Eco Manchester

Written by on January 11, 2013 in Travel - No comments

Allmygoodness took to the streets of Manchester on a quest to find the best and most exciting places for organic, eco-friendly and vintage shoppers.

eight dayIf you are looking for a tasty yet eco dish in Manchester, Eighth Day is a health food store and café on Oxford road. They sell a broad range of nutritional supplements, cruelty free cosmetics and eco-friendly cleaning products. Eighth Day tries to purchase goods and services in a fair and sustainable way. They recycle all our cardboard, paper, tin cans, plastic bottles and glass via Emerge Recycling, a social enterprise based in Manchester. The café’s uncooked vegetable waste is taken to Smithfield market for composting. What’s more? They do not supply or sell plastic carrier bags. They offer fairly traded jute bags from India to encourage re-use. So visit their café or shop and enjoy delicious soups and stews or use their catering servi ce for events. Find out more information on their website.

retyreOr perhaps it is sustainable furniture you are looking for? Allmygoodness delighted in visiting The Dojo Ecoshop on Mason Street. The Dojo Ecoshop are a small, independent company. They pride themselves on making products that reflect the textile history and heart of Manchester. The business was the dream of Sarah and Jonathan. Ever since 1990 the pair have provided Manchester with the finest sustainable furniture. They use the best organic and natural materials to produce well designed, functional eco goods that are made to be used, to be enjoyed and to last. They are committed to fair trade from start to finish, from sourcing ethically produced fabrics and fillings to honest pricing of all of their products. Whether it is bedding, bathroom towels or a bird house you are looking for – Dojo Ecoshop can provide.

afflecksManchester has an excellent variety of vintage shops but by far Allmygoodness found that Afflecks in the Northern Quarter provide the best assortment of vintage. With four floors of shops you can find brilliant vintage wherever you look. The Retro Games shop does what it says on the tin but can make a fantastic quirky gift.

remembermeOr visit the first floor of Afflecks where you will find: The Rememberme. The Rememberme make handmade jewellery with a difference. An excellent assortment of brooches, earrings, headbands, bangles and one off unique pieces are available. You can even create your own customised jewellery from original vintage items.

So if you are looking for an eco-friendly weekend away or day out, AllmyGoodness thoroughly recommend Manchester.

About the Author

Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha