Toronto Is Getting Another Zero-Waste Retail Store

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News of malls banning straws and retailers making promises of plastic-free futures signal that sustainability isn’t just a trend, it’s here to stay.

Toronto already has retailers like Eco + Amour and Unboxed Market that provide package-free products for shoppers that look to waste less. And now, a popular zero-waste pop-up market is getting its own permanent retail location.

bare market will be opening its first permanent store location within the next six months.

In an interview with Retail-Insider, Dayna Stein, bare market’s founder, said that the store’s first location will be located in Toronto’s Danforth Area. The decision to open a permanent space came after seeing the success and popularity of the pop-ups, which began in 2018.

Stein has hosted 65 pop-ups since the concept’s inception, with partners like Patagonia and a variety of different farmers’ markets supporting the initiative. “We’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced body and home care products in bulk that are good for you and good for the planet,” the website states.

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The first Toronto store will be located at 1480 Danforth Avenue.

Stein plans for the store to open in December 2019 or January 2020, and the store will span over 2,800-square-feet. Shoppers can expect to shop body care, home care, cleaning ingredients, and other lifestyle essentials, all with the mission to reduce waste and cut costs. While the pop-ups focus mainly on lifestyle products, the store will also stock bulk foods and kitchen essentials that are produced locally in Toronto.

In addition, shoppers can expect to see workshops and classes on how to reduce waste at home and live a more healthy life in-store.

Until the permanent location opens, you can shop bare market at one of its upcoming pop-ups. Find the next pop-up on baremarket.ca.

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