There was no hesitation in our minds that our third coastal store was to be in vivacious Brighton. Brighton is booming in green culture ,it is ranked one of the greenest cities in the UK. With local MP Caroline Lucus, the UK’s only Green Party MP who is fighting for a sustainable future.
Bursting with creativity and charm, known for its laid back vibe, Brighton is a must visit coastal town.
With active living and a deep connection to the sea being close to our hearts, then a dip in the ocean is a must, check out BKSA Brighton kite surf and Sup academy and Yellow wave beach sports club for fun beach activities.
No day by the seaside is complete without a trip to the pier and Brighton is no different. This historical attraction was built in 1899 and is just as fun today. Try your luck in the arcades, or brave the zip wire.
From the pier, why not take a bike ride along the promenade. We are loving how Brighton is tackling emissions by being a “City cycling revolution “. BTN rent a bike scheme has hundreds of drop off points making it easy to take in the sights! The council are also installing electric charging points with a 50% discount on parking permits on low-emissions vehicles.
Situated in the lanes is the Mesmerising and beautifully ornate royal pavilion. Rich in an abundance of Brighton history you can take a tour and visit the museum before wandering the gardens. Leaving the pavilion gardens leads you to the renowned quirky lanes with bags of character and colourful sights including the buildings and some amazing artistic street graffiti.
When it comes to sustainable shopping options, Brighton offers a plethora to help you along your greener journey. Check out Brighton’s open market, home to an array of independent traders including ‘Wastenot’ for all your sustainable produce and household cleaning goods, or Infinity foods for sustainable groceries.
There is no shortage of Eco fashion, there is an abundance of vintage shops mostly situated near our store in the heart of the cool North Laines. A visit to Snoopers Paradise is a feast for the eyes!a huge two floor building full of vintage treasures and sustainable creative talented designers.
If vintage isn’t your thing, you are not left out we also love these sustainable gems:
Lucy and yack - Ethical sourced clothing, known for their funky dungarees.
Kate and Aud - Beautiful floaty Ethical handmade up cycled clothing
The fair shop- Sustainable and fair trade clothing.
Vegetarian shoes- Our lovely neighbours.
The south lanes are made of characteristic cobbled alleyways packed with antique jewellery galore, Perfect for discovering unique pieces.
Enjoying all Brighton splendours you are bound to work up an appetite and if it’s one thing that Brighton has, it is the largest choice of the most delicious vegetarian and vegan sustainable cafes and restaurants.
We adore Gardner cafe - The real junk food project, which aims to decrease the high level of food waste whilst feeding the people who need it, on a pay as you feel basis. The food is delicious and we adore the zero waste approach.
Other yummy favourites are:
Iydea - Fusion of delicious plant based dishes.
Wai Kiki moo Kau - Cute little casual cafe been going for 30 years
Purrezza - Super tasty vegan pizzeria
Loving Hut - Asian accented with some vegan fish and chips thrown in there too
Glazed - Yummy vegan donuts for that sweet tooth
What better way to quench your adventure day thirst, than with our talented tea mixology neighbours, Bird&Blend tea co with the best teas in town. With hundreds of natural teas to choose from, it’s flavour innovation at its finest.
If a little tipple is desired then definitely try a super delicious and sustainable Brighton Gin served with a cheeky little stick of rock, for Cool touch. These guys are fair trade, locally sourced and use an eco friendly distilling process and bottled in recycled glass. Definitely worth a taste.
Your adventure doesn’t have to end as the evening draws in. Brighton is renowned for its nightlife. Of course there are the nightclubs, but we love the array of arts, theatre and creativity that this vibrant city has to offer. Throughout the year you will be able to catch festivals such as Great escape, Brighton Fringe or colourful Pride. There is never a dull moment!
So on your Brighton adventures pop in and say hello and we would love to show you some of our eco friendly sustainable goodies.
Sustainability is so fundamental in the present day and future and we are happy that other like minded business share this as their core values, together we can unite for a greener future.
Alessia - WiDEYE Brighton Store Manager
Photo credits: @bozena_poz - Instagram
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