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Splurging Sustainably? This is How You Do It!
From household names to small businesses, multiple brands have taken a sustainable stand to help save our planet.
Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Do your part in supporting a sustainable brand – here are seven to choose from at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.
Sunway XFarms provides fresh, safe, and nutritious produce grown in sustainable farms here in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur
Did you know that Malaysia only produces 45% of the total amount of produce we consume? Given the growing population, especially in dense urban areas, Sunway XFarms at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is doing its part to tackle food security through the principles of local self-sufficiency.
Sunway XFarms uses zero pesticides and non-GMO seeds for all its produce. But what really distinguishes Sunway XFarms from the rest is how it goes one step further to leverage data and technology in its smart farm ecosystem to further increase productivity and reduce resources used. Upon harvest, it gets delivered to your doorstep under five hours in sustainable packaging, ensuring greater freshness and quality while reducing food miles from transportation.
There is also a self-pick-up option for Sunway XFarms customers on Fridays in five different locations around Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.
If you would like to enjoy high-quality, fresh, safe and tasty vegetables, consider trying their vegetable subscription at here.
Lush Cosmetics aims to create a cosmetics revolution to save the planet.
Lush Cosmetics is devoted to creating fresh, ethically sourced, cruelty-free, vegan, handmade, low-waste yet effective products. Their mission is to give back to the community and to promote sustainable practices within the cosmetics industry.
Since 2007, they have been running the “Charity Pot” programme – where 100% sales from a special hand and body cream made from ingredients sourced from the Sustainable Lush Fund projects that support regenerative agriculture around the world, is donated as grants to small grassroots organisations to aid in campaigns and works related to animal protection, environmental conservation, and human rights.
Lush Cosmetics and their commitments for a sustainable future.
Additionally, the packaging for the Charity Pot can be returned to Lush where it is recycled through Lush’s “Bring it Back” recycling program. Lush customers that exchange any individual Lush packaging item are entitled to RM0.50 off their in-store purchases or they can exchange five clean black pots for a fresh face mask.
Hurry on over to the Lush outlet at Sunway Pyramid to pick up products with a conscience for some self-care!
Lush, Lot G1.53, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid Mall
Sustainability has become more accessible and exciting for thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts through Quiksilver. In 2018, Quiksilver and sister brand Roxy partnered with Repreve to source recycled materials to be used for their collection. By 2020, over 200 million bottles have been used to create boardshorts for both brands, with the special ‘Ocean Made’ collection featuring products made from ocean waste.
If you are in search of gear for your next beach trip, head over to Boardriders at Sunway Pyramid!
Tanamera – eco-friendly natural remedies utilising the healing power of tropical herbs and essences. Photo credit: Tanamera
Tanamera – which translates into Red Earth in Malay – is a fitting name for a homegrown label of all-natural spa products that honours traditional Asian remedies, leveraging the healing properties of local herbs and essences.
They steer clear of using artificial colouring, perfumes, active chemicals and preservatives when formulating their all-natural products. To complement these natural products, Tanamera uses mainly unbleached recycled paper and glass bottle packaging.
Tanamera’s wide range of products is all-natural. Photo credit: Tanamera
In 2020, Tanamera launched a Zero Waste Initiative that aims to further reduce waste by offering refills for a selection of its products to customers who bring their own containers to selected Tanamera stores.
Be a part of the Zero Waste initiative today and bring your own refill bottles when you make your next spa product purchase at the Tanamera outlet at Sunway Pyramid.
Ăn Viet leverages its platform to minimise food wastage and to stop hunger.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), an estimated 17% of food is wasted in retail and at the consumption level. With that in mind, Ăn Viet made it their mission to stop hunger by minimising food wastage – honouring some common Vietnamese culinary culture such as frugality and whole animal utilisation – harnessing creative preparation methods to avoid wastage.
At Ăn Viet, customers are encouraged to choose portions that they can finish. With every empty bowl, RM0.10 will be donated to support the operations of Food Aid Foundation, a local NGO Food Bank that rescues surplus food for people in need.
Eating for a good cause!
At any point in time, if customers have selected a portion that is insufficient, they are always welcomed to top up to the largest portion at no additional charge. Customers are also able to harvest just what they need from the fresh basil leaf pot and customise their dishes with their preferred condiments at the Basil & Condiment Bar.
Feeling hungry? Head over to Ăn Viet for some delicious Vietnamese cuisine while contributing to a good cause.
There’s a reason why The Body Shop at Sunway Pyramid is deemed to be the “most sustainable store”. They recently launched a first-of-its-kind store concept titled “The Body Shop Activist Makers” workshop, aiming to encourage shoppers to explore different sustainable products and educate how everyone can play their part in protecting our planet.
The store has also been outfitted with sustainable fixtures made from reclaimed wood and recycled plastics to help minimise its environmental footprint. One notable feature would be Malaysian artist Nini Marini’s vibrant sustainable artwork, created with plastic pegs made from recycled The Body Shop plastic packaging.
Nini Marini and her mural titled ‘Change The World (2020)’ displayed exclusively at The Body Shop, Sunway Pyramid.
The Body Shop also encourages the act of reusing and reducing, with products such as The Body Shop’s aluminum refill bottles available for purchase that enables customers to refill from 12 of the brand’s most popular shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and hand wash at their refill stations in-store.
The Body Shop launches a refill revolution – empowering people to embrace the circular economy and help eliminate waste.
Photo credit: The Body Shop
Swing by Malaysia’s most sustainable The Body Shop outlet today at Sunway Pyramid!
Adelyncc – A ground-breaking sustainable and ethical fashion brand. Photo credit: Adelyncc
Founded in 2017, Adelynnc is a Singaporean fashion brand that is breaking boundaries to create beautiful, ethical, sustainable, and cruelty-free bags as well as shoes. Technological advancement has paved the way for how polymers can be constructed from recycled materials such as cork, fruit waste and plastics, allowing for lighter and equally durable products comparable to leather. Adelynnc has decided to challenge the fashion norm by utilising recycled plastic and 100% vegan leather for its star products.
The aim? To replace all major materials used for the brand with eco-friendly alternatives recycled materials by 2023.
In addition, Adelynnc only works with factories that are certified by GRS (Global Recycling Standards) and the Oeko-Tex Standard, which means all their partners have been audited by the authorities to ensure fair working standards and worker wages are maintained and all the materials used are traceable.
If you are in need of a new bag, head over to Adelynnc at Sunway Geo Avenue to pick up a glamorously sustainable (yet guilt-free) bag!