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Slowood Kennedy Town: Hong Kong’s New Organic Grocery & Zero Waste Lifestyle Mecca

4 Mins Read Upon the entrance at Slowood, if the giant six-and-a-half foot tall mushroom doesn’t catch your attention, the clean industrial, steel-framed windows inviting you inside will. Looking more like a Scandi minimalist showroom than the city’s newest sustainable grocery destination, the concept behind Slowood is as beautiful as the store itself. From bulk bins to refill […]

Indian Textile Startup Malai Creates Vegan Leather Made From Coconut Waste

2 Mins Read Coconut leather is the latest eco fabric to hit the fashion scene for sustainable leather alternatives. India-based startup, Malai, have developed bacterial cellulose grown from leftover coconut water and successfully converted the biocomposite into a substance that resembles traditional leather. Founded by Slovakian designer and material researcher, Zuzana Gombosva, and product designer and mechanical engineer, […]

Edgar Chez K11 : Hong Kong’s First Bulk Grocery Shopping Experience

5 Mins Read These past few years has seen a surge in the zero waste movement. Brought on by activists like Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, Celia Ristow of Litterless, and our hometown heroes, no-waste markets have been popping up all over the country. In European cities like Berlin, Barcelona and Vienna, ethically-minded store owners are trying […]

The Future of Fashion: The Eco Fabrics You Will Be Wearing In 10 Years

5 Mins Read When actress Emma Watson launched her Instagram account, The Press Tour, for the sole purpose of highlighting ethical, sustainable fashion while promoting Beauty and the Beast, it was wonderful seeing someone with such clout shine a light on how chic and beautiful sustainable fashion can be. As the second biggest environmental global and clean water polluter, the fashion industry, […]

Zero Heroes: Hong Kong’s Most Inspiring Zero Waste Kings & Queens

11 Mins Read As humans, we make choices every single day that matter so much more than it may seem. Your life today is a result of a cumulative series of decisions you made yesterday. Collectively, as a race, we have made decisions – good and bad – that have brought our ecosystem to where its at now. There is no denying […]

HK Mom Lisa Odell Is On A Mission To Make Our City Plastic-Free & Here’s Why

4 Mins Read It was a little less than a year ago that Hong Konger Lisa Odell became acutely aware of the sheer volume of plastic waste mounting in her own household. More specifically, she suddenly realized she was throwing the rubbish out daily. “Our recycle bin was overflowing with so much plastic,” recalls the Chicago transplant. “I just wanted […]