The Last Straw

27/04/2019 12:00 pm
Factory Studios

On Saturday 27th April 2019 at The Factory Studios in Boscombe, The Last Straw will celebrate sustainability!

The purpose of the event is to create awareness about environmental issues such as global warming, single use plastics and water pollution. We aim to offer attendees sustainable alternatives in order to achieve an eco-friendlier lifestyle.The event is aimed at the local community of Dorset and consists of three main elements creating an immersive market experience.

1) Art Installation: This installation has been curated by a final year student at Bournemouth University. It will raise awareness of water pollution and today’s environmental issues.

2) Sustainable Market: This will  offer the community alternative products from local companies that are more environmentally friendly.

3) Workshops: Hosted for the attendees to demonstrate easy DIY techniques to create homemade living products that help promote a sustainable lifestyle.

Money raised at the event will be donated to the Sustainable Dorset Charity. We chose Sustainable Dorset as they are a central hub of all sustainable and resilient activity across the county and share the same aim as The Green Elephant Events team – to raise awareness and to increase interest and involvement in sustainability.

Creative Businesses

Bora Bora Desserts

We got you covered with Bora Bora DessertsWe know there is always space for dessert. Bora Bora is a pure ‘dessert island’. Our menu is 100% plant-based and 100% delicious. Rediscover your taste.


Green Label Kitchen 

Hot vegan food for the soul, and we will warm it up! If you don’t know them, they are a plant based kitchen that offer delicious vegan food. But don’t worry, we got you covered with Green Label Kitchen.


Bad Hand Coffee

Coffee for the heart, and we will warm it up. Specialty coffee roasters based in Bournemouth – Bad Hand Coffee. Focused on roasting great coffee, great customer service and environmentally friendly packaging and delivery.

The Sunshine Bindery

Eco conscious & ethically hand-crafted journals, notebooks, cards, gifts & stationery inspired by nature and using recycled, sustainable and locally reclaimed materials made by The Sunshine Bindery. One tree is planted for every journal sold and I use plastic free, compostable & biodegradable corn starch bags and recycled paper packaging.


Josie Mitchell Jewellery 

Handmade, bespoke jewellery using recycled sterling silver and ethically sourced stones made by Josie Mitchell Jewellery.


Discount Health Store

The fabulous Discount Health Store will be at the Last Straw Event. The Discount Health Store will offer products that enhance a more sustainable lifestyle such as bamboo straws, toothbrushes and more.


With over 25 years’ experience Discount Health Store is the leading independent health food retailer in Dorset with three stores across Poole, Westbourne and Winton. They stock a wide variety of supplements, natural and organic bodycare products, sports nutrition and superfoods.


We are delighted to confirm that Beewrap UK will be joining our market. Looking for handmade eco beeswax wraps? The ideal alternative to clingfilm, foil and plastic food bags. Made from 100% cotton. Reduce your carbon footprint – Cotton Waxed Bee Wraps are fully biodegradable and compostable. More about Beewrap UK –


Bags of beanz

We are so excited to confirm that Bags of beanz will be attending the Last Straw Event. With beautiful bags made from upcycled coffee bags. Each bag is unique from country of origin down to text and the featured logo’s. Only the finest striped deckchair trim is used for shoulder strap top handles which are carefully chosen to compliment each bag of beanz –



Did you know that we will be having a raffle at The Last Straw Event, and all profits will go to Sustainable Dorset.We are pleased to announce that Bomb Cosmetics are contributing to our raffle.


Natural, vegan and 100% Handmade – All of our products are lovingly handmade thanks to our team of over 250 Bomb-er Lomb-ers! Moulded, mixed, rolled and piped entirely by hand, our gorgeous crafters ensure that each and every product is unique, but ultimately perfect in its own little way. We even hand draw the designs on the gift wrap and the decorations on the blasters.

“We would like to thank you for all your support, for your outstanding work and for believing in The Last Straw and specially, in us. We really hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. It has been a pleasure working with you and feel free to contact us anytime!” – The Green Elephant Events & Factory Studios

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