Poole-based shopping centre setting out to be a sustainable hub for shoppers

A shopping centre in Poole, Dorset is setting out to be a sustainable hub for shoppers with its sustainable rooftop garden, Eco Hub events space, and zero-waste policy. Dolphin Shopping Centre’s rooftop garden was created with recyclable materials, including pallets and seven large wooden trugs, all of which are eco-friendly. The sustainable rooftop garden, which is the home to two beehives, also houses thousands of bees … Continue reading Poole-based shopping centre setting out to be a sustainable hub for shoppers

Brandless: Online grocery shopping made more affordable and more conscious

Brandless is an online grocery store making “better stuff accessible and affordable for more people”. The online store, which sells over 300 everyday essentials all priced at $3 each, cuts out the middleman and ships direct to consumers. The San Francisco-based start-up aims to take on major brands with its direct-to-consumer online offering based on non-branded products. Among Brandless’s 300 or so products sold online are … Continue reading Brandless: Online grocery shopping made more affordable and more conscious

Eighth Generation: Native-owned lifestyle store supports “Inspired Natives”

Merging traditional cultural art with a modern aesthetic, Native-owned store Eighth Generation is bringing authentic Native art – including clothing, home decorations and accessories – to the forefront. There is a high demand for cultural art in today’s market, but a majority of these products are counterfeit, using appropriated designs by non-Native artists. Louie Gong, founder of the Seattle-based store, Eighth Generation, is seeking to … Continue reading Eighth Generation: Native-owned lifestyle store supports “Inspired Natives”

ReTuna Recycling Galleria: The “world’s first ever” mall selling only recycled and upcycled goods

Sweden’s ReTuna Recycling Galleria is the world’s first ever shopping mall where shoppers can find only reclaimed, recycled and upcycled products. ReTuna Recycling Galleria, located in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna, is host to 14 stores, a restaurant serving organic food, and a conference centre. The idea behind ReTuna Recycling Galleria is that customers visit the mall where they can donate old furniture and clothing … Continue reading ReTuna Recycling Galleria: The “world’s first ever” mall selling only recycled and upcycled goods