We have one rule for our exhibitors at #ericfest - they have to be interactive. We don't want leaflets and free pens becasue we aren't a normal careers fair. We want interactivity, immersive experiences and fun!
KARMA COLA | GET YOUR FREE DRINK FIX
Karma Cola - award winning Fairtrade and organic soft drinks - will be giving out free samples at the Eric Festival. Their concept is simple - if you’re going to treat yourself, why not have one that looks good, tastes good and most of all does good?
A firm favourite with restaurants such as MEATliquor, Tortilla and The Breakfast Club, make sure you stop by their stand and #drinknoevil @karmacolauk
JESS CHEETHAM | GET YOUR MAKEUP DONE
Want to leave #ericfest looking like you've stepped off a catwalk? Take a seat in Jess's chair and have your makeup done, picking up some tips and tricks along the way!
Jess is a London based, freelance Make up artist working in TV, Film, Fashion Editorial, Theatrical and Occasion make-up. Also practising as a Face & Body painter and a Special FX artist.
HIIVE | CV ADVICE & FREE HEADSHOTS
Festival regulars Hiive are returning to share their creative career wisdom! Bring your CV/portfolio/sketches/ideas with you and our experts will make sure you're job-ready by the time you step our the festival doors. You can also get your photo taken for free by our professional photographers - your linkedin profile with look UNREAL with a new headshot.
TAMARA KAY | GET GLITTERED
Tamara Kay is bringing her makeup box that's full of glitter to #ericfest. Get sparkly at her stall and spend the rest of the day feeling festival ready!
Tamara is a hair stylist and makeup artist who has worked for various big brands on commercials, TV and other media, as well as providing services for events.
THE PRINCE'S TRUST | YOUNG DESIGNERS SHOWCASE
This leading youth employment charity is bringing along some of it's most up-and-coming young designers to demonstrate their work at ERIC Festival. You can chat to the designers, ask them for advice, find out more about what The Prince's Trust do and how they can help you and even try on some of the clothes!
ByVarga is a London based womenswear label established by Fanni Varga in 2016. Her designs are characterized by sassy femininity with and edgy twist. Mix matching different types of materials and layering plays an important role in her designs.
Eleanor J Shore is a small fashion brand that focuses on print design as a form of wearable art. Eleanor’s love of colour; print and beautiful fabrics kicked started her drive to create a unique brand with distinctive style and focus.
J D'Cruz was founded in 2012 by textile designer Jasmine Gilhooly. Jasmine's background is in print and she operates a full working print studio and leather workshop with a showroom to showcase the full collection.
'Quillattire' represents the youth, individual style, a voice, expression by some that do not have the confidence to express themselves. The motto of the label 'I am who i am. Your approval is not needed". A loud and retro streetwear brand for men and women, that allows you to be cool, relaxed and not let society define you - Be you.
RAW & WILD | GRAB SOME NUTS!
Raw & Wild offer one of the most nutritionally packed and appetising nuts on the planet. They pre-sprout and dehydrate their pili nuts to preserve all the vital enzymes, minerals and nutrients. The activation process breaks down complex starch, neutralises the phytic acid found in all nuts and seeds and ignites the 'life force' of the nut. You can try them for free at ERIC Festival!
THE FASHION DEBATES | #ONSUNDAYSWEWEARETHICAL
The Fashion Debates are bringing in some of their best ethical designer clothes to help spread the ethical word! Attendees will be able to try on the clothes, style them and take selfies with the hashtag #onsundayswewearethical to enter an exciting competition. Make sure you get involved!
KAZENDI | AR, MR & HOLOLENS EXPERIENCES
Never tried a Hololens? Interested in AR (augmented reality) or MR (mixed reality)? Well this is your chance! Europe's Hololens experts, Kazendi, will be bringing along some of their VR experiences for you to try out!
Kazendi is Europe’s leading HoloLens development studio. As specialists in the field of Mixed Reality, Kazendi provides innovative solutions for businesses looking to better engage with their customers, support their staff and disrupt the marketplace.
Working with brands such as Allianz, Deloitte and Rémy Martin, Kazendi has demonstrated through its efficient and intelligent prototyping that HoloLens has application to sectors from retail and insurance to consultancy and construction.
I LOVE SNACKS | LET'S HAVE A SNACKADOODLEDOO
Who doesn’t love snacks??? We love our snacks. I Love Snacks want you to love them too! I Love Snacks are not only deliciously tasty; these cracking little nibbles are brought to you in portion control sizes to help maintain a healthy balanced diet. Whether you’re sat at your desk or on-the-go, you’re guaranteed a snack that you will thoroughly enjoy whilst not worrying about the amount you’re eating. You can try them for free at #ericfest!
CARAMEL ROCK | TBC
Caramel Rock are delivering a live tote bag workshop at #ericfest! They will be bringing two sewing machines so you can give some sewing a go. They will also be running a fashion jewellery making session, bringing bracelets and beading to make the jewellery. You can leave the festival with you very own bag and jewellery!
BRIFFA | LEGAL, BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL ADVICE
Briffa are a law firm, business strategists and creative thinkers – they love working with all types of business and work very closely with various startups in the creative industries, including fashion.
Stay tuned for details on what they'll be bringing to #ericfest!
CHICP | DELICIOUS ALTERNATIVE DIPS
ChicP is a raw vegetable hummus company producing delicious alternative dips, founded on a passionate commitment to reducing food waste. ChicP was created to counter act against this waste taking the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community, our natural resources shaping our health habits for the better.You can try them for free at #ericfest!