Step Trust's annual festival for peace, Jashn-e-Anam, is a regular in September, and Step Earth Mela is a part of this larger initiative. This bazaar, curated by 23.23 Designs, is dedicated to bringing a host of ethical brands and eco-friendly entrepreneurs under one roof.
Everyone putting up a stall has to abide by certain guidelines. So, either they’re sustainable enterprise, or giving back to the community or in any way working with the youth or a cause. This means that you’ll see no leather or woodwork brands, but only artisans - and those that always put the community first.
Expect to shop from 40 vendors across jewellery, apparel, food (jams, jellies and fresh veggies), accessories, coffee, footwear, air-purifiers and more. If you’re looking for specifics, the Facebook event page introduces the participating names every now and then.