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COMPASSIONFEST 2017
Cruelty-free Craft & Product Vendors

 


Grape Cat Vegan Clothing and Accessories

So excited to announce Grape Cat Vegan Clothing and Accessories to Compassionfest 2017! Grape Cat is an online vegan retail store carrying all of your fashion needs from t-shirts to coats, and wallets to duffel bags, and everything in-between.


Compassion Company

We are so grateful to welcome back Compassion Company to Compassionfest 2017. Vegan owned and operated, Compassion Company provides shirts that allow people to announce their cruelty-free lifestyle to the world. We believe that the best way to affect social change is to lead by setting a positive example. We want everyone to feel proud about where their clothing came from at every point during production. http://www.compassionco.com/


Lisa's Soaps "Naked and Natural"
 

Honored to have our next vendor and sponsor, Lisa's Soap "Naked and Natural". We are so lucky to have this vegan soap at Compassionfest 2017. When you purchase a bar of Lisa’s soap you will immediately want to go back for more. Lisa’s Soaps are cruelty-free & vegan. A hot process soap made with hemp milk. Proudly not using any animal testing and stand by each one of our naturally scented products. You will be amazed at the array of the aroma and variety.


2 cents Home Grown

We are so excited to announce 2 cents Home Grown to Compassionfest 2017. Offering an array of locally home grown planters, crafts, and birdhouses. Find out more! 2 cents Home Grown Grocer also offers a variety of vegan, gluten free baked goods and soups. Locally sourced and always made fresh.

 


Porkchopstick Studios

We are excited to announce Porkchopstick Studios will be at Compassionfest 2017. It really did start with a Pig! In addition to pigs, cats, birds, fish, sharks, and many more are included! Longtime supporters of animal rights, mammal rights, and concern for all beings to be authentic, and let happiness and peace prevail is the hope and goal for all.
This belief is at the core of our Porkchopstick Studios, and includes embracing the fun, funky, whimsical, sometimes snarky, sometimes tongue in cheek. And why not? Life is too short to not feel joy, and be open in spreading it to others! We celebrate and support creativity of all types, because we believe everyone carries that spark.
We seek to create, inspire, and support. With educational and professional backgrounds in Fine Art, concentration in painting, photography, printmaking as well as appraisal, gallery ownership, advocate for open space and rights for living things has brought our road here to Porkchopstick Studios.


Sleeping Giant Hemp

Pleased to welcome back Sleeping Giant Hemp Company, LLC to Compassionfest 2017. Let's talk about the values of industrial hemp and the clothing, accessories, pet products, and craft items that can be made from hemp. Stopping by the Sleeping Giant Hemp table is an excellent chance to see what we have, to learn more about the true wonders of hemp as a extremely sustainable plant and perhaps to pick up a gift. Love your human? We have everything from belts and bags to tees and pullovers. Love your dog? We carry Planet Dog fleece-lined hemp webbing collars and leashes.


Hipponotic Candle

Hipponotic Candle is excited for Compassionfest 2017. Hipponotic Candle's line "Animal Refuge" will be at this summer's event. Artwork done by Bret Logan. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of these beautiful animals. 5% proceeds will be donated to Turgwe Hippo Trust.


Twin Hearts Design

We are so excited to announce Twin Hearts Design to Compassionfest 2017. We are twin designers who enjoy designing and creating greeting cards that leave our customers filled with satisfaction and happiness. We are happy to talk to you about any questions you may need or have! Feel free to check out or shop or if you are local feel free to contact us to arrange something.


Florapothecarie


So excited to welcome back Florapothecarie to Compassionfest 2017! 100% natural + vegan beauty, lovingly handcrafted in small batches in Connecticut. I use only the highest quality natural, organic, and fair trade certified ingredients in my expertly crafted sugar and salt scrubs, bathing salts, lip and body balms, whipped body butters and more. My products contain absolutely no artificial colorants, fragrances, parabens, preservatives, or other toxic chemicals.
 


Kate Stephen Jewelry

So excited to announce Kate Stephen Jewelry to Compassionfest 2017. Kate Stephen Jewelry is a line of jewelry inspired by a deep connection to nature, meditation and the creative process. Bold yet minimal, fluid yet geometric, the sculptural metal and crystal designs have an innate organic aesthetic. KSJ also produces one-of-a-kind wall art and other goods for the home.


JoHa Designs

So excited to announce Modern Bohemian-Inspired JoHa Designs to Compassionfest 2017! Every item sold from JoHa Designs is hand-made and held up to a very high standard. I take pride in my craftsmanship and work hard to create high quality items for reasonable prices.
JoHa Designs also believes in staying as "green" as possible. All of my ornaments and paper beads are made from upcycled materials (old books, calendars, etc.) and my jewelry boxes and gift/note cards are made from 100% recycled paper.


Andrew Wallach Revolution Art

So excited to announce Revolution Artist Andrew Wallach to Compassionfest 2017!
…."REVOLUTION ART”. Centrifugal force beams arms and legs, reaching, swirling, mixing, blending with a mind of their own.
Alive, like a hurricane, twisting, turning and streaming with vibrancy, they convey movement, they pull the viewer deeper into the painting, a type of hypnotic fulmination. ...explosive yet peaceful.
"What is a Myndstorm? they are self portraits of my own thoughts, as my head is filled with colours, exploding with vibrant rapture."
-A. Wallach
“Andrew’s work walks the line between chaos and order, he sets up the perimeters yet he controls the results to a certain point. So much depends on chance and a host of variables(temperature, viscosity, speed, chemical reaction and the placement of the paint). there’s a performance to creating his paintings and they continue to change and evolve(and grow) even after the performance is over.” – Jana Liptak
 


The Conjurers of Elm

Please welcome The Conjurers of Elm to Compassionfest 2017. Three members from The Conjurers of Elm, a local circle of young pagans, will be providing you with a touch of magick this summer! Get your fortune told by Crescent or Nyxia, oracle and tarot card readers with unique decks fit just for you and your question! Or, look fly and exude good vibes when wearing Kore's enchanted accessories, charmed with the magick of love and light. afrosandathames.tumblr.com

 

Uber Kuchi

Excited to announce Uber Kuchi to Compassionfest 2017. We are so lucky to have them back for our 3rd annual event. Specializing in vintage ethnic jewelry and textiles from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Israel, and Africa. We stock unique costume and jewelry making supplies including vintage tribal buttons, stamped metal pieces, beads, pendants, embroideries, tassels, bronze jewelry making tools and wood block textile/pottery stamps. Uber Kuchi has a compassionate mission dedicated to helping the countless Afghan refugees.
 


