These homegrown eco lifestyle stores have made it more convenient and sensible to get environmentally-friendly products
Where to Go for Eco-Friendly Products in Singapore
Toxicity in food and bodycare ingredients, chemical pollution, and over-consumption of energy and water are just some of the environmental issues affecting urban dwellers who live in fast-paced, highly developed metropolises. Small but bustling Singapore is no exception.
However, in the past few years, there has been growing local awareness that sustainable ‘green' consumer choices can result in cleaner, healthier lifestyles.
Here are five lifestyle stores in Singapore to go to for eco-friendly products.
This designer eco fashion boutique strictly curates its portfolio of 10 brands for men and women, including Harvey seatbelt bags, Melissa plastic shoes and Elvis & Kresse firehose accessories - such as the belt worn by Cameron Diaz for a Mario Testino spread in UK Vogue.
501 Orchard Road, #02-12 Wheelock Place, Tel: 6235 2946
The cosy Choose opened in 2009, offering household cleaners, electronics, bodycare and Etrican organic fashion. Their bestsellers are the Idocare range of dishwash and laundry powder. Choose also incorporates a bikepark, encouraging customers to cycle to work knowing their bicycles can be safely parked in the store.
26A Sago Street, Tel: 6323 0651
Established by a husband-wife team, Greenviron is a one-stop engineering and retail firm started in 2009 that manufactures bamboo alternatives and promotes renewable and recyclable systems (solar, wind turbine and grey water recycling). Also provides home and office consultation and installation.
376 River Valley Road, #01-01, Tel: 6735 5138
Simply Living Lifeshop
Championing the ethical lifestyle for conscientious consumers since 2010, Simply Living offers a wide range of fair trade and social entreprise fashion and household accessories. Pick up baby and pet products, as well as yoga mats and BPA-free bottles.
238 River Valley Road, Tel: 6737 9491
The Naturally Better Company
The Naturally Better Company opened its flagship outlet in 2011, retailing luxurious beauty products that are proven safe for the body and the environment. Brands that make the grade include EcoStore, OrganicSpa, Tallulah Jane and Sanctum.
9 Raffles Boulevard, #P1-18 Parco Millenia Walk, Tel: 6471 7220