In Carnaby, we are sharing the love all year round by showing you all of the amazing ways that Carnaby gives back. Carry on reading to feel the love...
Sustainability In The City
In our very own foodie hub Kingly Court, you will find the free water refill station. Since its launch last June, the refill station has saved the use of over 30,000 plastic 500ml bottles.
Instead of a sparkly rock for your other half, consider a more conscious approach. At Joy Everley Fine Jewellers, their collection of ecologically, sustainable engagement rings are made from 100% recycled materials. Each ring holds a beautiful recycled diamond taken from a vintage treasure, reworked into its own unique design and is set in recycled gold. Prices range from £895 – £3,750.
Pepe Jeans London
have launched their eco-revolutionary washing technology Wiser Wash® X Pepe Jeans, which uses zero toxic chemicals with no water waste. The brand continues to evolve under their TRU-BLU® program, a conscious innovation initiative that aims to set a new standard in denim design. Get your blue jeans here, with prices starting at £90.
Oi Polloi is home to the brands Satta and Patagonia who are leading the way for eco-friendly shopping. Satta focuses on small-scale production using natural and sustainable materials, whilst Patagonia belongs to both the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and 1% For The Planet, pledging 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
Rosa's Thai Cafe works directly with Thai farmers to source its Asian ingredients and also buy as much local produce as possible to support UK & European producers. The restaurant also ensures that it saves water, energy and purchases positively and responsibly. Rosa’s Thai Cafe has also received an impressive two-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Premium men’s wet shaving brand, MÜHLE, is taking positive steps to encourage lifetime sustainability of products, including offering a repair service and designing the Traditional R89 – a smart lifetime product. The brand has also created the MÜHLE ORGANIC range, a holistic unisex skincare range made of natural ingredients and centering on Argan oil supplied by a Fair Trade project that supports women in Morocco.
Swim sustainable with the eco-friendly swimwear at Sweaty Betty
. The collection is made from recycled fishing nets and reduced plastic. The swimwear also has UV protection and is chlorine resistant.
At MONKI, 100% of all their cotton has been sustainably sourced, and they’re not stopping there! As part of its MONKI Cares initiative, the brand offers garment and textile recycling in Carnaby in exchange for a 10% discount voucher, and all MONKI stores and offices are powered by renewable energy.
Another brand doing their bit to save the planet is Replay, focusing on eco-friendly denim which includes ice and laserpaint jeans. Ice Blast is an eco-friendly wash treatment that has a low environmental impact, made with ice crystals, which preserves the brightness of the colours. It saves 80% of the water typically used in traditional wash treatments.
Sustainable swim shorts are now available at Paul Smith
. They are made of recycled plastic bottles that have been re-worked into colourful swim shorts with the help of innovative, Italian company Newlife.
Cheering On The Charities
You might not know that TOMS work with 90+ giving partners in 70+ countries all over the world. When purchasing a pair of TOMS shoes, they will give back a pair of shoes to those in need of them. Buying a bag of TOMS Roasting Co. coffee also donates safe water through Water For People to the seven countries where they source their coffee beans from. When you buy TOMS eyewear, it helps to restore sight to an individual in need through sight-saving surgery TOMS bags purchases also provide training for skilled birth attendants and the vital materials needed to help a woman safely give birth.
By treating yourself to a breakfast dish at Dishoom you are helping to support Magic Breakfast, a charity helping children throughout London to start their day with a healthy breakfast every day.
Since 2017, The Good Egg
has also been donating proceeds from the sale of their House Granola to Magic Breakfast. Their donations so far have reached over £5,000.
Is your go-to Dirty Bones dish the signature Chicken and Waffles? If so then you are doing great things, from every purchase of this dish, Dirty Bones are donating to their charity partner Youth Music. Dirty Bones hopes to continue to raise enough money to create an impact and support Youth Music’s charitable initiatives throughout 2019 and beyond through these sales and
through hosting music fundraising events and initiatives, including supporting Give a Gig Week in April.
