Treasure hunt in Soho with Conscious Me

I always love the Soho area and doing a treasure hunt around the area sounded very appealing especially on my birthday. The treasure hunt was a little bit different in that the treasure was socially conscious businesses in the area and we were visiting a few of them. 

Big thanks goes to Conscious Me & IgersLondon for organising the event it was lots of fun and informative. It was a pleasure meeting lots of business that also represent my personal goals for a sustainable world. Find out more about Conscious Me using the link below where you can find more businesses around the area that are having a positive impact on their local community. I like their saying “making better everyday choices” – httpss://consciousme.com/

1 – Nadler Hotel

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We started off in the heart of Soho at the Nadler Hotel. This hotel has a few differences to the normal hotel in that it doesn’t have a restaurant and tries to keep its carbon foot print to a minimum. 

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The hotel rooms have 3 taps the usual hot and cold and another with mineral water. Encouraging the customers to use this their water instead of buying bottles.
Each room also has recycling bins separating the plastics, glass from the other rubbish.

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Find out more about the hotel on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my flickr the link is at the bottom of the post.

W : https://www.thenadler.com/soho.shtml
I : https://www.instagram.com/nadlerhotels

2 – Nudie Jeans Co.

Our next stop was Nudie Jeans Co further on in Soho. They are a sustainable company and use 100% organic cotton (reached in 2012) purchasing it from sustainable farms.

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One of the key selling points of their jeans is that they can be repaired free in certain stores. 

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Nudie Jeans is part of the Fair Wear Foundation ensuring everyone in the production cycle works under fair conditions. 

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Check out their website to find your closest repair shop.  Also more photos can be found on my Flickr the link is at the bottom of the post. 

W : https://www.nudiejeans.com/
I :   httpss://instagram.com/nudiejeans/

3 – Lush Cosmetics

Next stop on last weeks treasure hunt around Soho was beautiful looking Lush Cosmetic shop on Oxford Street. The smell hits as soon as you venture inside. 

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I have always walked past but never gone in. They fight a war against waste, animal testing and palm oil.

Lush face mask certainly smell good you could eat it 😉 but I didn’t try it on.

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Soaps galore with all kinds of varieties catering for every taste or smell. They are all hand made and never tested on animals. The business began in Poole, Dorset in 1995.

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Find out more about the shop on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my flickr the link is at the bottom of the post.

W : httpss://www.lush.co.uk
I : httpss://instagram.com/lushoxfordstreet/

4 – Leon

They are a founder member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association which helps to source ingredients from sustainable sources. To engage with the local community to manage their impact on the local community.

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Find out more about the restaurant on their website / Instagram below.  

W : https://leonrestaurants.co.uk/
I : httpss://instagram.com/leonrestaurants/

5 – Whole Foods

Next was Whole Foods an organic food store. They sell the highest quality natural and organic products available. 

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Their mission statement is 

With great courage, integrity and love – we embrace our responsibility to co-create a world where each of us, our communities and our planet can flourish. All the while, celebrating the sheer love and joy of food.

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Their environmental goals are to reducing waste & consumption of non-renewable resources. They promote and participate in recycling programs in the communities. And are committed to re-usable packaging, reduced packaging, and water and energy conservation.

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Find out more about the shop on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my flickr the link is at the bottom of the post.

W : https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/
I : httpss://instagram.com/wholefoodslondon/

6 – Ceviche

This is a Peruvian restaurant and they were a winner of the Most Improved Sustainable Restaurant Award in 2015.

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All their meat is traceable and sourced from high welfare and Red Tractor affiliated farms. Plus they try to use as much local produce as possible.

Find out more about the restaurant on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my flickr the link is at the bottom of the post.

W : https://www.cevicheuk.com/
I : httpss://instagram.com/cevicheuk/

7 – The House of St Barnabas

Our next stop was the private members club tackling homelessness they are a non profit organisation it also has a chapel.

WE PLEDGE TO CREATE A FAIRER SOCIETY, TO CONNECT A COMMUNITY OF SOCIAL CHANGE MAKERS AND WORK TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS.

The history of the places goes back to 1659 with the chapel being opened in 1864 called the Chapel of St Baranabas.

Find out more about the house and how you can help on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my Flickr the link is at the bottom of the post.

W : httpss://hosb.org.uk
I : httpss://instagram.com/hostbarnabas/

8 – The Dominion

The theatre is an environmental friendly place trying to keep their carbon foot print to a minimum. 

It is part of the Green Tourism Business and received a gold award. 100% of their waste is recycled.

Find out more about the theatre on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my Flickr the link is at the bottom of the post. 

W : www.dominiontheatre.com/theatre/
I : Www.instagram.com/dominiontheatre

9 – Neals Yard Remedies

Beauty with no nasties. Established in 1981 in Covent Garden, they have a passionate belief that beauty should be natural not synthetic.

They also believe in nature, transparency & honesty all customers should know what goes in the products.

Find out more about the store on their website / Instagram below. Also more photos can be found on my Flickr the link is at the bottom of the post.

W : 

www.nealsyardremedies.com

I : www.instagram.com/nyr_official 

10 – The Hospital Club

Our final stop is at the private members club called The Hospital Club. It has been awarded 3 stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for demonstrating a significant commitment to sourcing local, sustainable, seasonal produce and food preparation.

They are also taking part in Sustainability week 2015 which begins on 14th November till 20th November 2015. Check out more on their website below.

W : https://www.thehospitalclub.com
I : https://instagram.com/thehospitalclub

To view the rest of the photographs I took on an enjoyable day visiting varies business click below. If you also like going on interesting photo walks sign up to Instagrammers London below they are a friendly bunch.

Links
httpss://consciousme.com/
https://www.meetup.com/InstagramersLondon/
httpss://instagram.com/alalchan/
httpss://www.flickr.com/photos/alalchan/albums/72157660543728932

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