Groovy Cat

Pleased to announce Groovy Cat to Compassionfest 2017. Handcrafted crystals & semiprecious stone jewelry, Aromatherapy products, vintage beads, and unique trinkets for the bohemian spirit! All made with love and healing intentions.


  Darlene Doughty Designs

Pleased to announce Darlene Doughty Designs to Compassionfest 2017.http://www.darlenedoughtydesigns.com.
My business started in 2008 during an ice storm, when we didn't have power for 10 days. I had some agate slabs and cord so I made necklaces. While wearing my new creations to the supermarket a few days later 3 complete strangers stopped me and asked me where they could get a necklace. I told them I would gladly make them one, this was the birth of Darlene Doughty Designs! Over the past years I have become a reiki practicioner and a Grace Blessings giver. I incorporate all the great energy, love and blessings into my creations.
My jewelry range's from every day casual to highly desirable fashion pieces. I am very proud to present my collection to you with love and big hugs.
Darlene
 


A Momentary Calm & After Midnight Creations
 

Bringing blessings and healing to our animal friends. Pleased to announce A Momentary Calm & After Midnight Creations - Art Inspired By Soul to Compassionfest 2017. Betsy-ann, of A Momentary Calm & After Midnight Creations, is an active visual artist and member of the Valley Arts Council in Derby, CT., specializing in inspirational and 3D art collages and special occasion card boxes. She also holds certification as an Usui Reiki Master (since 2010), and received her Kundalini Reiki Master certification in 2012. Betsy recently began expanding her work, providing Animal Reiki services after her son's lovable "pitty" began requesting her treatment when she came to visit. Her Energy work is intended to help the recipient tap into the body's own healing power, to release dis-ease and energy imbalances within the Human Energy Field. Betsy acts as a channel, to bring forward the Universal Life Force energy that surrounds and infuses us, to facilitate this process.
About all her work, she notes, "I believe I am called to teach, to help in healing, to offer guidance, and to share my artistic vision, to make the world a little more joy-filled. Animals are more closely connected to spirit and the unseen, and are naturally compassionate, loving beings. I love to help them, as well as their human partners, to connect to the Universal Energy. Perhaps you will join me as we explore, and rejuvenate our spirits with, the power and benefits of art & Reiki.

Creatively Yours

Pleased to announce Creatively Yours to Compassionfest 2017. Come stop by Creatively Yours...
Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, Young Living essential oils.
 


Earth Hand Art

So excited to announce renowned tattoo artist Beth Potter with Earth Hand Arts to Compassionfest 2017. Earth Hand Arts - tattooer making other things out of natural elements. All stones are uncut in their natural state. Driftwood art and stones carefully crafted and made a original, one of a kind.


Yoga Animalia Project

We are ecstatic to have Yoga Animalia Project back with us for Compassionfest 2017. Photographer of the Yoga Animalia Project: portraits of farmed animal sanctuary residents. Traveling the country in my RV or Prius to a sanctuary near you.


Obergs Photos LLC

Pleased to announce ObergsPhotos LLC to Compassionfest 2017. Prints from New England.
 


Re Solved

Pleased to announce Re Solved to Compassionfest 2017! Life Activations This is a 22-strand DNA Activation that awakens your divine blueprint and heightens your connection with your Higher Self. It also enables you to bring in and hold more Light (positive energy) in your physical body, empowers you to maximize your potential to bring forth unrealized talents and abilities, and gives you more energy and clarity. It begins a process of releasing unconscious patterns (old emotional traps we fall into), while increasing your ability to use more of your brain and clears family and genetic karmic patterns.
 


Tim Wengertsman

Pleased to welcome back Tim Wengertsman to Compassionfest 2017. I am an artist, printmaker from CT involved in the punk community.

 


Living Better, LLC


Pleased to announce Livingbetter/ Skincare- Nutritarian- Aromatherapy to Compassionfest 2017. Organic skincare consults / certified aromatherapist / Nutritarian Education. Workshops / private consults.


The Vegan Potter

Thrilled to announce The Vegan Potter Pots for Everyday Foodies to Compassionfest 2017. Our five senses gather input every time we set our eyes on delicious food. The aroma, the colors and even how it's being served can affect the flavor of our meals. Serving home made food in pottery made by hand can connect us with culture, heritage and our roots. You make food with love. Why not serve it out of pots made with love?


The Key to Balance, LLC

So excited to announce The Key to Balance, LLC to Compassionfest 2017. Authentic self-care begins in the kitchen. Kitchen Alchemist, Transforming your health in the kitchen Personal Chef, Macrobiotic Health Coach, Herbalist "Jump Start" Kitchen Packages, Whole Food Plant-based Menus Seasonal, Vegan & Macrobiotic Herbal Apothecary Recommendations, Organic Gardening Consultations.


Vegasm.Orgazine

Vegasm Orgazine is a Connecticut collective we strive to bring awareness to animal rights issues, veg-friendly locations, cruelty-free shopping options, DIY home-made essentials, plant-based recipes, local stories, and community outreach. Would you like to share with us? Please contact us at vegasm.org@gmail.com.
 


OM Pajamas

Om Sleepwear is manufactured in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The state of the art factory is located in the Madurai district where the workers are treated lovingly, with respect and care. Established in 2002, the MCT Sewing Program teaches women how to tailor. Skills are taught such as pattern making, fitting and measuring so they can be self sufficient. This will allow them to support their families and communities.
 

