What a great time to live in Hong Kong! All of a sudden, awesome green living concept stores and products are sprouting up in every corner. It’s becoming hard to keep track of them all. Always looking to lend a helpful green hand, Green Queen has put together some of our favorite new addresses for stylish shopping with a conscience. Hope your wallets are ready…
Stocking an assortment of items for the home from tables to accessories, Pyaar, has something for every eco fan. Care is taken to choose items that are as green as they are unique such as hand painted cheese boards made from reclaimed wood or a a reusable alternative to plastic wrap made from beeswax. They carry a wide range of goods including furniture, kitchenware, decorative items and even pet toys.
Green Queen Loves: Their leather chairs, made entirely by hand right here in Hong Kong.
10/F, Nam Hing Fong, 39 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:30PM until 8PM.
A brand new e-commerce platform with a sustainable edge, PhatRice brings together a curated selection of unique products from brands trying to do something good for the world. There is a wide selection of interesting fashion accesories including items from Hong Kong based companies such as Bez & Oho wallets made from up-cycled rice bags, organic bamboo t-shirts from MKU Originals and truly inspirational Emi & Eve jewelry made in Cambodia from recycled bullets and bombshell casings.
Green Queen Loves: PhatRice gives a portion of its profits back to the charities it supports, so you can feel extra good about that new bracelet you just treated yourself to.
Online only. Free shipping within Hong Kong.
The Wood Shop
From their factory in Guangdong, furniture designer Keith Lau uses Elm, Camphor and reclaimed wood to create the unique pieces found at The Wood Shop, many which are one of a kind. With a wide range of solid wood furniture including tables, cabinets, beds and chairs they have something for almost everyone, and for the rest they can custom design a piece to fit your needs. Also all oil finishes are food safe, so your home will be toxin-free.
Green Queen Loves: In the spirit of being green The Wood Shop can also repair your wooden furniture. Waste not, want not!
G/F, 37 Tung Street, Tai Kei House, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30AM until 7PM and Sunday from 1PM until 7PM.
Located in PMQ, Loom Loop offers clothing lines for both men and women made using traditional Guangzhou silk weaving techniques that are sadly slowly disappearing from our sartorial landscape (only four such factories remain!) as industrial powerhouses replace artisanal methods of production. They also employ traditional dying techniques using vegetable dyes and river mud to obtain unique colors and textures. In addition to silk garments, Loom Loop also carries pieces that use up-cycled denim and knitwear to create trendy, well made garments that any eco warrior would be proud to wear.
Green Queen Loves: The natural fibers of their fabrics is uber breathable and perfect for Hong Kong’s ubiquitous humidity.
Studio S205, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong. Open everyday from 12PM until 8PM.
etcetera Hong Kong
With products that support small community businesses from Spain and Latin America, etcetera Hong Kong provides a fair trade accessories alternative. They stock bags a selection of bracelets, bookmarks, bags, notebooks and other multi-colored items- .
Green Queen Loves: The Wakami bracelets generate income for rural communities in Guatemala as part of the Wakami social enterprise.
Online only. Shipping fee is HKD 10 per order.
All images courtesy of Pyaar, PhatRice, The Wood Shop, Loom Loop, and etcetera Hong Kong.