Minimal Market at Create Good Things Workshop Series

Last Friday (and every first Friday of each month), there is a free workshop put on by the Downtown Wellness Council. This idea started between myself and Kelly Bennett of With Brave Company and Monica Garcia, UNLV's Assistant Sustainability Coordinator. It was a little magical how we all came together about a year ago; we all are passionate about sustainable change in our city and this creative workshop series was our first project together. 

Each month we coordinate a local artist/ small business to provide a free-to-the-public workshop that is both educational, creative and touches on elements of sustainability. Typically these workshops are held at VegeNation on the (BEAUTIFUL!) back patio, but with the heat upwards of 112 degrees this past week, we decided to hold the CGTW Series at Sister House for the remainder of the summer. 

This month, Minimal Market was the small business conducting the workshop and IT WAS A HIT! Minimal Market is a brand new business making it's way into the Las Vegas pop up sector; they are two ladies on a mission to spread awareness about excess waste created by packaging, to-go-containers and all things disposable and harmful to the environment. They are providing solutions so we can all live a life creating less waste and they are giving our community the tools to be able to make wise choices in regards to reducing and reusing what we can, and recycling responsibly. 

This workshop was educational and fun as we learned to make our own dry shampoo, using a few simple, natural ingredients and recycled salt & pepper shakers. We were so excited to see that this event was so kid-friendly too! We had seven little friends join with their parents this workshop. It was great! 

Make sure to follow Minimal Market on social media to find out about their upcoming pop up shops- they make their own soaps/ up-cycled bulk & product bags for the grocery store and have a large selection of stainless steal, American made flatware, to-go containers and other goodies that are better for your health & the earth.

Also, be sure to check out their Sustainable Summer Series starting next month! These ladies are starting a meaningful conversation about consumption & we are honored to host them at Sister House Collective. 

Big thank you to Minimal Market for all the hard work going into building this small business that is so desperately needed in our city and for your donation of time and materials for your first workshop! I think it's safe to say everyone learned some new things, as well as had a great morning getting dirty making dry shampoo!

Ashley Ayala