It’s 2019, and there’s no question that sustainability is de rigueur! 

Thankfully, some fabulous Valley venues can help you make small changes that have a big impact on the waste you create (and look good while you do it!). 

 

Keep cup from Bonnie Hislop

The Valley’s newest colourful ceramicist not only sells reusable coffee cups, but lets you paint your own any time you like during opening hours! You’ll look cool at the cafe, minimise waste, and best of all? Each sale contributes to the organisation One Tree Planted, who help to counteract deforestation, with a new tree being planted for every keep cup sold!

 

Buy Lil J’s Vintage from the Culprit Club

Reduce, reuse, RECYCLE! Buying vintage is an easy and on-trend way to be more sustainable, by reducing the amount of clothing that goes to landfill. Head to the Culprit Club to browse the range of men’s and women’s vintage apparel provided by Lil J’s Vintage - you could find your new favourite piece for way less than retail prices!

 

Support small artists at the IMA shop

An often-neglected way to promote sustainability is to shop local! Supporting local artists promotes retail practices with low transport costs and environmental tolls, and helps build a thriving local industry. At the IMA shop, grab beautiful homewares like ceramics by Hunchmark, local handmade jewellery and accessories, and even some art for home.

 

Ditch the disposable bottles at Kathmandu

One of the simplest ways to reduce your consumption of single-use plastic is to carry a reusable water bottle! Kathmandu stocks water bottles and flasks in a range of sizes, so you can stay hydrated wherever you go.

 

Tote bag from Phase 4

If you’re still on the plastic bag train you are well and truly out of fashion! Cloth tote bags roll down to nothing, so they’re an easy way to carry enough bags to hold your groceries, as well as making a fashionable statement. Phase 4 stocks a range of tote bags by music and pop-culture brands, so nobody has an excuse to walk out of the shops with more plastic!

 

Let’s paint the Valley green in 2019!