Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, and as such, we need to embrace how wealthy our community is – from food to festivals, Trinidad & Tobago is a hub for the blossoming eco-friendly community! Here are 8 eco-friendly brands based in Trinidad & Tobago to #SupportLocal on Earth Day (and every day).
“Raw, Mystic and Wild” is how this brand describes their creations.
This local chocolatier uses locally grown, organic cocoa from Southern Trinidad and transforms it into exquisite treats. By using familiar and unusual flavours, Cocobel embraces the diversity of our culture in their creations.
Wake up my people! 😘 we're open today from 10am to 6pm – and if you are already on your way to the airport, don't forget to check out our stash in the caribbean airlines shop! Hope everyone had a joy filled carnival season! #dontyoudaregiveupchocolateforlent #cocobel #cocobelchocolate #carnivalsouvenir #ashwednesday #trinidadcocoa #trinitariochocolate
They even have a retail shop bat 37 Fitt Street in Woodbrook where you grab yourself some yummy treats! Find more on Cocobel here.
Full Bloom Coffee
This amazing home-roasted, ethically sourced organic coffee brand is new to the game but they are sure to be a staple in local households!
Weekend orders good to go, ready for delivery 👌 just message 3969683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll answer any questions you may have about the beans or delivery, time to enjoy the weekend 💥 #trinidadcoffee #homeroasted #homeroasting #fairtrade #organic #specialtycoffeetrinidad #organiccoffeetrinidad
Currently, they have whole bean and nibs available at stores such as Blooms, Starlite, The Sweet Beet and The Youthful Vegan – available in varying seasonal flavours! Perfect to add to smoothies, oats and even just to brew a cup to start your day, Full Bloom will surely be your new favourite coffee. Find more on Full Bloom Coffee here.
What a better way to embrace the earth than to preserve it! These local artisans take unusual items and give them new life!
Ever had a unique liquor bottle that you could not throw away? Licka Lamp takes it further by transforming a used glass bottle into a gorgeous lit lamp that adds a sparkly touch to any room. This simple, unique idea is a great way to give your pretty bottles new life and reduce waste! Find more on Licka Lamp here.
De Sign Books
If you’re on the hunt for that perfect journal or notebook, look no further. De Sign Books’ journals are made from up-cycled fete signs so that you can always take the party with you and keep track of your adventures 😉
These organic body scrubs are made from all natural ingredients with either a sugar or salt base and without any harmful dyes. You can even request different scents and essential oils for a custom gift! Find more on Oui! Scrubs here.
Received a request a few weeks ago. A customer purchase a scrub in December and wanted to place another order from Barbados. Her mom was going for Easter. Mom arrived and we received s grest thank you yesterday. Nothing makes us happier than someone loving our scrubs! #OuiScrubs #saltscrubs #sugarscrubs #footsoaks #organic #buylocal #recycle #handcrafted
Oui! Scrubs can be spotted regularly at UpMarket (the next one is at Country Club on Sunday April 30th) and at Green Market Santa Cruz.
The Horticultural Society of Trinidad & Tobago
Located at the foot of Lady Chancellor Hill, this society strives to promote and preserve native flora.
They open their doors to the public with a flower market Thursday & Friday 6am-12pm and Saturday 7am-11pm. Here you can find local flowers such as anthuriums, heliconias and orchids that will breathe life into your home.
By purchasing from the society, you help support local botanists and florists continue sustaining such natural, colourful beauty. Find more on The Horticultural Society of Trinidad & Tobago here.
Thrifters Night Market
The 4th night market is on Saturday April 29th from 4pm-10pm at Green Market Santa Cruz.
This is a unique, eco-friendly shopping experience where there is live music, local vendors and an abundance food (including vegan and vegetarian options!)
Bring you reusable containers, cups and bags to keep waste at a minimum while you support local artisans under the stars!
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