This article was originally published on February 19, 2019 by Samantha Sowerby and updated on April 21, 2022 by Amanda Fung.
1. The Hive Bulk Foods
The first zero-waste store to grace Malaysian waters, The Hive Bulk Foods has two physical outlets in Bangsar and Ampang plus an online platform. Eco-warrior Claire Sancelot joins forces with refugees and female entrepreneurs to craft in-house products such as bamboo toothbrushes and muslin laundry bags. As its name implies, bulk foods are big here; stock up on dried beans, gluten-free flours and ‘naked’ or spiced nuts to last several months. They also offer a wide range of classes on a variety of topics, from ‘DIY Beeswax Wrapping’ to ‘Tropical Urban Edible Gardening’ and are also at the forefront of numerous planet-friendly initiatives like The Freedom Flow Project.
The Hive Bulk Foods Bangsar: 92A, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, Kuala Lumpur | The Hive Bulk Foods Intermark: Lot No. C-01, The Intermark Mall, Jalan Tun Razak, Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur | +603 2202 0707 & +603 2181 2298 | thehiveecostore.com