Helping to support the forgotten, Darjeeling Express
donates a percentage of all proceeds to the Second Daughters Fund, a charitable cause near and dear to the Owner, Asma Khan's heart. The fund sends celebration packages for the birth of a second daughter and continues to support them in their education, aiming to give them the same opportunities as other siblings.
Another way to dine whilst making a difference is at tapas restaurant Dehesa
. When you enjoy a delicious tapas feast, £1 from every table is donated to Switchback, a charity hosting an intensive rehabilitation programme for young adult offenders.
By purchasing from the Support Women, Support The World range at Sweaty Betty
, £10 from each limited edition top will be donated to charities Fallen Angels Dance Theatre and Ditch The Label. The collection's aim is to support and celebrate strong and powerful women worldwide.
Vans is home to all your action sport needs, but did you know that within their surf division, they support Waves For Change, a charity providing a child-friendly mental health service to at-risk youth in South Africa. The two collaborated on the inspiring ‘Can't Steal Our Vibe’ film about a life-changing surfboard drive in South Africa. Their UltraRange 3D footwear is a top pick for budding surfers in Carnaby.
As well as providing all your yellow-stitched lace-up boots, iconic footwear brand Dr. Martens supports the Joe Strummer Foundation, which promotes social mobility through music, giving opportunities to aspiring musicians.
By purchasing from the It's OK not to be OK range at Lazy Oaf
, 100% of profits from the collection are donated to Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma campaign, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Purchase designs created by Tara Booth, Pete Sharp, Ellie King and David Mendez Alonso.
As well their delicious free-range chicken, Whyte & Brown
supports ethical and cruelty-free bath and beauty brand The Soap Co., owned by the charity CLARITY Employment for Blind People. CLARITY provides training and employment for people with disabilities to create high-quality, eco-friendly toiletries.
Drink in style and give back at private members’ club, The Court
, which supports the Wild at Heart Foundation, the charity founded by celebrity florist Nikki Tibbles which funds and supports animal welfare projects worldwide. 20% of the sale of their ‘Wild at Heart’ cocktail goes direct to the foundation, and don’t miss regular charity brunches on the last Sunday of every month.
For make-up lovers, Urban Decay
have launched their 'Sparkle Out Loud Collection' with the Stonewall shade being exclusive to the Carnaby boutique. 100% of the purchase price is given to the Stonewall Community Foundation
, supporting LGBT + rights across the world.
Since 2004, Havaianas and the
Institute of Ecological Investigation of Brazil (IPÊ) have joined forces to work towards the conservation of Brazillian diversity. The Havaianas IPÊ collection gives 7% of profits to the institute, and with these funds, the latter has created a long term economic fund dedicated to financing the institution in its work on the Atlantic forest, the Amazon jungle and Pantanal region. Havaianas are saving the rainforests one pair of flip flops at a time!
Spreading The Love In The Community
Take part in Wellness Wednesdays at Sweaty Betty where you can attend talks from various speakers. Previous speakers have included Kelly Holmes and Ella Woodward (known as Deliciously Ella). See the Sweaty Betty Eventbrite for upcoming talks.
Head to Chai by Mira
in Kingly Court, Mira Manek’s chai concept and lounge, for regular evening events from soulful music and cultural feastings to wellness discussions and supper clubs. Relax and feel inspired sipping on Mira’s hot chai, while listening to informative talks on topics such as mindfulness and mental wellbeing, and plant-based nutrition.
For alternative exercise, join the running club at G-SHOCK
every Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm. Through a collaboration with Chasing Light Collective, runners meet up every week to run around the streets of London. This is a great way to exercise and get to know the community at the same time. The running club is completely free and you also get to explore the city.
Beauty emporium Cowshed
is proud to offer a specialised menu of therapies developed with Jennifer Young, member of the Royal Society of Medicine, for those living with and beyond cancer. The innovate treatments include Rejuvenating Facials, Balance Body & Mind Massages and SkinCeuticals Gel Peels.
This year what better way to celebrate love than by making a difference in restoring and protecting our planet, sharing the love with the community and giving back to those in need.
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