Christmas is fast approaching and those of us playing Santa have lists to fulfill. Whilst Hong Kong is a shopping mecca, full of malls and shops and street markets, most of the wares on display are imported from across the globe.
How about giving the gift of local this Christmas? Support homegrown brands that are trying to make a difference in our community by employing Hong Kongers in need and who are creating cottage-industry type setups for handcrafted and small-batch goodies.
At Green Queen, we are all about the locavore movement, which extends far beyond food. There are so many gorgeous goodies to gift that are designed & made right here in Hong Kong.
Happy Eco Shopping!
What to give your Brand New Mother-in-Law?
A Bamboa sustainable bamboo bath towel set. Bamboa is a Hong Kong born lifestyle brand handmade in 100% eco-friendly organic bamboo
What to give your Trendy Teen?
Bez & Oho Beautiful Backpack in canvas and recycled rice bags. Bez & Oho makes locally handcrafted stylish and practical fashion accessories out of recycled materials.
What to give your Beauty Junkie BFF?
Native Essentials Essential Travel Set – a collection of 4 essential oils handpicked to combat travel stress including 2 inhaler and 2 roll-on base oil applicators and a leak-proof chic travel bag.
Native Essentials is a Hong Kong founded beauty and skin care aromatherapy brand developed from 100% organic essential oils.
What to give your Meat Loving Hubby?
Butchers Club Gift Set including a set of 6 steak knives, a Butchers Club apron and a heavy duty limited edition chopping board.
Butchers Club is one of Hong Kong’s first and only artisanal butchers; they dry-age their own meat, make their own sausages and help educate Hong Kong foodies about quality artisan meats.
What to give your Creative Little One?
Unit Bricks Building Set.
Unit Bricks is a Hong Kong based company that develops Pratt scale standard unit building blocks made out of non-toxic and organic materials that enhance children’s fine motor skills and sensory development.
What to give your Cool Colleague?
So..Soap! is a social enterprise that produces non-toxic essential oil based liquid and bar soaps. They use recycled local soya milk bottles as containers and employ marginalised Hong Kong women.
All these amazing Hong Kong brands will be at Made in HK: Local Artisans Pop Up Market by Green Queen, a unique indoor market dedicated to everything homegrown and handmade in Hong Kong with a focus on food. Make sure to drop by, there will be lots of great activities for kids too and so much delicious food! Sunday December 8th, 10AM to 6PM at The Space, 210 Hollywood Road.
For more great tips on local artisans and green brands, check out the Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong, with over 550 green shops, restaurants and services in Hong Kong.
A previous version of this post was first published on The HK Hub.