How to shop more sustainably on Oxford Street

03 April 2023

Looking to shop more sustainably on Oxford Street but don’t know where to start? Fear not! We’ve rounded up our top stores doing their bit for the planet. From plant-based fibres to pre-loved fashion, there’s something for everyone.

 

Choose responsibly-sourced materials from MUJI

MUJI is on a mission to reduce the burden on our planet’s resources and they’re doing it with sustainable, plant-based materials. Meet Kapok, a light natural fibre that’s soft to the touch and responsibly sourced. Not only does it use less water to produce than cotton, but it’s also pesticide-free. Check out MUJI‘s range of stylish and functional products in-store, from classic shirts to airy dresses, and feel good knowing you’re doing your part for the environment.

 

Find better ways to shop at Selfridges

Shop as responsibly as possible without losing any of that fabulous Selfridges sparkle. Refill your fave beauty products, rent an outfit for a special occasion, buy pre-loved collections, repair your most-treasured items, upcycle love-worn garments and wedding dresses and source that dream vintage piece — all at Selfridges.

 

Score pre-loved fashion at Wornwell, Primark

Did you know you can shop Primark and pre-loved at the same time? That’s right, Primark has recently teamed up with Wornwell to offer handpicked, vintage clothing from around the globe. Think denim jumpsuits, printed sweaters and crazy patterned shirts from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Whether you’re after a one-off tee or a classic denim jacket, you’re sure to find something you’ll adore.

 

Recycle and get rewarded at River Island

Declutter your closet and take those clothes that you no longer wear to River Island. With their Take Back Scheme, you can exchange unwanted items for money off your next purchase. And it’s not just River Island clothing that they accept – any brand will do. The more you recycle, the more you save. It’s a win-win!

 

Discover vintage treasures at Beyond Retro

For all you thrifty shoppers out there, Beyond Retro is the largest vintage retailer in the UK and just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street. Here you’ll find pre-loved fashion that’s fun and will make you feel good without the guilt of a hefty carbon footprint. Grab a bargain before it’s gone!

 

Put your best foot forward at Schuh

Got some old shoes lying around? Bring them to Schuh and get £5 off your next purchase of £25 or more. Your shoes don’t even have to be from Schuh – any tatty trainers will do. So, bring in those worn-out kicks and upgrade your shoe collection guilt-free.

 

Pamper yourself (and the planet) at Lush

If you’re looking for ethical beauty and skincare, Lush has got you covered. Lush is all about using ingredients that are produced in a sustainable way and avoiding those that aren’t. And it doesn’t stop there as they’re committed to reducing plastic waste by using non-plastic, recyclable packaging. Their naked shampoo bars alone have saved nearly 6 million plastic bottles globally! Talk about a good hair day.

As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact of their purchasing choices, Lush stands out as a beacon of conscious consumerism. Individuals seeking eco-friendly alternatives are not only drawn to the quality and effectiveness of Lush’s products but also appreciate the brand’s unwavering commitment to sustainability. In a world where waste management is a growing concern, even businesses outside the beauty industry are taking notice. Companies in various sectors are exploring environmentally friendly practices, from incorporating recyclable materials into their packaging to embracing waste reduction strategies like Skip Hire Liverpool for efficient disposal and recycling. Lush’s success in merging ethical practices with consumer appeal serves as an inspiring example for businesses seeking to make a positive impact on both the planet and their bottom line.

 

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