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Excited To Announce Uber Kuchi.

on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 19:35

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. For more information go to

Pleased To Welcome, BringtheHoopla.

on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 19:28

So proud to announce, BringtheHoopla is our new vendor. 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 childs self esteem and self expression ensures a successful program for everyone. Check them out online at

Thank You Earthly Roots Hair Studio For Being A Sponsor!

on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:59

Feeling so much gratitude, Thank You Earthly Roots Hair Studio for your generous donation and for being a sponsor for Compassionfest.
Earthly Roots Hair Studio was created due to chemical sensitivities. 95% of beauty products available to us are full of toxic things like petroleum.
Earthly Roots is a small hair salon with high standards. Honestly caring about the health of your hair & skin and you as an individual. The goal is to restore your hair to its optimum level of health. Empowering green stylist since 1998. For more information please go to

Pleased to announce CT's Best Vegan Cupcakes, Hardcore Sweet. <3

on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:35

So excited to announce Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes​ is now added to this event. This festival just wouldn't be the same without having some sweet treats. We are so lucky to have  Connecticut's Best Vegan Cupcakes. If you are not yet familiar with the long list of completely vegan options, you will be impressed by the clever names and delicious combinations. Redefining the cupcake all together.
In 2013, Hardcore Sweet added winning an episode of Cupcake Wars to their list of awesome accomplishments.

Welcome, BBA Bracelets.

on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:14

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. You can now follow BBA on Intagram

Pleased To Introduce, Rudeyna!

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 18:52

Pleased to announce our next musical guest, Rudeyna this band offers multi-dimensional musical adventures, an honest story, unabashed creative play, and the possibility of spontaneous drop-splits.
Dynamic performances, kaleidoscope harmonies, rhythmic non-conventions, lots of heart. "Mastermind the Bigger-ness in living." Its been said by a fan "You can hear the music not only with your ears but our hearts and souls."

So Lucky To Have Our Next Vendor, Lisa's Soap Naked & Natural LLC!

on Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:59

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 lisas 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.

Pleased To Introduce Our Next Vendor, Sperry Naturals!

on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:02

Pleased to introduce our next vendor Sperry Naturals. 100% vegan line, Sperry Naturals uses 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 Fragrance or 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.

Please to announce, Vegfund!

on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:08

So pleased to announce, VegFund will now be taking part in Compassion Fest. Vegfund empowers vegan activists worldwide by funding and supporting outreach activities that inspire people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle.

Hundreds of thousands of VegFund sponsored vegan food samples, along with educational literature, have been distributed to the public. In the online video outreach programs, tens of millions of online viewers have seen vegan educational videos, with hundreds of viewers every day expressing their intent to go vegan.

Welcome Connecticut Votes For Animals!

on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:43

Welcome Connecticut Votes For Animals, we are so grateful to have them join this event.
The fate of Connecticut’s animals is being decided every day at the state legislature; CVA is working hard to ensure that animals – and those who care about them – get a say in the decisions that are made.
To bring about long-term, positive change for animals, we must persuade legislators of the importance of being pro-animal and also elect animal-friendly lawmakers. We can do so by exerting constituent pressure – that is, calling our representatives about important animal protection issues – and also voting