Karavan Eco was established in 1995 in East Dulwich. Since opening their doors, they’ve been a proud supplier of eco-friendly goods to the local area and advocates of environmentally conscious living. The objects we buy should have longevity, be gentle to the earth, and support the producers who make them. They stock lots of plastic free homeware, cleaning supply refills, faith in nature products as well as many more. They also have conscious products such as eco toys for children and bamboo clothing.
Organic Village Market located on Lordship Lane, Dulwich is a 24 hour local convenience store that sells organic, natural or eco-friendly alternatives of mostly anything you could find in your local supermarket. They stock a broad range of organic and fresh products, vegetarian and vegan choices as well as diary, wheat, gluten, and lactose-free goods. They also had eco-friendly house cleaning products and refillables.
Created in 2000 by Sir Malcolm Walker, As Nature Intended means food as it should be – no manufactured herbicides, artificial fertilisers or artificial sweeteners, and a definite no to GM foods and ingredients. With six London shops and an online store, they stock loads of loose fresh produce, free-from and organic items, as well as housing bulk and Ecover refill stations to help us minimise packaging and to offer customers a zero-waste way of shopping.
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Fareshares is a non-profit-making community project that stocks simple unadulterated food (often called wholefoods) and related products. It was set up in 1988 by local people to provide good food for the community at affordable prices. The co-op stocks grains, beans and pulses, fresh bread, fruit and veg, dried fruit and nuts and other food and household products. Most stock is organic and everything is bought in bulk and sold as cheaply as possible. Fareshares supports patterns of consumption that promote social justice and sustainable agriculture and fosters an awareness of the political and ecological effects of consumer actions. To do this as much stock as possible is organic, local and ethically sourced.
Herne Hill’s first zero waste shop is run by Jess. With an aim to help customers reduce their single-use packaging waste, one jar at a time. Jarr Market’s mission is to cut down on unnecessary food packaging. All of their items are sold packaging-free. Bring your own container, weigh your food and buy only what you need. Jarr Market also sells a range of toiletries, cleaning products and re-usable containers
Gather is Peckham’s newest zero waste shop. Run by Tash and Laura, inspired by fellow initiatives to make a stand. They say ‘we’re not perfect zero wasters’ but then who can be right? They believe making small, everyday changes really can make a difference and when we all gather together, that’s when the big changes start to come. They have a wide range of bulk and zero waste products, including cereals, pasta, pulses, nuts and grains, toiletries, cleaning products and many more!
Bring Your Own thinks that food looks better without packaging, so launching their own zero-waste store was the obvious thing to do, helping consumers shop smarter and with a conscience. They provide quality, organic focused grains, pulses, nuts and dried fruits, pickles and spices, as well as other other household goods including cleaning products and body care essentials - all without the plastic wrapping. They encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable containers so you can buy just the amount you need - helping to reduce our environmental footprint and cut down on food waste.
Naked Larder came about through a real need to change our shopping habits. They sought a new way to shop, a way that would reduce the huge volumes of packaging, in particular plastic, and reduce energy intensive recycling as much as possible. The founder, Phili Denning, has created a place where people can come to source everyday food and household items with minimal packaging, and connects like-minded people who wish to do their part to minimise the impact humans are having on the environment.