Looking to stock up on goods that are good for our planet and shop with more sustainability-conscious brands? From sustainable fashion to clean beauty and low waste menus, we’ve put together some of our favourite places to shop to ease your transition and support sustainability on our curve.
Where to shop for responsible beauty?
From its origins just around the corner on South Molton Street, Molton Brown products have always been made in England. Its iconic product bottles are now made from 50% recycled PET plastic with net zero carbon emission in its manufacturing facility. Pop into its flagship Regent Street store and choose from its array of fragrant and refillable hand washes. With its Recycling Rewards scheme, you can also return caps, pumps, and plastic bottles in exchange for discounts on products – good for you; great for us all.
L'Occitane en Provence
We all have our favourite products from L’Occitane. Whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift, choose your ‘forever bottle’ made from 100% recyclable aluminium. For a little added theatre, visit its flagship Regent Street store to use one of its refill fountains and save up to 94% of plastic compared to purchasing an original product – keeping you coming back for more.
Where to find sustainable fashion?
Fashioning sustainable choices on our curve, Mulberry has released its first ever carbon neutral bag, The Lily Zero. Or if you’d rather buy into the circular economy, opt for a pre-loved bag which comes authenticated, refurbished, and repaired to like new condition. Already the proud owner of a classic Mulberry bag? Be inspired to refresh your collection with its “buy-back” scheme – hand in old bags in exchange for vouchers to spend in-store.
In recognising sustainability is the future, Fabletics is taking steps to offer sustainability in style. Give your old Fabletics items a new life through its exciting partnership with the Upcycle app which transforms used clothing into home décor products in exchange for a £10 gift voucher – all with zero waste. Keep your eyes peeled for its upcoming collection of recycled fleeces.
Did you know ACBC was the first B Corp certified Italian shoemaker? Among other things, this means it’s dedicated to positive development, in particular, to sustainable practises within its supply chain. Having launched the first 100% biodegradable heel for women’s shoes, ACBC has collaborated with several luxury brands to create feel-good, do-good collections. We love its sustainable sneakers and focus on using or creating the best eco-friendly materials.
If you want an eclectic wardrobe without the carbon footprint, or simply love vintage fashion, Beyond Retro is a one stop shop. Find pre-loved and upcycled styles from the 60s to the noughties in this Argyll Street haven for sustainably-conscious fashionistas.
Where to minimise food waste?
Just when we thought The George couldn’t get any better, we heard the phrase “wine on tap”. Its wine kegs are made from 100% recycled plastic which have halved its shipping carbon footprint and save 3.5 tonnes of glass per year. And the wine? It shows the same care and attention to detail as its food menu, working in partnership with over 150 English wineries to craft the perfect selection.
Refill cupboard staples like grains, spices, beans, snacks and more from Whole Food’s Bulk Department. Bring your own containers and take as much or as little as you need to reduce waste and your cost – it’s win-win.
Find even more ways to reduce food waste at home with this delicious recipe from Hawksmoor Air Street which uses common leftovers from a Sunday roast.
For more ideas on how you can make sustainable choices, join the conversation at The Conscious Edit pop-up store on 84 – 86 Regent Street in partnership with Lone Design Club. Visit until the 29th of September for free events and panel discussions, as well as innovative sustainable fashion brands and more.