Here’s a new retail haven for zero waste enthusiasts: Slowood, Kennedy Town’s new sustainable lifestyle store. In the sprawling, warehouse-like area, the floor-to-ceiling windows give passersby full view of what’s inside.
It’s a very minimalist space: Industrial vibes, warm woods, and whitewashed walls in a brightly lit 3,000 sq ft unit, where the products are put on display without the clutter of embellishments.
Carrying over 100 local and international brands, Slowood offers almost all the food, home wares and tchotchkes a socially- and environmentally-conscious shopper could want – eco-friendly, ethically sourced, organic, etc.
Even if you’re fairly new to the eco-conscious shopping game, the selection of wellness products, tableware, cook ware, and seasoning spices will likely find a suitable place in your home. But first, don’t forget to bring your own bags (non-plastic, of course) and containers to fill up with stuff.
At the food section, amongst the biscuits, drinks, and sweets, you’ll find a whole range of organic goods, including asparagus risotto, traditional oatcakes, baked beans, brown rice noodles, and sparkling lemonade. If you’re feeling peckish after shopping, you can grab a bag of snacks like triple baked coconut chips from Koele, sparkling wine-flavored potato chips by Torres, or Stella Popcorn’s honey mustard kernels. Or simply take a rest at Slowood’s vegan cafe.
The store also displays stacks upon stacks of dispensers containing dried fruits, olive oils, nuts, grains, seeds, sunflower oils, pasta, and more. Armed with your jars, you can fill up on whatever you need, and replenish your supply of body wash, dish soap, and laundry detergent too, while you’re at it.
For reference, The Unscented Company deals in natural cleaning products made with plant-based ingredients and packaged in recyclable plastic bottles, while Common Good creates cleaning supplies with raw materials that are sustainably sourced and biodegradable.
When it comes to skincare, they’ve got pretty much anything you’d need in that department — botanical-based face masks and eye gels from The Herb Farm, Aotea’s body wash made with native plants in New Zealand, and natural shampoo bars by Friendly Soap in scents like lavender and tea tree, just to name a few.
With so many planet-friendly alternatives to your everyday necessities, it’s not that hard to make the switch these days.
Slowood is at Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis St, Kennedy Town.
+852 2818 0203.