10 Best Sustainable London Shops for Eco Warriors

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Once seen as a trendy buzzword, sustainability has become a fundamental aspect for consumers and businesses.

In 2024, buyers are eager to support zero-waste shops, while sellers are eager to contribute to the environment’s well-being. Research conducted by PDI Technologies revealed that 80% of consumers are concerned about the carbon footprint of their products. This is a considerable improvement from 68% in 2023 to 66% in 2022.

If you find yourself in London, you can explore various sustainable shopping options listed below.

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1. Whole Foods Market

 

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At Whole Foods Market, you can enjoy high-quality groceries that meet rigorous standards and are free of 230 harmful additives. Shop everyday products like Tropicana Orange Juice or Kellogg’s Cornflakes, or find organic produce and support local growers.

Address: Seven outlets; click here to learn about them.

Store Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 am-9 pm, Sunday: 11 am-5 pm.

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2. Mercato Metropolitano

Experience a world of flavours at Mercato Metropolitano, London’s eco-conscious food market near Elephant and Castle. This vibrant hub features 40 stalls offering delicious global cuisine made with sustainable and surplus ingredients, minimising food waste. They even ban single-use plastic for a truly eco-friendly experience.

Address: Four outlets; click here to learn about them.

Store Hours: Monday to Wednesday 12 pm– 11 pm, Thursday 12 pm– 12 am, Friday 12 pm – 1 am.

Sat: 11am – 1am | Sun : 11am – 10pm

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3. AIDA

 

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AIDA Shoreditch is your one-stop shop for looking good and feeling good. This trendy boutique in London’s Shoreditch neighbourhood offers Scandinavian-inspired clothing, homeware, and delicious lattes – all under one roof. Browse sustainable brands that prioritise ethical production and mindful design. AIDA champions quality over quantity supports independent brands and encourages buyers to invest in pieces that will last. If you plan on going green with eco-friendly gifts, then AIDA can be your perfect choice.

Address: 133 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, East London, E1 6JE

Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm & Sunday 11 am- 5 pm.

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4. The Source Bulk Foods

Ditch plastic and embrace sustainability at The Source Bulk Foods, your local bulk food, and eco-lifestyle haven. It offers over 500 plastic-free options, from pantry staples to eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Whether you’re a foodie or reducing waste, buy precisely what you need and ditch single-use packaging.

Address: Six outlets; click here to learn about them.

Store Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am-7:30 pm; Saturday, 9 am-7 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.

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5. Varana

 

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Experience the perfect blend of sustainability and luxury at Varana, a brand celebrated for its Indian heritage and ethically crafted, artisanal clothing designed to endure a lifetime. At the private showroom in West London, you can explore a collection of timeless outfits supporting environmental sustainability. Each garment is made from natural, biodegradable fibres and produced with minimal waste.

Address: Pall Mall Deposit, Room 501, 124-128 Barlby Road, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6BL

Store Hours: To visit the London showroom, you need to book a private appointment between Monday and Friday, 10 am and 5 pm.

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6. Paradise Row

Paradise Row offers sustainable, London-made leather goods that capture the authentic craftsmanship of East London. Rooted in the city’s rich leather manufacturing heritage, this British contemporary brand features minimalist yet elegant designs that seamlessly blend modern and classic styles. Each handbag undergoes the artisanal vegetable tanning process and is packaged in recyclable paper, highlighting the brand’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

Address: Unit 16, 7 Wenlock Road, Hoxton, N1 7SL

Store Hours: Online store

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7. Jarr Market

 

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Jarr Market, a refill and bulk-buy shop in North and South London, tackles food waste head-on. Their mission? Eliminate unnecessary packaging! You must bring your container, weigh your groceries, and buy only what you need. At Jarr, you can choose amongst organic, plant-based, and locally sourced food products alongside cleaning products, toiletries, and reusable containers.

Address: 19 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9JU, London & 67 Stoke Newington High Street, N168EL, London

Store Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am—6 pm, with a closing time extended to 7 pm on Tuesdays. Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

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8. The Third Estate

Discover vegan footwear and ethical products free from animal ingredients at The Third Estate, Camden’s premier destination for vegan shoe shopping. Make environmentally friendly choices with its range of eco-friendly and ethically minded brands and recycled clothing. The company aims to offer well-made, stylish products free from animal ingredients and meet high social, labour, and environmental standards.

Address: 27 Brecknock Rd, London N7 0BT.

Store Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10 am-7 pm, Saturday, 10 am-6 pm.

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9. Zero Waste Bulk Food

As a truly sustainable grocery option, Zero Waste Bulk Foods prioritises sustainable packaging, minimising waste. You can shop from their organic, locally sourced products delivered in reusable fabric bags or pouches. Simply return the packaging for a clean and eco-friendly shopping experience. They even offer carbon-neutral delivery options for ultimate sustainability.

Address: 45B Leyton Industrial Village, East London E10 7QP

Store Hours: Online store

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10. Karavan Eco

 

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True to its name, Karavan Eco in East Dulwich blends fashion with furniture, homeware, and more. With a strong focus on ethical shopping, you can find everything from bamboo socks to recycled sari silk scarves. Since opening, the shop has proudly supplied eco-friendly goods to the local community and championed environmentally conscious living. It believes in offering products that are long-lasting, earth-friendly, and supportive of their producers. Many of its items are sourced from women’s groups and can serve as excellent zero-waste gift ideas that create a positive social impact.

Address: 167 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8HX, UK

Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am-5:30 pm, Sunday 12 pm-4 pm.

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Conclusion

Choosing eco-friendly products is a simple way to show appreciation for the environment. We’ve compiled a list that includes everything from grocery stores and charity boutiques, offering environmentally sustainable options to satisfy your shopping cravings. Let’s embark on an eco-friendly shopping spree!

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