Marketplace of the Future with Made Safe

Marketplace of the Future with Made Safe

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly high priority with American consumers. On Friday Sept 23th, Marketplace of the Future debuted its 6th annual pop-up event in NYC’s Starrett-Lehigh Building.

Marketplace of the Future

The pop-up took place during climate week and was an official partner of Climate Week NYC. The event showcased sustainable innovations from many different vendors and nonprofits. The space was airy and large, overlooking the water.

There were so many different stations in the large space. In fact, Amy Ziff was in attendance representing nonprofit Made Safe, which provides certification for non-toxic products. Vendors each had their own booths and then in another large room there was a lounge and panel discussion area. They did a great job decorating the lounge with greenery!

Marketplace of the Future

The panels provided great information on how to be more mindful of human and planetary health. The amount of information at the event was almost overwhelming. So many clever ideas and new products were presented during the day. There were even great new approaches to staples like chocolate. Wind-power was used for transporting the ingredients instead of jet fuel!

Vendors displayed information on everything from composting, battery storage, carbon capture, green hydrogen, Ocean restoration, reforestation, solar energy, and more. The commercial products were no less interesting or informative! Everyone was very friendly and more than happy to explain about their booth.

Recycling station marketplace of the Future

The evening featured live music, product samples, an open bar, informative panels and NYC skyline views.

Imagine a bustling marketplace where sustainability takes center stage, and every vendor is committed to eco-friendly practices.


1. Local Farmers: The marketplace features a vibrant array of local farmers offering fresh produce grown using organic and regenerative farming practices. From colorful fruits and vegetables to heirloom grains and herbs, shoppers can find a bounty of seasonal delights while supporting small-scale agriculture and reducing food miles.

2. Artisans and Craftsmen: Talented artisans and craftsmen showcase their handmade goods crafted from sustainable materials. Whether it’s handwoven textiles, upcycled furniture, or eco-friendly home decor, each item tells a story of creativity and craftsmanship while minimizing environmental impact.

3. Zero Waste Shops: Zero waste shops offer package-free alternatives to everyday essentials, including bulk foods, household cleaners, and personal care products. Customers can bring their reusable containers to fill up on goods, reducing single-use plastic waste and promoting a circular economy mindset.

4. Ethical Fashion Brands: Fashion-forward shoppers can browse a curated selection of clothing and accessories from ethical fashion brands committed to fair labor practices and sustainable production methods. From organic cotton basics to vintage treasures, every purchase supports a more sustainable and equitable fashion industry.

5. Plant-Based Eateries: Plant-based eateries and vegan food stalls tantalize taste buds with delicious and nutritious plant-powered fare. From hearty grain bowls and vegan burgers to indulgent desserts and cold-pressed juices, there’s something for every palate, promoting sustainable food choices that are good for both people and the planet.

6. Green Innovators: Innovative startups and green entrepreneurs showcase cutting-edge solutions for a sustainable future. From eco-friendly gadgets and renewable energy technologies to compostable packaging and urban farming systems, these visionary vendors inspire visitors with their ingenuity and commitment to sustainability.

7. Community Initiatives: Community organizations and nonprofits engage visitors with educational workshops, interactive exhibits, and advocacy campaigns focused on environmental conservation, social justice, and community resilience. By fostering awareness and empowerment, these initiatives inspire positive change and collective action.

In this sustainable marketplace, every purchase becomes an opportunity to support ethical and environmentally responsible practices, fostering a stronger connection between consumers, producers, and the planet. Together, vendors and shoppers alike contribute to building a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.

Marketplace of the Future lemons

Guests included anyone and everyone interested in sustainability or better business practices. In its essence, the Marketplace of the Future was a lively snapshot of the current situation of commercial innovation and sustainability.

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