|Atelier Souris Verte: DIY makeup, hair, and body product workshops, bring your own containers (online classes available). |
Bio'c'Bon: Unpackaged savon de marseille, best price on baking soda.
Biocoop: Carries the Mooncup in size B and unpackaged savon de marseille.
Beauté au Naturel: Bamboo toothbrushes, menstrual cup, reusable beauty products.
Buly 1803: Vegetable oils- apricot kernel, sweet almond, aloe vera macerate, açai, andiroba, tamanu, brazil nut, camellia, daisy, evening primrose, pracaxi, raspberry seed, grapeseed, rosehip, castor, tucum, tea tree, coconut pulp, prickly pear, pomegranate, and gettou. Loose poudres- rose petal, lavender, olive pit, iris root, azuki, walnut shell, rice bran, amla, and yunohana. Clays-green desert, pascalite, white, yellow, blue, pink, rhassoul, red, and illite green. Unpackaged Mount Athos and Palosanto incense sticks, silk Greek and honeycomb sponges, volcanic pumice, wool pumice, alum stone, bukkake powder, siwak (miswak) root, mimi senketsu, and emu oil. Note: A few people told me they were unable to find siwak here, stock subject to availability.
|Le Comptoir des Savonniers: Unpackaged handmade soaps including apricot, aloe, almond, amaranth, amber, argan, bamboo, salted butter / honey, wood, dead sea mud, calendula, cedar, hemp, honeysuckle, coconut, coral, eucalyptus, orange blossom, gardenia, geranium/rosewood, ginger, olive oil, jojoba / shea, jasmine, fig, iris, lavender, ivy, mentholated marjoram, mango, melon, mint, bee hive honey, musk, black hammam, patchouli, pine, peony, rosemary, petal of provence, sandalwood, anti-acne sulphur, tobacco, tea tree oil, green tea, verbena, vetiver / bergamot, royal jelly, violet.|
Le Labo: Cruelty free, vegan; refills perfume and fragrance.
La Maison du Savon de Marseille: Bulk soap.
Grande Mosquée de Paris: Bulk kohl, I read this could contain lead though and get mine at the organic market.
Herboristeries: Pigault-Aublanc for bulk siwak, Hippocrate, Pharmacie des Deux Lions
Le Retour à la Terre: Mooncup, reusable menstrual pads.
Mon Charbon: Activated carbon.
Naturalia: Mooncup size A.
Oh My Cream: Plastic-free makeup by RMS Beauty packaged in metal and glass.
VeganMania: Brush with Bamboo toothbrushes, menstrual cup, unpackaged soap.
|Au bout du Champ: Fresh produce and eggs.|
Auchan: Bulk selection including biscuits, pastas, grains, cereals, candies.
Bio'c'Bon: Bulk gluten-free cookies, grated coconut, olives, chia seeds, pastas, grains, sables, red lentils, sugar, etc.
Biocoop: Biscuits, sunflower seeds, pasta, muesli, rice, quinoa, green lentils, granola, courgette seeds, flax seeds, oatmeal, sugar.
Bio Shop: Organic produce and bulk.
Bien: Beautiful organic epicerie in the Marais.
Canal Bio: Organic products.
Carrefour: Limited bulk grains at Gare de Lyon location.
Causses: Olives, olive oil, herbs de provence, orange juice, and various spices and cheeses in bulk.
Cinemas Gaumont Pathé: Bulk candy, including M&Ms in every color.
Day by Day Batignolles: Paris' first true dedicated zero waste shop
Epicerie Fine Rive Gauche: Unpackaged spices, salts, herbs, and teas.
Epicerie Generale: Take-away juice bar, gluten-free foods, and organic produce.
L'Epicerie Végétale: Wildflower florist and organic epicerie, such a beautiful spot!
En Vrac: Wine, vinegar, spirits (rum, cognac, whiskey, etc.), mustard, and olive oil. Offers make-your-own-wine workshops in French and English.
Heratchian Frères: Spices, dry goods, feta, halloumi.
Holy Planet: Organic produce, salad bar.
|Famille Mary: Three types of honey in bulk.|
La Louve: Co-op.
