Who’s putting the re in retail and where to find them.
- Tuck Shop
- At Tuck Shop, the slow fashion movement is celebrated and it’s evident with each brand that lovingly lines their racks, from those that prioritise sustainability, are sourced ethically and are handmade by local artisans. This is a must-stop for anyone who is on a mission to cultivate a more thoughtful wardrobe. 235 Middle Road, Southampton, 238-8825
If you’re looking for an environmentally conscious retailer that cares equally about the health of the planet and your five-step skincare routine, Cassine fits the bill. Fall favourites handpicked by co-owner Mia Chambray include enriching body oils, hand-poured coconut wax candles and recycled cotton blankets. 25 Reid Street, Hamilton, www.cassine.shop.
- Indigo Song
- When Amanda Temple and Sacha Blackburne started Indigo Song, sustainability was a guiding principle in their creative process. The whimsical watercolour prints that adorn their garments are digitally printed onto eco-friendly fabrics with plant-based inks. Not to mention, all designs are inspired by Bermuda—a reminder of the paradise you can cherish for a lifetime. www.indigosong.com
- Sew Brew
- Conservation is at the heart of Sew Brew, a small artisan business that uses lionfish fins to create truly one-of-a-kind rings, pendants and keychains while spreading awareness of Bermuda’s most invasive ocean species. The creation of handcrafted products such as these demonstrates there is no limit to the sustainable materials we have at our disposable. www.sew-brew.com
- Fine Art Prints by Meredith Andrews
- With her colourful and striking artwork created from beachcombed plastics, Meredith Andrews is spreading awareness of ocean pollution. Prints from her recent exhibition, Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living, can be purchased from the Bermuda National Gallery, with proceeds to benefit KBB. Alternatively, order a bespoke piece from the artist herself. Who knew trash could look so beautiful? www.bng.bm/shop
- Raw Island Jewels
- If you’re looking for bespoke jewellery that does not cut any corners when it comes to style and sustainability, look to Raw Island Jewels. Courtney Bushner handmakes her exquisite pieces from recycled materials and ethically sourced natural gemstones from India. From birthstone necklaces to statement rings, each piece symbolises a flawless connection to the earth. www.rawislandjewels.com
- Salt + Cedar
- For clean beauty and sustainable lifestyle alternatives, Salt + Cedar checks all the boxes. Founder Andrea Fubler’s expertise in eco-conscious living is evident through the brand’s expansive collection of products that aim to help you “embrace a greener, gentler lifestyle.” Plus, they even offer a refillable range of essential soaps and lotions in-store. Emporium Building, 69 Front Street, Hamilton, 824-7258; www.saltandcedar.bm
- Thrift Stores
- One of the simplest ways to adopt a sustainable lifestyle is to go thrifting, and luckily in Bermuda second-hand stores abound. When you purchase from stores such as Orange Bay Company, Hidden Treasures and Restart, you invest in things that have already been created which decreases the amount of waste sent to Tynes Bay.
- Lacquered Lounge
- This green beauty haven located in the charming town of St. George is making significant strides in Bermuda’s spa industry. All of their treatments incorporate organic and vegan products, and their retail selection features a tight curation of sustainable products that you won’t want to live without. 16 Water Street, Somers Wharf Unit #5, St.George’s, 735-2265; www.lifestylebylacquered.com
- Wild Island Apiaries
- At Wild Island Apiaries, the craft of beekeeping is spearheaded by a sustainable approach. All hives are chemical and antibiotic free to ensure each jar of raw, golden honey is produced free from toxins. The beekeepers at Wild Island Apiaries are passionate in their commitment to raising awareness about the importance of Bermuda’s honeybees. Shop their range of products online, which includes beeswax food wraps and candles. 536-0140; www.bees.bm
- Factor Bermuda
- Luxury swimwear brand Factor Bermuda cares equally about sustainability and sun protection. Inspired in Bermuda and created ethically in New York, each piece is crafted with Italian Lycra derived from rescued ocean plastics. Timeless and elegant in their design, these suits are made to be worn for years to come. www.factorbermuda.com
- This water-enthusiast apparel company, co-founded by Bermudian Gray Robinson, has created the world’s first sustainable line of seashell wetsuits made exclusively from biodegradable and recycled materials. As well as using green production methods, Maluku prioritises the environment by donating portions of its profits to restoring coral reefs. www.maluku.surf
- Founded by Jacqui Smith, online retailer REDO aims to help islanders reduce their reliance on plastic. Sustainable and reusable alternatives to everyday items have been thoughtfully curated into kits to make the switch to a greener lifestyle a seamless transition. Whether you are an individual consumer or a business, REDO is passionate about helping you adopt greener habits. www.redo.bm