True to its name, Slowood encourages people with a hectic, fast-paced city life to slow down to enjoy the moments that matter most. Encouraging clean living and mindful moments, the grocery and zero-waste store stocks an array of all-natural, sustainably sourced drinks, snacks, kitchenware, raw produce, lifestyle and homeware goods. With a focus on offering alternatives to bulk-bought, mass-produced staples, Slowood operates with sustainability at its very core.
Life in an urban city isn’t without its issues. Hong Kong suffers from a plastic pandemic of epic proportions, discarding over five million plastic bottles alone on a daily basis. The city’s beaches and sea shores often lie in ruin at the hands of a seemingly never-ending, single-use cycle. But all isn’t lost; the future isn’t necessarily bleak. The world is recognising the problems that have come with fast-fashion, fast food, and unsustainable lifestyles, and Hong Kong is following suit.
If you’re looking to take some steps toward a waste-free, wellness-focused lifestyle and curb your carbon footprint, there are plenty of businesses and initiatives in Hong Kong to help you on your way. The growth of the wellness industry can be seen across the city and eco-friendly shops, cruelty-free beauty brands and the like are cropping up around nearly every corner, encouraging city-dwellers to adopt sustainable practices across all aspects of their life. We’ve put together a city guide for wellness warriors looking to experience the best of Hong Kong living, and those looking to stay sustainable in every aspect of your life, from the produce in your pantry to the car you drive. By Amanda Sheppard