Tips for an amazing day of shopping and dining in Greenwich

Written by on December 4, 2012 in Travel - No comments

The great thing about shopping in Greenwich is that most of the shops are owned and run by independent designer makers – and the same can be said of the stall holders at the Market –  showcasing local designer talent.  Many of these designers work with upcycled, recycled, fairtrade and organically sourced materials. Here are a few examples:

Recycling – The Bird and the Button: Handmade items for the home made from vintage and paper – beautiful Christmas lights and paper lampshades. Paper cut bunting and beautiful stationery created with more than a sprinkling of nostalgia. Discover strings of fairy lights, cut and stitched from rescued old story books, sheet music or abandoned maps. Or cast your eye over the quirky book clocks and fairytale lampshades, created from time-aged paper and forgotten print.

Fairtrade – Sika designs: Sika creates the most amazing party and special occasion frocks.  All the fabrics are hand printed in Ghana. Sika works very closely with local traders and manufacturers to produce quality garments for the international market. By generating regular income for those involved, they are able to give back to the Ghanaian community.

Organic – both REDDolphins on the market  and neighbouring shop Emma Nissim  use organic materials to create their clothing collections.

REDDolphins, a designer of organic t-shirts and bamboo clothes, is committed to ethical and eco-friendly business practices.Part of their philosophy is to bring attention to the importance of creating business in a sustainable way. All their products are eco-friendly, accredited by the Soil Association and carbon neutral. Additionally, their organic cotton supplier has been awarded by the prestigious ‘Natural & Organic’ organisation and is the winner of ‘BEST ORGANIC TEXTILE PRODUCT 2009’.

Vintage and recycled clothing company on the market is Baggy Fitted; they have some amazing hand made clothing and accessories.

Skincare –  look to 100% natural BareSkin Beauty: unique 100% natural Skinfood skincare products, inspired by the ancient principles of Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Phytotherapy and Ethnobotany. The products are based on the principle of Skinfood; raw, nutrient rich, superfood ingredients that beautifully nourish, repair and regenerate, creating youthful, natural radiance. Many of the exquisite Skinfood ingredients are so naturally pure you could eat them.

For some edible organic, the Blowing Dandelion chocolates are all organic and make a great gift.

Cupcakes from Ruby Tuesdays bakery are delicious as well as vegan. Ruby Tuesdays is an Artisan Vegan Bakery also specialising in products additionally free from Wheat Gluten & Sugar.

There is also Go For Life – which is an organic superfood company which strives to have a positive impact on public health and raise awareness of how you as an individual can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others by eating exceptionally nutritious food.

Lunch tip: I would recommend Hola Paella in the heart of the market

Tea time: you cannot beat the Red Door cafe home made cream tea.

About the Author

Charlotte

Founder of Allmygoodness. True believer in the goodness way of life. Sustainability & communications consultant. Foodie. Mother of a girl and twin boys.

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