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 70,000 plastic 500ml bottles.
We’re loving Carnaby newcomer Napapijiri and their cutting-edge Skidoo Infinity, a sustainable jacket designed to be 100% recycled, made from ECONYL® recycled material. After two years, return your jacket and it will be processed into new yarn and new products!
For the best in stylish, eco-friendly activewear, head to the Sweaty Betty flagship and check out the brand’s first recycled leggings, the new Camo Super Sculpt. The revolutionary bum-sculpting leggings have been made using 17 post-consumer PET plastic bottles that have been transformed into high performance polyester.
Carnaby newcomers and global footwear brand, Birkenstock, are now helping your feet look as pretty as your sandals with their Natural Skin Care range. Exclusive to the Carnaby store, the collection is environmentally friendly, vegan, and contains an anti-ageing ingredient found in cork oak. Not just for your feet, the line also includes everything from body scrub to revitalizing shampoo.
Söderberg’s delicious baked goods are made using responsibly sourced ingredients including flour from Shipton Mill, who uses Soil Association approved organic farming practices. Their Vegware take-away cups are not only recyclable but compostable, plus, if you buy a reusable keep-cup, you’ll get a free bun and coffee for £1!
The menswear favourite Oliver Spencer is taking huge steps to become more sustainable including minimising packaging, resulting in a 36,934kg reduction in their carbon footprint. Their Berwick Street store is powered by renewable energy and 41% of the cotton used in the AW19 collection is organic.
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.
While most of us are sleeping soundly, the day boats are already heading into Brixham market with their fresh catch. All the fish served in Wright Brothers Soho is caught on our UK coast and is as sustainable as it can be, and truly sea-to-plate as it’s delivered to the restaurant in under 24 hours.
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.
Celebrate 25 years of VIVA GLAM at M.A.C. with their exclusive lipstick collection. The charitable campaign raises money and awareness for those affected by HIV and AIDS and homeless LGBTQ+ youth and has so far changed over 19,000,000 lives. When you buy VIVA GLAM, you’re buying more than a lipstick.
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.
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.
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.
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 food that's both healthy and sustainable, head to The Detox Kitchen, who give all unsold food to Karma and food waste to pale green dot, a company that turns food waste into farm fertiliser. The kingly court deli also offers a discount when you bring your own Tuppaware and coffee cup.
Spreading The Love In The Community
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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