Invest in high-quality, sustainably made items at Blackbird Goods. Photo / Supplied

Where To Find: Earth-Friendly Stores To Shop Sustainably

Ditch that plastic! It's time to embrace your inner sustainable shopper

Eco Warehouse 
A one-stop online shop for all your eco needs including beauty, bathroom, cleaning and garden. Products are made from recyclable materials and are non-toxic and cruelty-free. Plus, there's free shipping within New Zealand for orders over $99. 

Blackbird Goods is a must-see lifestyle store in Hawke's Bay, or shop online. Photo / Supplied

Blackbird Goods
A must-see lifestyle store in Hawke's Bay created by Gemma Adams and Nathan Speeden. The dynamic duo hunts down natural materials in mostly neutral tones and offers treasures from local creatives and abroad. Or skip the trip and order online for everything needed to consciously live, sleep, cook and bathe in. Favourites include sheepskin slippers, handcrafted wicker baskets, reusable kitchen cloths and natural beauty products. 
Where: 25 Dalton St, Napier South, Napier   Visit:

Fill your glass jars with wholesome produce at Goodfor refillery. Photo / @Goodfor

This wholefoods refillery will have you ditching the plastic and single-use packaging for good. Providing a sustainable approach to shopping, GoodFor stocks flours, herbs, spices, and grains which can be taken away in brown paper bags for storage in glass jars. You'll also find coffee, tea and kombucha on tap. 
Where: 2 Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn and 79 St George’s Bay Rd, Parnell   Visit:

Skip the plastic at Aisle Blue's online store. Photo / @aisleblue

Aisle Blue
This online store will help the transition towards plastic and waste-free buys. It stocks items such as beeswax food wraps, stainless steel lunch boxes, and reusable produce bags from locally made businesses. 

Eco-Friendly Water Bottles and Lunchware 
If you've been feeling guilty about your plastic use then this is a shop to check out. You'll find BPA-free, eco-friendly alternatives to throwaway plastic lunchware and plastic water bottles from cool, safe and reusable brands. You'll be the conscious envy at work with your insulated lunch box, beeswax food wrap and glass bottle. 

Shop Oh Natural for cruelty and toxin-free makeup. Photo / @ohnaturalnz

Oh Natural 
A great selection of natural and organic makeup and skincare which are free from toxins and animal testing. Vegans will be kept happy with lots of catering products too. Top sellers include natural deodorant, eco minerals and Inika makeup. 

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