A bustling metropolis packed with some of the world’s most creative and inventive people, Cape Town is a huge drawcard for retail enthusiasts. Yet, shopping in Cape Town when you are on holiday is even better when you can do it knowing that you’re supporting local businesses and keeping our planet healthy.
Here’s where to find sustainable fashions and more in the Mother City.
HempLove in the CBD
This female-owned fashion brand is located in the heart of the city and offers a unique take on classic designs. Made from the ever-eco-friendly hemp plant, the clothing sold here features excellent workmanship conducted in the most eco-friendly ways.
They’re also waterwise and farming efficient and a proudly local company.
Mohair Mill in Dieprivier
“Buy local, be conscious, live natural’ is the mantra behind the Mohair Mill. This shop also offers the largest and most gorgeous collection of mohair products in the world.
Mohair Mill has been around for 21 years and crafts blankets, socks, scarves, and bundles of yarn from this luxurious material. You can choose from a wide range of lovely colours confident in the knowledge that treating yourself comes with little cost to the Earth.
Mad Dogs, Online
Mad Dogs, established in 1993, is one of the oldest suppliers of econ-friendly cotton clothing in the country and known for its fun, comfortable, and colourful designs.
Apart from aesthetics and wearability, Mad Dogs clothing is long lasting, contains no artificial blends, and is of an exceptional quality.
The best part is that Mad Dogs clothing hails totally from South Africa and offers something for everyone, regardless of age or gender.
Mad Dogs regularly designs collections in collaboration with local celebrities like Das Kapital and Schalk Bezuidenhout, so keep your eyes peeled for these collectors’ items.
These clothes have it all – stand out designs, great quality, eco-friendly origins, and dog prints. Who could ask for more?
Plastic-Free Grocery Shopping Online
At Shop Zero, you can pick up the best organic foods, as well as household goods made from recycled and sustainable materials and ingredients. You can also pick up unique trinkets and jewellery crafted from ocean-origin waste and found on some of Cape Town’s best beaches.
When you order your goods, you’ll receive a complimentary spekboom cutting that helps offset the carbon emissions involved in your shipping when you plant it. As a small thank you, your order includes a plant-able card containing marigold seeds.
You can order your goods in returnable packaging or paper bags.
Discover the Joys of Shopping in Cape Town
Shopping in Cape Town offers access to unique goods, fantastic food, and interesting cultures. Book your holiday letclose to all the best stores and start working on your shopping list now.
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