As an eco-conscious shopper, you might know the best spots for eco-friendly grocery shopping, and you might even know where to get sustainable clothing. But what about general eco-friendly home products, like cleaning supplies, furniture, kitchenware, bedding, towels, gardening, storage, or even pet products? These are important areas in our daily life where sustainable consciousness would go a long way as well.
Thankfully, Hong Kong has a selection of great shops to help you keep making the best decisions you can for the planet and future generations. Danielle Roberts, a Canadian writer and ESL kindergarten teacher who has called Hong Kong home since 2015, highlights the very best ones.
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Karen from Delightfully Green is a Hong Kong mum on a mission to inspire others to do their part in sustainability. Delightfully Green was born out Karen’s desire to do better for the environment and for her son by setting a good example on how to take better care of the planet by making sustainable choices.
Delightfully Green is an online shop that carries a wide variety of eco-friendly home products, such as eco-friendly laundry supplies and detergent like the Ecoegg, beeswax food wrap, reusable sponges, reusable tissues. You can also find a variety of soaps, upcycled items, and baby essentials like cloth diapers. Delightfully Green also uses biodegradable or recyclable packing in all their deliveries as well as free shipping on every local Hong Kong order.
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Kirr stands for Keeping it Real and Raw and this online business was born from the desire to share the importance of living sustainably. This one-stop-shop has a mighty selection and carries not only pantry items, but lifestyle and homeware products as well, such as coasters, candles, bamboo bedding. Of course, they stock eco-friendly cleaning and laundry supplies, as well as a good range of pet supplies. Kirr also offers free shipping for any orders made over $800.
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Bamboa Home, with a physical location at PMQ as well as an online shop, specialises in using bamboo in its home and kitchen products. Why bamboo, you ask? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, making it highly sustainable. With its other fantastic qualities—durability and anti-bacterial properties—it’s ideal for home and kitchen items. As it releases 35 percent more oxygen than trees and requires no pesticides in its growth due to its natural virility, bamboo is a bit of an environmental wunderkind. From kitchenware to clothes, bedding, and bath towels and accessories, Bamboa Home offers viable bamboo alternatives for your home.
Bamboa Home, S304, Block Staunton, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2291 0285
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Since 2016, Plastic-Free HK has been an online source for all things eco-friendly. What makes this online-shop stand out is its wide variety of eco-friendly products, from kitchen supplies, storage, linens, reusable paper towels, cleaning tools, and products, and even bath and beauty supplies and stuff for kids. Plastic-Free HK even carries gardening and a few pet-related items. If that’s not enticing enough, you can even get free shipping if you spend over $750 on your order!
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With an online shop and a physical store located in Sai Wan, Slowood makes it easy to make sustainable choices. Along with their selection of grocery, Slowood also carries a mixture of household products, from compostable bags, laundry detergent, compostable dining items, cleaning tools, and select gardening items.
This convenient neighbourhood emporium even carries kitchenware like dish racks, frying pans, bowls, serving sets, dustpans, brushes and more, all made from eco-friendly and sustainable sources. Buy your items online and spend $500 to get free shipping and any orders over $700 will receive a free gift! Frequent shoppers can also collect membership points, so the more you shop, the more you save.
Slowood, 11 Davis Street, Sai Wan
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Thorn and Burrow
Thorn and Burrow works with independent artisans to create unique and handcrafted items for your home. Owner Tamsin stocks eco-friendly home products like Annie Sloan paints and chalk paints for you to get your DIY on. As for ready-mades, you can browse through their selection of Turkish towels, woven baskets, handmade Moroccan rugs, crafted pottery, and more.
Thorn and Burrow, 1/F, 30 High Street, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 2559 9338
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Get Give is another great online shop for the eco-conscious shopper, especially when it comes to homewares and decor. From unique one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork, select kitchenware items from Menu, speciality kid’s eco-friendly baking sets, bathroom and laundry care, to quality kitchen essentials all created with the environment in mind as well as quality craftsmanship and design. Make sure to call ahead before you visit, as their showroom is accessible by appointment only.
Get Give, 22a, Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang | (+852) 9010 5571