 

J & J Apothecary

Skin care products made with natural and organic ingredients, vegan, ethically sourced, and never tested on animals. Handmade in small batches in CT.
 


Our Secret Treehouse

Inside you'll discover a parade of cartoon critters and beasts, representing billions of years of life's magnificent evolution on Earth. From bunnies to brontosaurs, the gang's all here! And so are their stories, waiting for you to explore... At our secret treehouse, science and whimsy collide. Our buttons, prints, magnets, and more are created from original, hand-drawn artwork using as many eco-friendly components as possible. Our secret treehouse is your authoritative source for scientifically accurate art, wearables, and miscellanea of the cartoon sort!
 


Imagine Wellness

Excited to announce Imagine Wellness to Compassionfest 2017. At Imagine Wellness, we are committed to creating a holistic treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your individual needs. We believe that massage therapy is an integral part of any wellness plan and the health of our clients. We strive to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients while providing an environment of understanding, respect, dignity and compassion.


Vegan Teacher

Come on a low- carbon footprint journey with us as we explore and engage in lifestyles of veganism, spirituality, sustainability, and mindfulness.
 


Whispering Tulips

Whispering Tulips https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhisperingTulips?ref=shop_sugg to Compassionfest 2017. I have always liked how beautiful a flower can be. Growing up, I have always been around gorgeous gardens that my dad would make for us. I would always take pictures of them for my photography class, but i never thought that I would be making jewelry based on flowers.
I am also a big fan of jewelry. Growing up, my arms would be covered with bracelets and I would always be on the hunt for interesting necklaces to wear. I would at least wear 5 or 6 bracelets on each wrist (and still do to this day), a long necklace, and my class ring. It never occurred to me that jewelry making should be a hobby.
My interest in crafting came from when my mom, her friend, and I went to a crafting show. Going into it I thought 'Man, this is going to be a long day', but the moment I walked into the room I was in awe. There was so much creativity, and passion that I knew immediately that I had to be apart of that. I thought that if they can make these things, that I can to. As I was browsing through Etsy, I saw that many people where doing the exact thing that I am doing. They saw something that they were interested in, and just went for it. I knew that I at least had to try.
The store for now will just have necklaces, and hopefully in the future, it will have pictures that I have taken and greeting cards that I will make. I hope you like the pieces just as much as I do.

 


Piece of Mind Arts

Pleased to announce Piece of Mind Arts to Compassionfest 2017. Its my online gallery .... "come on in the water's fine."
So a little bit about my art work. I try to recycle as much material as possible. I was taught at a young age there is always more than one use for things. You just have to look at it from another angle and see the beauty and potential within. I make all sorts of things from paintings, to patches. You can also find frames, decor, bags, hats, and more


The Diesel Dog, LLC

Please welcome The Diesel Dog, LLC to Compassionfest 2017. Every dog is a walking piece of art at The Diesel Dog LLC! Professional all breed grooming in a relaxing environment will make your pup feel pampered. Want to make your dog feel even more special? Painted pet portraits are also offered by order.


 



Compassionfest Presents "Vegan Holiday Bazaar"
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Yoga Animalia Project

Cameron O'Steen is a photographer, yoga teacher, and animal caregiver, sometimes all at once. He worked at a farm animal sanctuary for more than five years providing direct care for hundreds of non-human animals, but also conducting tours and regaling human visitors with the residents' stories. Cameron delights in being a storyteller, whether via his portraits of non-human animals in the Yoga Animalia Project, through his yoga guidance and photography as Yogatography with the Photo Sadhana project, or as Queer Eye Photography weddings and Vim & Vigor Photography. Find out more at www.YogaAnimalia.com.
 


Plants-4-Prevention

Plants-4-Prevention is a service that offers complete plant-based health and nutrition education consulting grounded in the principles founded by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. This approach focuses on scientific evidence-based data used to promote the ideal diet for health promotion and disease prevention, as well as disease reversible in many cases. The goal of Plants-4-Prevention is to educate the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet for optimal health. http://www.plants4prevention.com/



Tim Wengertsman

Pleased to announce Tim Wengertsman Art. I am an artist, printmaker from CT involved in the punk community. Dog/ Animal/ Pitbull lover.



No Meat Athlete New Haven

Do you like to run? Or are you interested in learning to love running? Are you living in the New Haven, CT area looking for healthy and welcoming community? Ask Liz Garrett about how you can get involved in No Meat Athlete.
No Meat Athlete is about giving you tools, not preaching. We’re all about training tips, recipes, advice on how to transition, and the occasional dose of inspiration.



Henna & Trinkets

Pleased to announce Henna Tattoo & Trinkets. Providing plant-based henna body art Saturday, Dec 10th.



Sacred Mystery Arts

Artist and an intuitive reader. She uses myths, fairytales and archetypes to inspire new ways of perceiving life.
Angels, Archetypes and Fairytales is the name of the intuitive guidance deck...We are all familiar with archetypes and stories. They are all around us and have become imbedded deeply into our subconscious mind. We can use these stories to guide, instruct and inspire us...



Earth Hand Arts

Earth Hand Arts - tattooer making other things out of natural elements. All stones are uncut in their natural state. Driftwood art and stones carefully crafted and made a original, one of a kind.



Gentle Healing Massages

http://www.gentlemassages.com/ Stephanie received her Connecticut License in Clinical Massage Therapy in 2005 from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Before going to massage school Stephanie was a Personal Fitness Trainer for several years when she was being called to work with people on a deeper level. She has traveled extensively around the world to work and learn with practitioners of different healing modalities.

 



Creatively Yours

Come stop by Creatively Yours...
Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, Young Living essential oils..

 


Two Trick Pony

Two Trick Pony is an eco-friendly paper goods company based in Massachusetts. We specialize in playful, modern card designs that are screen printed by hand in vibrant color on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper.



Uber Kuchi

Specializing in vintage ethnic jewelry and textiles from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Israel, and Africa. We stock unique costume and jewelry making supplies including vintage tribal buttons, stamped metal pieces, beads, pendants, embroideries, tassels, bronze jewelry making tools and wood block textile/pottery stamps. Uber Kuchi has a compassionate mission dedicated to helping the countless Afghan refugees.



