Applications for sponsorship of our summer 2017 festival are currently open! If your business, charity or organisation would like to be considered, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to our 2016 sponsors, which included:
Animal Aid is the UK’s largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. Animal Aid campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promotes cruelty-free living. They investigate and expose animal cruelty, and their undercover investigations and other evidence are often used by the media, bringing these issues to public attention.
Come and meet some of the Animal Aid staff and hear more about the work they do. They will be at the festival giving out information and answering your questions. They will also be giving talks in the Talks Room so come and learn more about the great work these dedicated people are doing. A big thank you to Animal Aid for their support! You can check out their website and FB page here:-
Bute Island Foods have been making the vegan cheeses for almost 30 years and are now the UK’s leading manufacturers of vegan and dairy free cheese products, making the name ‘Sheese’ famous! The varieties of Sheese are not only leading the way in the UK now are now also stocked by shops all over Europe, but also from Canada to New Zealand and Australia, through Asia and South Africa.
For anyone living a vegan, cruelty-free life but missing some old deli favourites try the deli-range which includes Vegan Cheddar, Vegan Smoked Chorizo, Vegan Mock Ham, Vegan Morcilla and Vegan Mortadella! Massive thanks to Bute Island Foods for their support. You can read more about them on their website and Facebook page here:-
And why not check out some of their awesome recipes:-
ethical WARES is a Vegan owned and run mail order company –
http://www.ethicalwares.com. They stock over 600 Vegan products and this is set to grow even further in the future. Check out their website and have a look at their footwear, belts, bags and lots of other vegan goodies! They have all the footwear you need, whatever the occasion (or weather!) dance shoes, sandals, creepers, boots, walking shoes… you name it and all cruelty-free!
As well as promoting Veganism ethical WARES try to play a part in working towards a fairer and more compassionate world for all its inhabitants, animal and non animal.
They source as many of their products as possible from European countries; where at least some semblance of democracy and independent Trades Unions encourage a minimum of fairness in working conditions. For products that come from outside of Europe they look for Fair Trade Certified where possible. Their support for a Free Tibet means that no Chinese goods will be stocked on their site and they have a Tibet Shop section to showcase Tibetan incense and handicrafts.
The income from ethical WARES pays for the upkeep of the 50 or so rescued animals living with them in West Wales. The sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cats, dogs, rabbits and Aunt Dotty the cow, are all dependent on ethical WARES continuing as it has done for the last 23 years or so to ensure their future needs are catered for.
You can learn more about ethical WARES here:-
Rebecca Jane Design is run by Rebecca Lehmann a freelance designer who has worked with an impressive array of household names and says “The best aspect of my work now is to see a business transformed by the right artwork: the client excited and confident in their new branding, or over the moon about a brochure they feel really proud to give to their clients.”
We admire Rebecca’s work and also her ethical stance. Rebecca says “One aspect of my life that is extremely important to me is my decision to be vegan. This means that I do not eat, use or wear animal products, because I believe wholeheartedly this is better for the animals, our health and the environment. My life is better for it and so is my conscience.”
Rebecca is also a talented illustrator and will be at the Maidstone Vegan Festival selling her beautiful greetings cards showing sensitively drawn wild animals. You can see Rebecca’s love of these creatures in all their different shapes and forms – the inquisitive badger, cautious deer, cheeky fox or wide-eyed hare!
Come and meet Rebecca on the day or contact her via her website or Facebook page:-
VegfestUK organises some of Europe’s biggest vegan festivals, with 4 events each year, in Brighton, Bristol, London and Glasgow, with each attracting at least 10,000 visitors. Each event is family-friendly and combines food, shopping, education, entertainment and socialising seamlessly. People from all backgrounds are welcome.
VegfestUK also runs the Vegfest Express free online vegan magazine bringing you the latest news from vegan communities worldwide, updated 24-7!
You can read more about VegfestUK here:-
And about their online vegan magazine here:-
Are you looking to raise your profile among Maidstone’s vegans? We’re keen to hear from organisations of all sizes who can support us with sponsorship. Get in contact with us now!