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.
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 make 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 wraps, reusable sponges, reusable tissues, and much more. 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 offering free shipping on every local Hong Kong order.
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.
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. It also has other fantastic qualities—durability and anti-bacterial properties—that make it ideal for home and kitchen items.
Bamboo releases 35 percent more oxygen than trees and requires no pesticides in its growth due to natural virility, so it really is a bit of an environmental wunderkind. From kitchenware and clothes, to bedding, 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
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!
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. Spend $500 online 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
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 products for you to get your DIY on. As for ready-made stuff, 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
Get Give is another great online site for the eco-conscious shopper, especially when it comes to homeware and decor. From unique one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork, select kitchenware items from Menu, and speciality kid’s eco-friendly baking sets, to bathroom products, laundry care, and quality kitchen essentials, everything's created with the environment in mind, as well as with 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
The bed is the centrepiece of any bedroom and deserves special attention. Okooko by European Bedding is a premium bedding store that specialises in natural and sustainable bedding products. Made of the same material as their popular Heveya mattresses, their 100 percent natural organic latex pillows provide a safe cushion when you sleep.
Its natural resilience and durability provide excellent support for the head and neck, which is more important than most people think! These pillows also have good breathability for maintaining a comfortable sleeping temperature (no more flipping your pillow over in the night to get to the cool side) and are perfect for people prone to allergies as they are naturally anti-mould and dust mite resistant. Each pillow comes encased in a soft bamboo cover for easy cleaning.
Also, check out their Heveya bamboo lyocell sheets. People rage about silk sheets, but we prefer bamboo; they feel luxurious with a unique silky smooth yet soft, feathery texture. Bamboo sheets are also extremely breathable and temperature-regulating, meaning they'll cool you down in summer and keep you cosy in winter—perfect for Hong Kong weather!
Okooko by European Bedding, 13/F, The Plaza LKF, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Central | (+852) 6286 1132