When green becomes commercial
After major refurbishments and renovations, Siam Discovery shopping centre reopened its doors two months back, unveiling an impressive new look as well as a brand new concept. It is worth noting that among the numerous modernisations, the shopping complex has also taken a futureoriented stance regarding the environment and sustainability. In addition to its own efforts including the use of LED lamps as well as water and waste recycle systems, it also offers customers help to make eco-conscious choices with its Eco Select (EC). This term classifies sustainable products and brands in terms of goal, production and material. To make your next purchase a little greener, look out for the EC sign and check out some of our recommended brands.
MADMATTER: Every year more than 10 million tons of clothes go to landfills, despite still being in good conditions. The lifestyle brand Madmatter has made it their goal to reduce this waste by producing caps, hats, bags and shoes from 100% recycled materials. By ‘reusing’ and ‘repurposing’ second-hand clothes, they create well-made everyday items, giving them a new life.
LABRADOR: The leather brand Labrador produces all kind of beautiful accessories, ranging from bags and wallets, to key chains and phone covers. All of their products are handmade from high-quality raw materials, giving them a unique character. This ensures a long-lasting durability and makes them easily recyclable as well.
SCRAP SHOP: This eco-venture was launched by Kasetsart University of Architecture aiming to promote environmental awareness among the general public. All of their products— ranging from notebooks, bags, toys and even furniture—are crafted from reusable waste materials. Design students as well as local craftspeople are involved in the development of Scrap Shop’s products, always trying to find creative solutions and innovative designs to use discarded materials
TINY TREE: If you are looking for something to light up your home, but don’t really have a green thumb, check out these cute little terrariums from Tiny Tree. Made from recycled glass bottles which are decorated with fern and moss, these quirky, green home decorations are easy to take care of and bring a little life into every room. Alternatively, you can even make your own little garden with the ‘D.I.Y. Terrarium’ kit.
HOM FRAGRANCE: Make your home smell nice with one of these aroma candles from Hom Frangrances. Meaning “pleasant smell” in Thai, these little lights are available in different scents including apple cinnamon, eucalyptus peppermint and coco mango. The candles are made of recycled bottles, and natural soy bean wax. The oil is extracted from soybeans and hydrogenated. This process alters the melting point of the oil, making it solid at room temperatures.
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