Living in this time, with all the worldwide environmental issues and concerns, it is imperative we do what we can to lessen our carbon footprint. Switching to a greener lifestyle has become the new norm in the recent years, and buying eco-friendly products have been the best alternative thus far. Besides, becoming an eco-conscious shopper hasn’t been that difficult as there are more eco shops present throughout Manila that are committed to saving Mother Earth. Here are a few you may want to check out and visit.
Jacinto & Lirio
Shop online at jacintoandlirio.com
Jacinto and Lirio, meaning hyacinth and lily, showcases the Filipino innovation of plant-leather into beautifully handcrafted leathergoods through sustainable means and as substitute to animal leather products. They serve environmental, social and commercial solution to the water hyacinth – which all their products are made from and the most damaging aquatic plant worldwide btw – poverty and colonial mentality problem.
Ultra Super Green
G/F Elizabeth Hall Building, Katipunan Ave. Q.C. | 10am-10pm
This little green grocery sells local eco-friendly goods ranging from vegan to organic, superfoods to petcare, and veggie snacks to cosmetics. There’s a wide selection of everything you can think of to put on your shelves. Drop by and bring out the eco-conscious shopper in you.
Things That Matter PH
Shop online at thingsthatmatter.ph
What started out as Rags2Riches has now become Things that Matter. It is a marketplace that empowers women, celebrates culture, supports artisans, and encourages sustainable living. You will find items from different local brands that advocate the same values that they do and live by – creating a positive impact and an intentional lifestyle.
The Vegan Grocer PH
201 Recto St., Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan del Monte | 10am-7pm
Tucked away on the ground floor of a residential home is the Vegan Grocer. It is committed to help spread delicious vegan and plant-based products to make healthy living easy and convenient. Products come from different independent businesses that range from natural tooth care to volumizing shampoo bars, truffle dips to frozen vegan sausages, and a lot more!
The Bamboo Company
Shop online at thebamboocompany.easy.co
This is a start-up eco-friendly company that aims to preserve life and improve its quality through reducing plastic wastes. Bamboo Company offers better alternatives to every day products by using Philippine bamboo as a sustainable material. Their products range from toothbrushes to lunchboxes and tumblers.
Reminder: An eco-conscious shopper always research on products they would like to purchase. Make sure they share the same values like you do.
What is your go-to shop? Let us know in the comments section!