Following a successful debut, The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, has announced the launch of the second season of its innovative market concept ‘Origin,’ with an array of newly added features.

‘Origin’ is an outdoor experience that brings together a community of extraordinary designers, entrepreneurs, and artisans to showcase their ethical, eco-friendly, and sustainable handicrafts that will be carefully vetted to ensure the best quality goods, from local, ethical producers.

This year’s season will launch on 26 October and will take place every Saturday under a different theme until April 2020.. Held at The Sustainable Plaza with weekly family competitions hosted by regional musical ambassador, Big Hass, this edition of Origin will feature picnic areas as well as a variety of fun family activities like, sports games, dog shows, , and raffles with valuable gifts.

The season will open with a Halloween-themed party and feature a pumpkin-carving workshop, competitions for cookie decoration and the best Halloween costume, and engaging games for the whole family. Making the launch even more spectacular and family-friendly, The Sustainable City’s equestrian centre will also be having an open day with free assessments and horse-riding classes, and the animal sanctuary will open its doors to the public with scores of new animals.

Throughout the season, carefully designed and curated activities and themes will offer added value to visitors, of which the highlights will include activities conceived in collaboration with TSC’s recycled studio, a special edition of the Origin breakfast, and food corners serving the best of Arabic, Thai, and Mexican cuisines among others.

Dog lovers interested in attending will be happy to know that they are welcome to bring their furry friends with them as The Sustainable City prides itself for being a pet-friendly community. Those looking to discover the pleasures of having a canine companion are also in luck as there will be dog adoption events and dog shows throughout the season.

Origin is an event created to support a sustainable future for communities. It celebrates ethical and sustainable products from local artisans and is in line with the efforts of The Sustainable City to engage with its residents to promote their happiness and well-being.