La Pistacherie: Bulk açai, Goji berries, dried fruits, sesame, nuts, wasabi peas, tea.
La Récolte: Fresh, organic food straight from the producer.
La Recyclerie: Bulk wine.
La Tête dans les olives: Bulk pasta, olive oil, almonds, citrus fruits, cinnamon, herbs, takeaway lemonade, Italian specialty items.
Le Baron Rouge: Bulk wine.
Le Garde-Manger des Dames: Lovely cantine and epicerie specializing in local producers (within Ile-de-France).
Le Retour à la Terre: Wide bulk selection, including chocolate chips.
Maille: Mustard flavors on tap include vin blanc, chablis, ancienne chardonnay, and truffle.
Marché President Wilson: Olives, bulk prepared foods, cheese, milk in returnable glass bottles, nuts, aperitif snacks.
Marché Raspail Bio: Milk in returnable glass bottles, bulk chocolate, nuts, olives, fresh pasta, lentils, quinoa, grains.
Mille et Zim: Whiskey.
Naturalia: Limited bulk selection in select stores, generally quinoa, rice, and one or two other grains.
Puerto Cacao: Bulk fair-trade chocolates and Nutella-type hazelnut paste in parfait jars.
Quatre Saisons Cler: Limited bulk legumes and grains.
Sur les Quais: Salt, herbs, spices and spice blends.
Tortilleria Mil Amores: Fresh gluten-free tortillas made every Saturday.
Outside Paris: Jean Bouteille, Day by Day.
Bulk tea is available from many places in Paris, the best of which is Mariage Frères. Mariage Frères is to tea what Dreiser was to race relations or Mahler to romantic Austro-German symphonic works. Remember when Eleanor Waldorf brought Blair the most amazing Lapsang Souchong from Mariage Frères? Fill your own container with zero-waste Marco Polo, Bouddha Bleu, and Thé a l'Opera; for a Proustian exercise in epiphany and memory, dip gluten-free madeleines in a spoonful of tea and shudder.
ClothingGraine de Coton: Consignment shop dedicated to wedding attire.
Guerrisol: Secondhand chain with shops all over Paris.
La Compagnie des hommes: Men's luxury secondhand.
Le Depot Bobo: Designer and gently used baby and children's clothing, accessories, furnishings and toys.
Les Recuperables: Upcycled fashion brand.
Madre & Figlia: Well-priced, edited depot-vente with friendly owners.
Boutique Comete: Charming owner stocking pristine designer items; prices negotiable but they're already good.
Violette & Leonie: No receipts, no price tags. Secondhand and designer labels at reasonable prices.
Vintage Bar: No receipts or price tags. Prices negotiable. Designer and runway items.
To borrow clothes: L'Habibliothèque (clothes library) and C'est Ma Robe (vintage / designer dress rental)
HouseholdAu Grand Magasin: Vintage papers, pens, notebooks, folders, and art supplies.
Carton Plein: Moving materials.
Emmaus: The Rue Riquet outpost is the best.
Famille Mary: Unpackaged blocks of beeswax.
Hamon: Mercerie for unpackaged sewing materials.
La Droguerie: Ribbons, buttons, sewing notions, yarn, zippers, trims, fabric, leather elbow patches, embellishments, knitting needles, and more.
La Petite Rockette: Upcycled household items and clothing.
La Trésorerie: Utensils, cookware, bakeware, sheets, napkins, reusable shopping bags, utility items.
Marché Saint-Pierre: Fabrics and sewing notions.
I'm sorry to say I've seen nails, screws, pet toys and treats, even fishing hooks and wire unpackaged at lots of places in Paris, without noting names or streets. I'll update this post as I find things. Most markets and fromageries let you put produce, cheese, meat, and fish in your own containers (I like a stainless tiffin for meat and fish, cloth bags for bulk grains/nuts/etc., swing-top glass for juice, wine, and zero-waste sparkling water). Just hand them reusable bags and say, "J'ai un objectif zéro déchet." Am I missing any of your favorite sources?