Is your flat in need of a makeover? Perhaps you made a new year’s resolution to redo your home but it just got lost in your to-do list. We’re here to help! Green Queen has gathered the best places to go and look for zero-waste, budget-friendly items that can transform your home into the zen-space you’ve always wanted.
2nd Chance Furniture Store
Conscious of the waste generated from thrown out furniture, husband-and-wife team Richard and Mavis began 2nd Chance in 2006. Starting out as a platform to buy and sell second hand furniture in great condition and affordable prices, 2nd Chance has since grown into Asia’s biggest used furniture warehouse. Not only can you find great gems from Indigo, Tree and Tequila Kola at a fraction of the cost, 2nd Chance can also help source specific items for your home – and deliver it to your door too!
Unit 14, 2/F Kin Fat Industrial Centre, 13 Kin Fat Street, Tuen Mun. Open daily 11.00am-7.00pm (closed Wednesdays).
Upcycle Hong Kong
Upcycle Hong Kong turns unwanted items into special individualised furniture pieces that will stand out in your home. Using only chalk paints and quality products, the company gives un-loved decor a new life. They offer free quotations to renovate and renew your own pieces of furniture, and you can customise it with your own colours and handles. Furnishing your home with Upcycle won’t just reduce waste and help save the planet, but will also do some social good: for every item sold, Upcycle donates HKD$50 to Hong Kong Dog Rescue.
Contact Upcycle Hong Kong via WhatsApp: +852 95154069 or Email: email@example.com
Did you know that plants are natural air-purifiers? You don’t need to stick to furniture to redo your flat – plants are an easy way to spice up your space. Keren’s Garden offers fruit trees, potted indoor and outdoor plants, landscape design and gardening services across Hong Kong Island, New Territories and Kowloon. Each one of their plants comes with care instructions and customer support. The company is so dedicated to plant care that they make sure that every customer receives a plant that suits your home’s natural light conditions.
Contact Keren’s Garden via WhatsApp: +852 96687736.
Founded in 2012 and started as a company selling collected groceries, HAPPYSHOP has since grown into a fully-fledged furniture collection, upcycle and reselling organisation. They seek to cultivate reuse and reduce attitudes among Hong Kongers by removing the concept of “second hand” from their upgraded pre-loved items.
Unit 102, 1/F Wang Yip Industrial Building, 1 Elm Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11.00am-7.30pm & Sunday-Monday 2.30-6.00pm.
Lumeun Home, whose name is inspired from the Chinese pin-yin “Lu” (path) and “Mén” (door), offers unique and authentic vintage upcycled pieces for your home. All furniture, textile and decor pieces from the brand are consciously renovated from existing reused materials such as old wood, bamboo and rattan. Working with local ateliers to manufacture the products and hand-selecting raw materials at source, founders Anne-Julie and Delphine’s collections offer serious “shabby chic” style upgrade.
Contact Lumeun Home via Tel: +852 98685258.
Zero Hero Market
Newly founded Zero Hero Market is an online marketplace concept to buy, sell, and give away pre-loved goods with a mission to save the environment from mounting waste. The self-funded online second hand goods store also supports charitable causes in the city by donating 100% of their profits to the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC).
Browse the Zero-Hero Market here.
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