Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise. You can more or less buy whatever you need. But lucky for environmentally-conscious travellers, many of Hong Kong's top shopping spots and eateries offer eco-friendly options. You just need to know where to find them.
Here are our five favourite eco shopping spots in Hong Kong.
Cork & Candy
Cork & Candy on Cochrane Street, Central Hong Kong, offers sustainable international fashion and eco-friendly, natural accessories including the original Harveys seatbelt bags, Nahu Ollin candy wrapper bags from Mexico and an entire range of bags made of cork sourced from Portugal. A great alternative to leather, cork bags are easily cleaned and stay dry in the rain. Choose to dress in the latest eco-friendly casual fashion imported from Africa and Korea. Cork & Candy is where good design and colour meet eco-conscious style.
Chako Tokyo, owned by a talented mother and daughter team, offers unique hand-crafted clutches and handbags made from obi silk and up-cycled kimonos. Each bag is individually designed and features a detachable chain enabling the bag to be worn three ways. Select a design from the latest collection or take advantage of Chako Tokyo’s bespoke service and choose from swatches to have a bag made for you or a friend. Chako Tokyo eco-friendly up-cycled silk bags make a perfect gift for that special friend or family member.
Hong Kong designer, Dorian Ho, is leading the way in sustainable fashion using vintage items and organic Chinese silk in his collections. Niche evening gowns and bespoke pieces for the celebrity jet set make him the go-to guy for eco-friendly haute couture. French lace and frog buttons feature in Ho's latest East-meets-West D'Orient collection. Dorion Ho famously used sustainable textures in a one-off eco-couture gown, created for a Green2greener EcoChic event.
For the earth conscious beauty queen, Hong Kong's only eco beauty salon and urban spa, Emmanuel F, is the place to go. Enjoy natural hair products, including organic colours and perm solutions, and organic anti-ageing treatments, natural make-up and skincare in a clean, pure eco-friendly environment. Experience certified organic skin care rituals and take home everything you need to continue your natural beauty regime.
Hong Kong's largest organic and natural food store, Three Sixty is located in The Landmark. A super healthy mega-supermarket committed to sustainable consumption, Three Sixty boasts a bakery and a vast range of speciality products imported from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The on-site food court offers delicious deli-style healthy eating options including Italian dishes and Asian classics.