We are a group of individuals that came together through our love for nature, the environment, and the well being of the planet. We want to see the rise of a mindful Community of thoughtful citizens that care about the planet – our Home. We all have a huge power to make our home a better place – and right now we have the responsibility to heal it, because without a healthy planet, nothing else matters! Through our work we want to support ethical businesses offering Eco-friendly products and services in Malta.
Zen D’Amato Gautam (Founder and Main Organiser) has a degree in Events Management and has been organising events for the past twenty years. Her experience in Events spams across 5 Star hotels, Cruise Liners, Luxury Weddings and G7 Conferences. She is passionate about sustainable handmade products and is a designer and a maker herself. The desire to be a good role model for her children and the need to leave a cleaner planet for them, has led her towards learning and following a more sustainable lifestyle. Zen is the founder of Thrivers Malta, a social enterprise which aims to empower and promote local creative entrepreneurs.
Kirsty Bartolo (Market Manager) is an eco-artist with a combined passion for art and safeguarding the natural environment. Her greatest passion is to work with children and she has over 5 years experience with several companies providing children’s animation and entertainment. She loves to experiment with all kinds of DIY and has a flair for TV Set and Backstage Production, having had the opportunity to work at events such as Eurovision, Malta Fashion Week and Valletta Film Festival. She is the Founder/Animator at Aloha Animations.
Marta Kurzyńska (Designer) is the founder of STH from NTH, a self-taught wood worker and graphic designer. She is Polish and has been living in Malta for the past six years. A big creative streak and an inherent love for nature have led her to explore and gain skills which she is now using in her up-cycling projects which aim to reduce reliance on the throw-away culture by showing that ‘rubbish’ can be turned into functional and valuable objects. She spreads her green message through up-cycling workshops for adults and children and is a Graphic Designer.
Majbritt Kristensen (Consultant) inspires positive change through projects, collaborative action and daily life models. Here to assist in defining the next normal, that of sustainability and circularity. Majbritt has co-founded ACT – an NGO based in Malta focusing on the four pillars of health, environment, art and socio-economics. She has also worked on circular economic projects including the World Economic Forum in Davos and the one million tree rehabilitation project in Malta.
The Eco Market operates as a not-for-profit, self-financing Social Enterprise where surpluses are re-invested in the project for the benefit of all community members.