for sale included T-shirts made from organic materials from small companies Mi Lunita Shop and Good Girl Gang.

Nawel, from Good Girl Gang, said: “It’s always nice to hear people say nice things about products we’ve created.

“Everyone here is amazing, and it’s good to see a wide collection of young creative people who are looking to sell eco-friendly products.”

One trader, Jen Pyrah, was selling T-shirts, mugs and other prints that she had done the illustrations for herself.

She said: “Fairs like this allow me to start to phase out old designs and try some new ones.

“I work full time hours for Wren and Wilson as well as a part-time job, so it takes a lot of time to get the prints onto the eco-friendly material.”

The atrium was a hive of activity all day with plenty of students and other members of the public taking in all that the fair had to offer.

First year Mechanical Engineering student Mitchell Parker said: “The fair provides authentic, homely goods that are good gift ideas for this festive time of year.

“It’s not a big budget event but, for a small operation, it provides a good range of eco-friendly products for all interests.”

You can follow @demontfortsu to keep updated about events like the Christmas Fair happening in the future.

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