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6 x sustainable shopping stars of Amsterdam

Eco-friendly goods in the capital

In Amsterdam you can browse and buy a wide choice of fashion items and other products that are responsibly produced – sustainable shopping, in other words! Discover six ‘green’ shops that offer bags, shoes and clothing.

In Amsterdam you can browse and buy a wide choice of fashion items and other products that are responsibly produced – sustainable shopping, in other words! Discover six ‘green’ shops that offer bags, shoes and clothing.

The store is packed with kilim carpets and specially designed rugs and cushion covers

#1. Kindred Spirits

You’ll be inspired by all the beauty on offer at Kindred Spirits. The store is packed with kilim carpets and specially designed rugs and cushion covers. There’s a gorgeous collection of handmade leather boots and it’s a good place to go for accessories and jewellery, too. Traditional, honest and authentic are the Kindred Spirits keywords. Owners Jovanna and Martijn have been inspired by their many travels, as you can see in their designs.

Utrechtsestraat 47, thekindreds.com

#2. Gekaapt

Located on the Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam-West, Gekaapt stocks unusual brands and sustainable items, from plant accessories (yes, you’ve got that right, plant accessories), unique photo frames and cards to vintage clothing and marble coasters that will last a lifetime. In addition, Gekaapt has developed its own line of products that fit the animal-free, vegan lifestyle. Thanks to the choice selection in this store, browsing is an inspiring experience. Be sure to check out the bikinis: they are no-frills, but beautifully classic and super alluring. Love colour? Then you must visit this place. Gekaapt also has a webshop where you can go 24/7. Happy shopping!

Kinkerstraat 316, gekaapt.nl

From plant accessories, unique photo frames and cards to vintage clothing and marble coasters that will last a lifetime
Sample goods include Amsterdam brand Maium’s raincoats, made from recycled plastic bottles

#3. Verse Good Store

This spacious store with its fair-trade clothing, shoes and accessories is located in the heart of the Pijp. Sample goods include Amsterdam brand Maium’s raincoats, made from recycled plastic bottles, and shoes and boots by TD Leather Boots from Ethiopia (proceeds benefit local communities).

Gerard Doustraat 84, versegoodstore.com

#4. O My Bag

Love a beautiful bag? O My Bag has plenty, from wonderful work bags to classic cross-bodies. Each one is made from fair-trade, vegetable-tanned leather and has been produced under humane working conditions. Already own a bag from O My Bag (like many Amsterdammers)? Then why not swap it for a piece from the vintage library?

Ceintuurbaan 117, omybag.nl

O My Bag has plenty, from wonderful work bags to classic cross-bodies.
Studio JUX’s clothing is handmade with love and dedication in its own factory in Kathmandu

#5. Studio JUX

Studio JUX’s clothing is handmade with love and dedication in its own factory in Kathmandu. The Nepalese makers are supported by JUX, and you can identify exactly who made each garment. You can find all this good stuff at their flagship store, in the midst of all kinds of other small labels.

Ceintuurbaan 252, Studiojux.com

#6. LENA Library

At LENA Libary you can buy clothes, and also borrow them. How great is that? Especially when you’re suffering from wardrobe boredom and want a new outfit. To borrow clothes, first join the ‘clothing library’. Each item has a charge, which you pay per day, so you are not committed to anything and the need to buy new clothes diminishes. Worth a try!

Westerstraat 174H, lena-library.com

You can buy clothes, and also borrow them
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