Grape Cat

Grape Cat is an online vegan retail store carrying all of your fashion needs from t-shirts to coats, and wallets to duffel bags, and everything in-between.



Abigail Castagnaro

Abigail is a self taught glass artist that has been loving and creating her art for over 7 years. She grew up and explores the woods of Massachusetts where both the flora and fauna inspired her creations in glass. Abigail thoroughly enjoys talking with her clients and creating their vision into glass art.



Porkchopstick Studios

Original linocuts, available in as many formats as you can imagine! We have our 2017 Calendar, awesome notepads, cards, magnets and much more! It all started with a pig, & his love of noodles... The rest is history! Some proceeds donated to The Minnow Fund providing assistance to animals.


Tynne Love Raw Chef and Herbalist

Tynne Love is an Raw food Chef, offering Nutritional Guidance for Natural Healing, Clinical Herbalist Western & Chinese, Qi Gong Instructor & Wellness Advocate.



Jennifer Faye Art

My watercolor paintings are inspired by nature, meditation, passions and my love of colors and the flow of the watercolor medium.



Grateful Pawz

Looking to keep your pet warm this winter or find a great holiday gift for pet-loving family & friends? Grateful Pawz has custom designs to warm the hearts of your dog, cat, pot-belly pigs and more!
Reversible fleece lined coats are great for chilly weather and there are many articles citing the necessity of a sweater or coat for your dog in the colder winter months.
Grateful Pawz also offers custom designed rain jackets for those days when it’s truly “raining cats & dogs”.



Our Secret Treehouse

Inside you'll discover a parade of cartoon critters and beasts, representing billions of years of life's magnificent evolution on Earth. From bunnies to brontosaurs, the gang's all here! And so are their stories, waiting for you to explore... At our secret treehouse, science and whimsy collide. Our buttons, prints, magnets, and more are created from original, hand-drawn artwork using as many eco-friendly components as possible. Our secret treehouse is your authoritative source for scientifically accurate art, wearables, and miscellanea of the cartoon sort!



The Vegan Potter

The Vegan Potter, specializing in functional stoneware pottery and suggesting yummy vegan recipes. Our five senses gather input every time we set our eyes on delicious food. The aroma, the colors and even how it's being served can affect the flavor of our meals. Serving home made food in pottery made by hand can connect us with culture, heritage and our roots. You make food with love.
Why not serve it out of pots made with love?



The Diesel Dog, LLC

This year featuring handmade ornaments of animals. Every dog is a walking piece of art at The Diesel Dog LLC! Professional all breed grooming in a relaxing environment will make your pup feel pampered. Want to make your dog feel even more special? Painted pet portraits are also offered by order.



The Striped Cat Metalworks

Most of my ideas come from my love for animals and the nature that I enjoy being in. I so love what I do, but I am more hoping that my pieces will create conversation and change for the animals, plants, and humans we share this Earth with. All pieces start with a thought in my head, an article read, a picture seen, a situation I have been in, and then it is drawn onto paper. From paper it is then cut out, soldered, and polished in my little chicken coop studio I share with my artist daughter.



Lisa's Soaps "naked and natural"

When you purchase a bar of Lisa’s soap you will immediately want to go back for more. Lisa’s Soaps are cruelty-free & vegan. A hot process soap made with hemp milk. Proudly not using any animal testing and stand by each one of our naturally scented products. You will be amazed at the array of the aroma and variety.



Sleeping Giant Hemp

Let's talk about the values of industrial hemp and the clothing, accessories, pet products, and craft items that can be made from hemp. Stopping by the Sleeping Giant Hemp table is an excellent chance to see what we have, to learn more about the true wonders of hemp as a extremely sustainable plant and perhaps to pick up a gift. Love your human? We have everything from belts and bags to tees and pullovers. Love your dog? We carry Planet Dog fleece-lined hemp webbing collars and leashes.


Crafted Curiosities

My name is Julie, and I am a fabric dye artist with eclectic taste. You'll find traditional designs alongside modern fashion trends, and about half of my items are upcycled. Every item is one of a kind.


 

Groovy Cat

Handcrafted crystals & semiprecious stone jewelry, Aromatherapy products, vintage beads, and unique trinkets for the bohemian spirit! All made with love and healing intentions.



Compassion Co.

Animal rights activist owned and operated, Compassion Co. provides shirts that allow people to announce their cruelty free lifestyle to the world. We believe that the best way to affect social change is to lead by setting a positive example and creating opportunities for conversations with others. We want everyone to feel proud about where their clothing came from at every point during production. To achieve this, all our designs feature original hand drawn art that you won’t find anywhere else. Our shirts are made from ultra soft recycled or domestically grown organic cotton printed with water based discharge inks to create clothing that is not only extremely comfortable but also minimizes environmental impact. The shirts themselves are sweat shop free, assembled by workers in the United States. All our screen printing is done by hand exclusively by our long time friends at Leave Your Mark Screen Printing in Florida. In addition, 5% of every sale will be donated to an organization, changed every three months, that promotes animal rights and a cruelty free lifestyle.



OM Pajamas

Om Sleepwear is manufactured in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The state of the art factory is located in the Madurai district where the workers are treated lovingly, with respect and care. Established in 2002, the MCT Sewing Program teaches women how to tailor. Skills are taught such as pattern making, fitting and measuring so they can be self sufficient. This will allow them to support their families and communities.



J & J Apothecary

Skin care products made with natural and organic ingredients, vegan, ethically sourced, and never tested on animals. Handmade in small batches in CT.



Hipponotic Candle

Hipponotic Candle newest candle line "Animal Refuge" will debut at this years winter event. Artwork done by Bret Logan. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of these beautiful animals. 5% proceeds will be donated to Turgwe Hippo Trust.

