Caption: The Green Home Fair in 2013

Long gone are the days that eco-friendly products are expensive and only aimed at an exclusive market. It is fast becoming a global norm to choose household products that reduce the impact on the environment and ensure better conditions for the people involved in its manufacture. The Green Home Fair, which forms part of this year’s Sustainability Week, will make its way to Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria to showcase all the fabulous products and services to savvy consumers from 27 to 28 June 2015.

Eco-decorating and finishes, motoring, travelling, veggie gardens, eco-sport and recycling ideas are just some of the initiatives that those with a flair for style, while being environmentally conscious can look forward to at this year’s Green Home Fair.

Melissa Baird, Editor of Green Home magazine says, “The growing trend worldwide is that consumers want to know that the products that they buy don’t harm the environment and that the manufacturers producing them are socially conscious. Labelling is also a major issue as consumers are interested in the ingredients used in the food and products they buy – it all comes down to being a conscious consumer, a key attraction point of the Green Home Fair.”

As part of the overall Sustainability Week, the Green Home Fair will educate people why being mindful of their impact on the environment matters and how it can save money in the long run. There will be public talks about what consumers need in order to be more energy efficient and water-wise. The Fair will also showcase the latest in-home and décor products that are on trend, new and super stylish.

Nicola van Kan, Marketing Manager at Brooklyn Mall, says, “We are proud and very excited to be hosting the Green Home Fair and help put a spotlight on all green lifestyle products and services. The communal and interactive space promises a great experience for consumers. Growthpoint Properties, owners of Brooklyn Mall, is a socially responsible company and we support sustainable projects that positively impact our society.”

“We are seeing more eco-products making its way onto shopping shelves that are good for the environment and great for your home as they don’t contain harsh chemicals. Consumers should shop around and find out what works for them when making new choices,” guides Baird.

By living a more green lifestyle, you will have less chemicals, more nutritious food and see a reduction in waste – all contributing to a better home and community.

The Green Home Fair is free of charge and will take place from 27 to 28 June 2015 at Brooklyn Mall.

Exhibition spaces and sponsorship packages are available. If you are interested, please contact alive2green at or 021-447-4733.

For more information on Sustainability Week, visit

Note to Editors:

Sustainability Week, hosted by the City of Tshwane, offers a variety of conferences and seminars at the CSIR ICC from 23 to 25 June 2015. The Youth and Green Economy event will take place on 26 June 2015 at Tshwane University of Technology and the Green Home Fair will mark the end of Sustainability Week on 27 and 28 June 2015 at Brooklyn Mall.