Sustainable living became some sort of a trend a few years ago and it's good to know that there are people who actually take living a greener lifestyle a bit more seriously since then. Just in case you've been practicing your civic duty of staying home as much as you can (we hope you are, because the pandemic is still here, people!), getting your hands on your zero-waste essentials might become a problem if you have a go-to store for all your sustainable needs. Whether you're a zero-waste veteran or a newbie eco-warrior, you might want to bookmark this page because we list some of the best eco-friendly stores you can shop from without having to leave the house.
Check out the best eco-friendly online stores you can shop from right now:
1. Reef Picks
This Instagram store carries eco-friendly products curated by Reef Nomads, a group that teaches people how to freedive and how to do it without leaving a trace behind. Reef Picks is where you can shop all kinds of zero-waste essentials like bamboo toothbrushes, handcrafted soaps in plastic-free packaging, jewelry made from colorful seaglass, and even paper ribbons which is perfect for your gift-wrapping this holiday season.
Shop Reef Picks online.
2. Loop Store PH
Loop Store PH first opened their physical shop towards the end of 2018, back when sustainable living was really taking off. Loop now has an online store where you can shop things like eco-friendly packaging for those who have local businesses, essentials like abaca face masks, bamboo face shields, wooden no-touch tools, and even sustainable activewear for fitness buffs!
Shop Loop Store PH online.
3. Slo Store
Slo Store has a wide selection of sustainable offerings, from beauty and skincare finds to home and kitchen essentials and even eco-friendly pet accessories! You can find reusable silicone bags in different sizes, which is a great alternative to plastic bags. Apart from those, Slo Store also has gift cards you can shop—a no-brainer gift idea that'll help you get your loved ones to embrace sustainable living!
Shop Slo Store online.
4. The Good Trade
Browse through The Good Trade's vast selection of eco-friendly goodies, from fashion and accessories, beauty and skincare, arts and crafts, eco-friendly packaging, home essentials, and more. The Good Trade even has a "Give Back" category wherein you can support sustainable brands andextend help to underprivileged communities among other cool initiatives.
Shop The Good Trade online.
Simula is home to a number of sustainable local brands, making it so much fun to look through their selection of eco-friendly finds like skincare, haircare, and bodycare essentials, menstrual tools, home items, wellness-related finds, and more. We especially love how they have "sustainable gift bundles" available in their online store, making gift-shopping so much easier. You can even schedule a visit to their refillery in their HQ located in Parañaque City, just in case you just need a refill of your essentials.
Shop Simula online.
6. The Naturale Market
Some time ago, we dropped by The Naturale Market's store opening in The Fort and it was a haven for all things local and sustainable—the same goes for their online store. Here, you can shop all your eco-friendly essentials while supporting local brands. They even have bulk food available online like chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, brown rice, and more. Sometimes, The Naturale Market even has fresh fruits and veggies available on their website!
Shop The Naturale Market online.
At the start of October, we shared the sad news about Ritual closing the doors of their Arnaiz store for good. While it's sad to see one of the pioneers of sustainable living in the Metro go, it's still good to know that you can shop Ritual through their online store. Just like their popular little shop, their online store is complete with all your sustainable needs: from food, drinks, bath and body essentials, cleaning essentials, kitchen, home, and garden finds, you'll find what you need at their online store for sure.
Shop Ritual online.
8. Tree Huggers Club
Tree Huggers Club aims to inspire more Filipinos to be mindful of their waste while supporting local brands and partnering with small business owners, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, single parents, local farmers, and local artisans. Here, you can shop things like PPEs, bath and body products, essentials for people on the go like lunchboxes, straws, cutlery and more. They even offer engraving on wooden and bamboo items such as toothbrushes, bamboo straws, combs, hair brushes, Sibol pencils and pencil extenders, if you want to give away personalized gifts.
Shop Tree Huggers Club online.
Katha is the zero-waste destination in Cubao X, Quezon City, and it's good to know that the sustainable store's finds are also available online! You can browse through Katha's selection of local and eco-friendly products. They have bath and beauty products, food and health finds like grains, fruits, nuts, and more. If you're into decorating nowadays, we suggest you check out their selection of lamps, which features discarded driftwood collected from the shores of Zambales.
Shop Katha online.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.