 


COMPASSIONFEST 2016


Hipponotic Candle

Hipponotic Candle started in 2011, Hipponotic Candle makes hand-poured candles with only the finest natural ingredients. Made with vegan soybean wax, they burn clean, with almost no residue — unlike paraffin candles, which release toxic and sooty petro-carbons. We also use 100% pure essential oil scents, as opposed to the artificial chemicals used in mass production candles. We now offer a line of mixed fragrance oil that is skin safe.  Altogether, you can enjoy the “Hip-o-notic” experience while not having to worry about harming the environment. With a variety of unique blends to choose from, our candle selection and array of natural scents changes with the seasons. Our wax is slow burning due to its natural material. Fragrance throw may vary. Hand poured, Made in CT, cruelty free never testing on animals. Now donating 5% proceeds to save the hippo.
 


Piece Of Mind Arts

Piece of Mind Arts was born 6 years ago, though I've been crafting since I was very young. I started off painting and then picked up embroidery in 2010. I like to use recycled materials whenever possible. All my patches are done on old jeans, for durability. All my upcycled clothes were found at tag sales and second hand stores. They are given a second chance at life. All my items are one of a kind and made with lots of love. I hope you enjoy!
 


BBA

bba bracelets are meant to spread the sense of faith, love, beauty, strength, hope, and a free heart, that I have come to find through my journey. each stone, bead, and charm is picked carefully and with meaning behind it. bba bracelets are little reminders on your wrists to harness all of these things because you are worth it, you are not alone and this life is too short not to live it to the absolute fullest.


Sacred Mystery Arts

Nicole is an artist and an intuitive reader. She uses myths, fairytales and archetypes to inspire new ways of perceiving life. Angels, Archetypes and Fairytales is the name of the intuitive guidance deck...We are all familiar with archetypes and stories. They are all around us and have become imbedded deeply into our subconscious mind. We can use these stories to guide, instruct and inspire us.
 


MARG

MARG is a path that leads to eclectic and whimsical accessories handcrafted passionately, innovatively, ethically, with an eye on sustainability by talented artisans, nonprofit organizations and designers from around the world. MARG was born out of appreciation for innovative and inspired works of little known, extraordinarily talented people with an aim to share their story with the world. MARG encourages artisan partners to use environmentally friendly, sustainable natural resources including recycled materials to ensure each product has been crafted responsibly. MARG anticipates and hopes that people from around the world will join its journey in exploring and propagating the hidden riches from all corners and share in its effort to help artisans reap benefits of their labor.


Sleeping Giant Hemp

Let's talk about the values of industrial hemp and the clothing, accessories, pet products, and craft items that can be made from hemp. Stopping by the Sleeping Giant Hemp table is an excellent chance to see what we have, to learn more about the true wonders of hemp as a extremely sustainable plant and perhaps to pick up a gift. Love your human? We have everything from belts and bags to tees and pullovers. Love your dog? We carry Planet Dog fleece-lined hemp webbing collars and leashes.
 


Clinical Herbalist Tynne Love

Tynne Love is an Raw food Chef, offering Nutritional Guidance for Natural Healing, Clinical Herbalist Western & Chinese, Qi Gong Instructor & Wellness Advocate. To learn more about on going classes or to book a consultation go to Breatheoutstress@gmail.com


Groovy Cat

Handcrafted crystal & semiprecious stone jewelry, Aromatherapy products, vintage beads, and unique trinkets for the bohemian spirit! All made with love and healing intentions.


Spirit Collage

Lori Barker with Spirit Collage has been creating and exhibiting my art for 40 plus years. Many of my pieces are in a spiritual theme. What excites me most is using found or unusual materials to create mixed media, such as dyeing with rust and leaves. www.spiritcollage.com.


Quark Tees

Quark was created by artist Hadria Beth Hermele in 2014 and features artwork inspired by the sciences, all things geeky, sometimes a little bit punny.. or just plain silly. Check out all the geeky, silly, punny apparel at this years event


Laurie Lynne's Jewelry

Modern handcrafted clay meets vintage in Laurie Lynne's Jewelry & Accessories! (we don't use leather cording, we have chain, cable wire or pleather twist cording available) Stop by to see her jewelry, hair pins, headbands, wine stoppers and even book marks.
 


Crafty Mama J

I was an avid quilter until my daughter was born, but little fingers and pins and needles don’t go together, so that’s when I went back to crocheting, which I had learned as a child .I now have psoriatic arthritis which has slowed me down quite a bit, but when my fingers feel good I love to spend some time with my yarn and hooks and make crochet magic! I also love my embroidery machine. My favorite item I make are my hooded bath towels. I also enjoy upcycling items, like turning unloved records into record bowls, and turning curtain remnants into gypsy bags, I love creating unique items with funky fabric. You can find me almost anytime with a crochet hook and yarn or a fist full of fabric. I love the idea of sharing the items I’ve created allowing you to buy a piece of my creativity. And I am always happy to accept custom orders and try new ideas. I am an artist. A visionary. A designer. A craftsman. I am creating products worth valuing. Please know that each item is made with love .I truly LOVE what I do! I am Crafty Mama J ~ The Queen of Crochet...and so much more!
 


Lisa's Soap

When you purchase a bar of Lisa’s soap you will immediately want to go back for more. Lisa’s Soaps are cruelty-free & vegan. A hot process soap made with hemp milk. Proudly not using any animal testing and stand by each one of our naturally scented products. For all you mushroom fans you will be hooked on Chaga (made with mushroom tea oil). Honored to showcase a brand new soap made only for this event made with hemp oil and dark patchouli essential oil.
 


Petra Szilagyi

Surrealism is a trait inherited from my mother and grandmother; this makes a strong case for frequent use of breasts in my work. Making art is primarily a form of therapy for myself, I trust that the byproducts of this process, the artworks, speak to people beyond myself. I am very interested in morality. Not from a normative standpoint, but rather through a process of trial-and-error. My artwork serves as a laboratory for moral experiments.

