Sustainable initiatives have been a key focus for Covent Garden, with many of our partner brands chosen to take part in the Great British Brands ZERO initiative. With sustainable values at our core, we partner with many of London’s finest sustainable shops.
From eco-friendly makeup to ethical clothing, we’ve we provide a great change of options when shopping sustainably at Covent Garden.
You can find L’Occitane in the heart of the Market Building where they store may look small but the way they work to help the planet are big. L’Occitane has partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for their customers to be able to simply recycle their empties at any of the L’Occitane boutiques. Simply bring in your empty beauty and skin care products from L’Occitane or any beauty brand to be recycled. What’s more, you will get 10% off a new full priced product!
What’s more, L’Occitane has a range of refills for their hero products that all you to reuse their packaging over and over again. They recently added shampoo, conditioner, bath, hand wash , cleansers and more to their refill range.
Bring your empties in-store or use one of their new recyclable envelopes (made from sugarcane!), provided in store when you buy a product, to recycle from home. Simply place your beauty empties in the envelope and return via your local post office, easy!→ Discover L'Occitane in Covent Garden
All Colourful Standard garments are made from 100% organic cotton, which means cotton that’s grown without genetically modified seeds. This can be grown with the help of natural rainwater, requiring no harmful chemicals in the process. By using organic, this reduces the use of pesticides and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 94%, and the brand also prides itself on using environmentally friendly colour dyes, and 100% recycled merino wool. Their designs don’t follow the usual seasonal trends and instead the range is made to be full of timeless classics, distinct from the fast fashion cycle.
Not sure what to do with your old phone? Apple in Covent Garden have a Reuse and Recycling Programme. Get credit when you recycle your eligible iPhone, iPad or selected smartphone from another manufacturer.
Trade in your eligible device at the Apple Store for instant credit towards your next purchase, or get an Apple Store Gift Card you can use anytime. If your device isn’t eligible for credit, Apple will recycle it for free.
To mark Mulberry's 50th anniversary year, the iconic British brand launched their Made to Last Manifesto, laying out an ambitious commitment to transform the business to a regenerative and circular model, encompassing the entire supply chain, from field to wardrobe by 2030.
To achieve this commitment the Made to Last Manifesto focuses on six key actions for change:
A.P.C. takes back your clothes for a reinsertion of solidarity
How does the recycling programme work?
The recycling programme allows all customers to return their old A.P.C. clothing to their Covent Garden store in exchange for a credit note valid for 6 months, according to a specific rate schedule. The returned products are aggregated and donated to a charitable organisation to be sold in a network of charity shops.
If all that sustainable shopping has got you peckish, why not stop by Seven Dials Market for lunch or dinner, where you can chose from any of their amazing 19 vendors! Not only do they serve up a delicious range of food and drink, they are also doing their bit for the planet. All of their food waste goes into a giant anaerobic digester that turns food into bio fuel, which then powers the market!
Did you know they don’t use any single-use packaging? Those shiny silver metal trays you eat off, are collected and washed by their team of trusty Kitchen Porters, along with glass-wear and cutlery.
As well as all that, they are also powered by 100% renewable electric energy, that comes from solar, wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion.