Bambú Living Sustainably in Edinburgh is a family-run small startup whose aim is to raise awareness in the excessive use of plastic and packaging in our daily modern lifestyle. We offer an alternative option for people to buy products such as food, everyday household products, toiletries and beauty products plastic free from bulk. By encouraging people to re-use existing or donated containers whenever possible, we believe together we can make a difference and leave a cleaner, more sustainable planet for the future.
We started the journey back in 2018 with a modest selection of healthy snacks such as nuts, dried fruit, and seeds to complement a healthier and nutritious diet as well as soap, shampoo bars and washing up liquid refill to reduce single-use plastic containers. As we grew organically, we introduced more products gradually upon demand and request from customers endorsing and supporting local and/or independent producers.
All the producers and collaborators that we choose to work with have been selected carefully because of their good ethics they stand for and practice in sourcing, producing products while minimising waste. We love to endorse independent and local businesses whenever possible, particularly if they also support worthwhile causes and charities.
When we first started, we only carried a small selection of sustainable items, today we have over 200 products with a wide selection. These range from food including our own Bambú signature mixes, which consists of healthy package-free snacks such as Fruity mix, Simona's mix, Organic mix, and Organic seed mix with goji berries for breakfast). We also carry staples (organic pasta, rice, couscous, pulses, beans, oil) and household refills (washing-up, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner refills, laundry powder), easy swaps (soap, shaving & shampoo bars, bamboo toothbrushes, plastic-free toothtabs, dental floss, face masks) and more. Bringing plastic-free shopping closer, so you don't have to travel as far.