 


Our Secret Treehouse

Inside you'll discover a parade of cartoon critters and beasts, representing billions of years of life's magnificent evolution on Earth. From bunnies to brontosaurs, the gang's all here! And so are their stories, waiting for you to explore... At our secret treehouse, science and whimsy collide. Our buttons, prints, magnets, and more are created from original, hand-drawn artwork using as many eco-friendly components as possible. Our secret treehouse is your authoritative source for scientifically accurate art, wearables, and miscellanea of the cartoon sort!
 


Kate Stephen Jewelry

Vegan-owned and designer-handcrafted, Kate Stephen Jewelry is a beautiful line of sculptural jewelry inspired by nature and the creative process. The organic pieces highlight reclaimed vintage beads, natural materials, and semi-precious stones, amidst fluid lines of copper, brass and silver. Kate has been designing jewelry for over 15 years. She loves playing with asymmetry and the juxtaposition of unexpected color and texture in her designs. Each KSJ piece is handcrafted by the designer in Connecticut.


The Nice Paper Co.

The Nice Paper Co is on the ultimate journey to promote kindness, generosity and joy one piece of paper at a time. The mission with The Nice Paper Co. is to help you share your stories, make something we often throw away into something we hold on to. Giving not just a piece of paper but a gift. Sustainable stationery. Cards made with recycled and plantable papers.


The Rock Garden

The Rock Garden is a bead, rock & mineral, gift, a metaphysical, book & jewelry shop and so much more.

 

Lilla Rose

Empty out your hair accessories draw. Once you buy a clip you will find it will be the only one you want to wear. Beautiful hair jewelry made with piano wire and beads. Comfortable, durable, long-lasting. Made with care to fit all hair types and textures even used for decorative scarf clips. Helping cancer survivors with head wraps. Lilla Rose flexi clips designs have been styling for years. Find your clip.


Uber Kuchi

Specializing in vintage ethnic jewelry and textiles from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Israel, and Africa. We stock unique costume and jewelry making supplies including vintage tribal buttons, stamped metal pieces, beads, pendants, embroideries, tassels, bronze jewelry making tools and wood block textile/pottery stamps. Uber Kuchi has a compassionate mission dedicated to helping the countless Afghan refugees.
 


Sperry Natural

100% vegan line using farm grown ingredients, our All Natural Skincare products are all sourced and produced in CT. Paraben free, detergent free, and using only natural fragrances from essential oils & hydrosols. Everything is so safe you could eat it (though its not recommended, just ask the dog). We believe all natural should be affordable for everyone, which is why none of our products are over $15, even for the specialty creams and lotions. We do not use animal fats in our products, they are vegan. We do not grow GMO’s, all of flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs are non-Gmo (some grow wild and we just encourage them). We use sustainable and natural practices for watering, fertilizing, and pest control too.
 


Grape Cat

Grape Cat is an online vegan retail store carrying all of your fashion needs from t-shirts to coats, and wallets to duffel bags, and everything in-between.

 


Crafted Curiousities

Crafted Curiosities CT is an expression of my personal love affair with fabric dye and all its capabilities and quirks. There are lots of traditional designs to please the tie-dye loving hippie in all of us, but I also create many less traditional designs that are universally appealing. Dyeing fabric soothes my soul and makes me happy, and I hope wearing my work will do something positive for you as well!

 

 

Florapothecarie

Florapothecarie is a line of 100% natural + vegan beauty, lovingly handcrafted in small batches in Connecticut. Maker Sami Jo Jensen uses only the highest quality natural, organic, and fair trade certified ingredients in her expertly crafted sugar and salt scrubs, bathing salts, body butters, skincare and more. florapothecarie products contain absolutely no animal fats or by-products, artificial colorants, fragrances, parabens, preservatives, or other toxic chemicals. You’re a natural beauty; keep your beauty natural.


Glenn P Art

Hand made spoons & utensils all made the traditional way. Wooden spoons and the stories they hold. It all started teaching wilderness and earth skills to teens at summer camp. I was working on advanced skills with the kids, spoon making being one of them. The kids all started off small or with metal spoons in mind. So I started exploring what wood could offer. I would make a spoon a day or something really crazy for the week and I did this all summer. The Summer camp had all ages there and in the morning we all hung out together. The younger kids started getting into spoon making too. They loved to watch the process in the morning and see how far it came by the end of the day. That inspire me to try different and harder designs. In turn the kids and teens started experimenting with their spoon shapes too. I want to keep this sharing and exploring going as I continue my spoon journey.


EarthHand Art

Earth Hand Arts - tattooer making other things out of natural elements. All stones are uncut in their natural state.
Zodiac:Taurus
Numerology:7
Palmistry:Earth


Alchemy Arts

Alchemy Arts Hand-made from Earth & Water, Forged of Fire and Air, and Blessed by the Ether, Alchemy is abound in these one-of-a-kind ceramics! From forming to firing, Violet Harlow has poured passion & channeled Energy into each item she makes. Her commitment to her Craft, both the visual & esoteric arts, find their way onto her pots, (and into intuitive tarot/astrological readings...) From Skulls/Skeletons & images of Spirit Animals, to Zen/Enzo circles & planetary glyphs, or actual impressions from Mother Nature- it all shows up in her own personal, curious style. In love with ceramics/pottery in all of it's forms, Violet has been making and teaching clay-arts for over a decade.


Bring The Hoopla LLC

BringtheHoopla's mission is to bring the fun back into fitness. We custom design and hand-make each hoop with love. We create a welcoming and positive environment while utilizing the hoop as a form of play and exercise. Through encouraging instruction, we instill the importance of confidence. Each child's self-esteem and self expression ensures a successful program for everyone


Naturally Custom

Naturally Custom is a family run business with a passion for creating eco-friendly professional and promotional merchandise. We move with innovation and utilize the most professional applications in our production process. Our business practices routine evaluation to improve our products and services to ensure the most positive experience.


Elenari

Elenari features hand-sculpted crystal jewelry and art inspired by nature and magic. Perfect for faeries, elves, mermaids, and other magical creatures.


