Centre Commercial has become one of the coolest stores in Paris thanks to its commitment to mix fashion with sustainability. Founded by the team behind the Veja trainer brand, Centre Commercial is a fascinating space dedicated to cool, sustainable brands and artistic projects. Here, customers can move away from fast fashion brands and instead browse labels that are long lasting and environmentally friendly. Brands include Veja, Bleu de Paname, Church’s and Paraboot.
Centre Commercial, 9 rue Madame, 75006 Paris, +33 (0)9 6352 0179
Welcome Bio fully immerses visitors in the world of sustainability, promoting recycling, healthy eating and anti-waste. It encourages customers to support the store ethos through a series of initiatives, such as Le Bazar, a concept store that stocks ecological, sustainable and innovative products. Welcome Bio also offers an organic takeaway shop where everything is handmade and 100% organic, and an organic food store. Located in the 11th arrondissement, it offers a plethora of beautiful sustainable items from notebooks to beauty products, plants to pottery, all of which would make the perfect gift from Paris.
Welcome Bio, 10 rue Boulle, 75011 Paris, +33 (0)1 4357 9849
Asap, which stands for As Sustainable As Possible, is an ethical fashion store offering an alternative to fast fashion and focusing on breaking down seasonal trends. All items in the store are 100% natural or recycled. Products include beautiful cashmere scarves that have been naturally dyed with elements such as leaves, berries, roots and flowers ‒ meaning that they are biodegradable and hypoallergenic. The store also offers a good selection of accessories and leather products that have been made from leather tanned with vegetable tannins and no chemicals.
Asap, 99 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4222 2890
Walk around Paris and within about 10 minutes the chances are you’ll have seen at least a couple of people wearing Veja trainers. The brand has become one of the most talked in Europe for its classic white shoes sporting a distinctive V logo. It stands out for another reason, too, as the French brand is all about fair trade and social responsibility. It works directly with small producers in Brazil, who create each pair of its cult trainers from recycled plastic bottles and wild rubber. The environmentally friendly sneakers are made without chemicals and each stage of the shoe-making process has a positive impact. Veja trainers are stocked in some of the city’s coolest boutiques, including concept stores Merci and Centre Commercial.
Aujourd’hui Demain is celebrated as Paris’ first vegan concept store. It is a haven for those who love to shop for unique products, and here visitors can do so in the knowledge that everything sold or prepared in the store is 100% vegan. Striving to be as ethical and sustainable as possible, the urban-chic store offers a wide selection of products, from culinary delights to cosmetics, footwear and ready-to-wear. Shop for cool, ethically sourced souvenirs before heading to the organic café where you can refuel with an almond-milk latte or enjoy a veggie bowl made with top seasonal ingredients.
Aujourd’hui Demain , 42 rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris, +33 (0)9 8165 2001