THE August edition of the monthly Locally Yours Market will continue to showcase their passion for local products and services and their core values, as they join the campaign to reduce and re-use plastic, collect donations for the Animal Anti-Cruelty League with the Heart Line project and introduce a range of Mini Shoppers’ products for children.The market will ban the distribution of plastic bags to ensure their commitment to presenting an eco-friendly environment, while plastic products such as plastic gloves that are a necessity, will be collected by Marie Zehmke from Mooks who will recycle items into ecobricks.In continued support to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League, a public participation project, called Heart Line, will take place, requesting market visitors to donate old or new blankets, towels and T-shirts. The aim is to drape a minimum of a 100m of the Tramways building with the donated items to create a heart line of love and care which will then be handed over to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League.The launch of products called “Mini Shoppers” is an idea to entertain and cater for the entire family, with the focus on enthusiastic children who enjoy participating in the shopping experience. Each vendor will have a minimum of one product for sale to children that will cost no more than R10.“We have noticed a growing number of children attending the market and we wanted to create something special just for them. “With the growing emphasis of entrepreneurship in the economy, the market felt that it would be an ideal opportunity to showcase items that can be made by hand and yet remain within the financial reach of the little one’s pocket money,” explained Locally Yours Market director, Annelize Botha.With continued commitment to discovering new, talented and local entrepreneurs, several exhibitors will be introduced at the August event. New additions include Our Happy Company, Hand in Hand Visual Art, Jewels in Bloom, Pixie Gardens and wooden proteas from Jarius Senekal.Dorothy du Plessis from Our Happy Company will be showcasing hand-painted curtains and fabrics ideal for clients who are looking for bespoke furnishings and decor. Botha expressed, “We are so grateful for the support from locals thus far and will continue in our endeavour towards the development of local entrepreneurs while creating innovative activities for locals and visitors of Nelson Mandela Bay.”The Locally Yours Market have waived their entrance fee and have instead opted to ask for donations towards the Animal Anti-Cruelty League. The market date is Saturday, August 3 from 09:00 to 15:00 at the Tramways building.Win! Win! Win!Four lucky PE Express readers can each win a R100 voucher for the Locally Yours Market. To enter, view this post on the PE Express Facebook page.