Compassion Company

Vegan owned and operated, Compassion Company provides shirts that allow people to announce their cruelty-free lifestyle to the world. We believe that the best way to affect social change is to lead by setting a positive example. We want everyone to feel proud about where their clothing came from at every point during production.
To achieve this, all our designs feature original hand drawn art that you won’t find anywhere else. Our shirts are made from ultra soft recycled or organic cotton printed with water based and discharge inks to create clothing that is not only extremely comfortable but also minimizes environmental impact. The shirts themselves are sweat shop free, assembled by workers in South Carolina that are treated with respect and provided with benefits such as health, dental, paid vacations and more. All our screen printing is done by hand exclusively by our long time vegan friends at Leave Your Mark Screen Printing in Florida.
In addition, 5% of every sale will be donated to an organization, changed every three months, that promotes animal rights and a cruelty free lifestyle.


Jennifer Faye Colombo

Jennifer is an artist working with watercolor, pastel and acrylic. Her art is a mixture of realism and abstract work inspired by nature, meditation and love of colors. www.jencolombo.com
 


OM Pajamas

Om Sleepwear is manufactured in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The state of the art factory is located in the Madurai district where the workers are treated lovingly, with respect and care. Established in 2002, the MCT Sewing Program teaches women how to tailor. Skills are taught such as pattern making, fitting and measuring so they can be self sufficient. This will allow them to support their families and communities.


Joy Herbst, Purnima Woman's Health

Joy Herbst MSN is an integrative APRN, certified yoga teacher, and Ayurveda and Yoga of Recovery counselor. She blends the holistic modalities of Ayurveda and Yoga with her experience in Western medicine to help all women find an optimal and unique blueprint for living, particularly those who self medicate with habits out of alignment with true health. She offers group programs, classes and workshops, seasonal cleanses, and private counseling services. www.JoyHerbst.com

 


U Arts Chapel Haven

U Arts (Universal Arts) Chapel Haven, is a retail art studio, providing creative and vocational artisan training for adults with developmental and social disabilities. The Uarts artisans paint scarves, create textile products, jewelry, and other handmade items.




Compassionfest 2015


Hipponotic Candle

Hipponotic Candle started in 2011, Hipponotic Candle makes hand-poured candles with only the finest natural ingredients. Made with vegan soybean wax, they burn clean, with almost no residue — unlike paraffin candles, which release toxic and sooty petro-carbons. We also use 100% pure essential oil scents, as opposed to the artificial chemicals used in mass production candles. We now offer a line of mixed fragrance oil that is skin safe.  Altogether, you can enjoy the “Hip-o-notic” experience while not having to worry about harming the environment. With a variety of unique blends to choose from, our candle selection and array of natural scents changes with the seasons. Our wax is slow burning due to its natural material. Fragrance throw may vary. Hand poured, Made in CT, cruelty free never testing on animals. Now donating 10% proceeds to save the hippo. Pleased to announce that Hipponotic Candle has adopted 3 Hippos from the “Turgwe Hippo Trust”: Kucheck, Darrow, & Mystery.


Compassion Co.

Animal rights activist owned and operated, Compassion Co. provides shirts that allow people to announce their cruelty free lifestyle to the world. We believe that the best way to affect social change is to lead by setting a positive example and creating opportunities for conversations with others. We want everyone to feel proud about where their clothing came from at every point during production. To achieve this, all our designs feature original hand drawn art that you won’t find anywhere else. Our shirts are made from ultra soft recycled or domestically grown organic cotton printed with water based discharge inks to create clothing that is not only extremely comfortable but also minimizes environmental impact. The shirts themselves are sweat shop free, assembled by workers in the United States. All our screen printing is done by hand exclusively by our long time friends at Leave Your Mark Screen Printing in Florida. In addition, 5% of every sale will be donated to an organization, changed every three months, that promotes animal rights and a cruelty free lifestyle.


Sweet Life Threads

Sweet Life Threads began several years ago long before it even had a name. Back then it was just something fun for me to do on the side, selling upcycled headbands and accessories from my campsite at hippie festivals, and making custom clothes for myself and close friends. Who is Sweet Life Threads? My name is Cher and I am the owner, designer, creator, shopper, website writer, photographer, etc., etc. My fiance helps take pictures when I model, but besides that I am a ONE woman operation. I put all my effort into this business because what could be more fulfilling than creating beautiful things for people who love your work? Being eco-friendly is something that has always been a priority for me. Many people don’t realize that wearing the right clothing is another way to support a healthy environment! The name “Sweet Life Threads” resonates with me in a big way because I am driven to be happy and live my life the way I want- and you should be too!


Our Secret Treehouse

All of the items from Our Secret Treehouse are created from original, hand-drawn artwork using as many eco-friendly components as possible. Scientifically whimsical! Our prints, cards, buttons, and tees feature cartoons based on original sketches inked by hand. Prints are featured on high quality paper mounted on acid-free mats; tees and cards are hand silk-screened on organic cotton shirts and 100% recycled paper. Perfect for kids of all ages! Who is Our Secret Treehouse? Richard: I’m a paleontologist, author, and artist. A life-long love of dinosaurs and all things prehistoric led me toward scientific research and illustration, while a life-long love of whimsy and play led me to cartooning. More often than not, the two are inseparable. As my art evolves, it seems to simplify, and I’m continually overjoyed when one of my simple creations brings a smile to the faces of those that see them. Kelly: I am a silly girl who loves to play. I have always had a fascination with greeting cards and how a simple piece of paper can completely alter someone’s day. I have dreamed of screen printing cards for years, but it wasn’t until I saw Richard’s cartoons that I found the images that finally pushed me into it. I love these drawings, and am happy that they will be finding new homes.


Sperry Naturals

Pleased to introduce Sperry Naturals. 100% vegan line using farm grown ingredients, our All Natural Skincare products are all sourced and produced in CT. Paraben free, detergent free, and using only natural fragrances from essential oils & hydrosols. Everything is so safe you could eat it (though its not recommended, just ask the dog). We believe all natural should be affordable for everyone, which is why none of our products are over $15, even for the specialty creams and lotions. We do not use animal fats in our products, they are vegan. We do not grow GMO’s, all of flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs are non-Gmo (some grow wild and we just encourage them). We use sustainable and natural practices for watering, fertilizing, and pest control too.


