Hundreds of people attend ROC Market despite rainy weather
December 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Cloudy weather and rain did not dampen the spirits of the people who are coming out in numbers again to take advantage of the ROC Market.
Now well into the festive season and with Christmas looming, there is no shortage of creativity, art and music displayed for families at the monthly event.
Home made products are the highlight at the ROC market and for Warwick Marlow using plastic water bottles to make jewelry is a great way to save the environment.
“Our people is so very multi-talented it’s really just a matter of old skill-set and new technology and you can achieve anything. So they sell very well, they can go up to $20 for a pair of earrings but out of one large good quality Vai Wai bottle we can make up to $50.”
Bridget Blumel took advantage of the ROC market to help sell a friend’s locally homemade jewelry.
“The earrings, the costars, the fridge magnets Kim and Roseman Poindexter they are made from ply board and with sterling silver hooks and they are made right here in Fiji. It’s just fantastic and they are very light.”
People also took advantage of the food there was on offer with vendors also now using biodegradable packs as from 1 January 2020, there will be a ban on single-use plastic bags moving towards a cleaner and pollution-free Fiji.