Lisa’s Soap Naked & Natural LLC

So excited to announce our next vendor, Lisa’s Soap Naked & Natural LLC. We are so lucky to have her at this event. When you purchase a bar of Lisa’s soap you will immediately want to go back for more. Lisa’s Soaps are cruelty-free & vegan. A hot process soap made with hemp milk. Proudly not using any animal testing and stand by each one of our naturally scented products. For all you mushroom fans you will be hooked on Chaga (made with mushroom tea oil). Honored to showcase a brand new soap made only for this event made with hemp oil and dark patchouli essential oil.


BBA Bracelets

Pleased to introduce our next cruelty-free provider, BBA Bracelets (formerly beads by Alyssa) are handmade bead bracelets and necklaces perfect for everyday. Fun, unique, carefree and bold one-of a-kind, handmade for the free hearted. What makes BBA so special is unlike other tassel jewelry makers Alyssa’s tassels are Bombyx Mori (silk worm) free. So grateful to have another vendor adding Compassion into fashion.

 


 

BringtheHoopla

Someone needed to bring some hoopla to make this a super fun event. BringtheHoopla‘s mission is to bring the fun back into fitness. Custom designed and hand-made each hoop with love. They create a welcoming and positive environment while utilizing the hoop as a form of play and exercise. Through encouraging instruction, they instill the importance of confidence. Each child’s self esteem and self expression ensures a successful program for everyone.


 

Uber Kuchi

Excited to introduce Uber Kuchi. Specializing in vintage ethnic jewelry and textiles from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Israel, and Africa. We stock unique costume and jewelry making supplies including vintage tribal buttons, stamped metal pieces, beads, pendants, embroideries, tassels, bronze jewelry making tools and wood block textile/pottery stamps. Uber Kuchi has a compassionate mission dedicated to helping the countless Afghan refugees.

 

 


Embracing the Earth Pottery and Glass

So happy to have Embracing The Earth Pottery & Glass and their beautiful, one of a kind hand-made art. Working in the pottery industry for close to 15 years, and the glass industry for about 6 years. Each piece of clay created becomes a unique and functional piece of art. From mugs to bowls, serving dishes to baking dishes, every piece is created with love and good energy. Striving to make unique, functional pieces. All glazes and underglazes are lead free and are deemed food safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bowtique By Alexa

Pleased to welcome, Bowtique By Alexa. Each one unique and hand-made in CT with love. Something found for all ages. Eye catching colorful variety of different patterns and sizes. “I graduated from college with a degree in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship a few years ago. When I get home from work, I sew hair bows! It’s a great stress reliever, and something I truly enjoy doing. I love sharing my designs with others!”

 

 

 

 


Lilla Rose

Beautiful hair jewelry made with piano wire and beads. Made with care to fit all hair types and textures even used for decorative scarf clips. Helping cancer survivors with head wraps. Lilla Rose flexi clips designs have been styling for years. Find your clip.

 

 

 

 


Age Of Aquarius Creations

So happy to announce, Age Of Aquarius Creations (formerly known as Kim’s Closet), newly re-branding, updating and refreshing. We are thrilled to have the latest creations displayed at this event. Having interests in arts & crafts, nature and adventure. The idea started twelve years ago and has been evolving ever since. “Success is getting to create whatever your heart desires and being able to share it with the world!” -Age Of Aquarius Creations

 

 


Gloworx

Pleased to introduce, Gloworx. Handmade with cotton & love. You will fall in love with these adorable Compassionate Bears. Irresistible to kids. Once you pick one up you won’t want to put it back down.

 

 


Miss Wally

Pleased to welcome, Miss Wally Handcrafted Jewelry. Beautiful, modern, one-of-a-kind fused glass creations. Jewelry, plates, platters, lighting fixtures, wall hangings and accessories. Miss Wally uses only the finest art glass to create her one-of-a-kind accessories.

 

 

 

 


Black Tabby Studio

Black Tabby Studio is a small (but growing!) family-owned company, founded by a husband and wife team, that offers an ever-growing selection of designer greeting cards, thank you cards, invitations, and more!Made from 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) recycled paper. Every product is lovingly designed and illustrated by Lindsey, the artist and owner of Black Tabby Studio, whose personal goal is to produce beautiful, quality products for customers to enjoy, and yet also serve a much greater purpose. By combining their talents, this husband and wife team, Mike and Lindsey, have created a company founded on the belief that “giving is better than receiving”. For every purchase made, 10% of the proceeds are donated to some amazing charities and organizations around the world.

 

 


MARG

MARG in Hindi means “path”. Therefore MARG is a path that leads to eclectic and whimsical accessories handcrafted passionately, innovatively, ethically, with an eye on sustainability by talented artisans, nonprofit organizations and designers from around the world. MARG was born out of appreciation for innovative and inspired works of little known, extraordinarily talented people with an aim to share their story with the world. MARG encourages artisan partners to use environmentally friendly, sustainable natural resources including recycled materials to ensure each product has been crafted responsibly. MARG anticipates and hopes that people from around the world will join its journey in exploring and propagating the hidden riches from all corners and share in its effort to help artisans reap benefits of their labor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


The Phantom Queens Labyrinth

Pleased to introduce Carole Anzolletti. The artist and author known for her distinctive pen and ink work as well as her self published and illustrated book of poetry "Whispers of the Goddess". She has recently created a line of jars that are each individually adorned with intuitive themed art and craft under the name Frozen Apple Industries. She is the owner of The Phantom Queens Labyrinth and her website www.caroleanzolletti.com

 


LIV as 1

Pleased to announce, LIV as 1. LIV as 1 features comfortable and stylish clothing with the power to bring peace and protection to the wearer. The uniquely designed Hamsa symbol on the apparel began as an art project and carries a symbolic significance of peace, protection and oneness. LIV as 1 is a line that stands for unity of humankind. Be a part of the LIV as 1 dream at www.LIVas1.com. 10% Proceeds are donated to Pencils Of Promise.