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Eco-friendly shopping at 210 on Long in Cape Town

Think green every day!

As the name suggests it’s on Cape Town’s famous Long Street. This iconic street is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and there are some amazing shops, markets, restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs. The renovation of the 210 on Long mall in 2009 included the usage of eco-friendly materials. The mall 210 on Long is an exciting mix of 'Long Street Style' and sustainable shopping.

The result is a green and brown coloured mall. Shop with pleasure and protect the environment at the same time: a percentage of everything sold here is either eco-friendly, organic, recycled, subscribed to Fair Trade principals or made locally. This mall offers an innovative, vibrant experience for conscious retailers and consumers alike.

This environmentally-friendly shopping haven is open during the week from 10am until 6pm and on the weekends from 10am until 4pm.

Shops on 210 on Long:

Sun Treal
The word ‘Treal’ is a anagram of two words: true and real. It is used to describe the street fashion available at this store. The eye-catching, creative, funky yet practical fashion is created for individuals living the Cape Town lifestyle. So, keep it Treal!

Olivia Eats
This is certainly the ideal place to spend your lunch break. Actually, whether you are there for a cup of coffee or a delicious lunch the main thing is to enjoy the fresh ingredients and the creative cooking. There are tasty sandwiches and a variety of salads as well as cakes and muffins to take-away or enjoy in the middle of happening Long Street. 

Sioux Salon
Cut, colour, wash or blow dry, here you’ll find everything your hair desires! At Sioux Salon you will also find make-up. This is the ideal place to treat not only your hair, but your skin too. 

Mantra Tattoo
Walking through Cape Town you’ll see them everywhere, in forms of people’s body art. In all forms and colours, people use their skin as the canvas for their personal mottos, characters and memories. All products used at Mantra Tattoos follow the rules of the World Health Organisation and are sterilized and disposable.

May Bru
May Bru comes from the Afrikaans word 'my broe' meaning 'my brother' but is also used 'for my friend' or 'my buddy'. Not only is the name cool, but so are the products. Visit May Bru to check out the fashionable t-shirts, stylish clothes, caps and funny XXL lighters.

Baobab Books
Are you looking for an exciting book for the beach? Or have you been searching for a specific read? No matter what you are looking for, Baobab Books, with its huge selection, will more than likely have it. 

Filth Clothing
Filth Clothing was founded by four young entrepeneurs and they should be proud. The clothes and accessories are interesting and unusual. Their stylish designs from South Africa are no doubtedly influenced by the Mother City lifestyle. 

Deli & Superette
There are lots of goodies waiting for you at the Deli. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of sandwiches or pancakes or maybe a pasta for lunch. Also on offer are smoothies, coffee cakes and muffins.

Environmetal awareness is top priority here. The shop is carpeted with hemp carpets, the walls are painted with Breathecoat paints, the clothing is hung on recycled hangers and the store is lit with energy saving LED lights. They stock products ranging from clothes, shoes and hats to soap and hair care products. An environmentally-conscious shopping experience for the ethical consumer.

Walk in to JJ's and you will find a mix of arts and crafts lovingly created with both hand and heart. JJ's stocks wood and wire arts and crafts as well as wall hangings, masks and beautful Indian-inspired dresses and skirts. They also stock leather clothing.

by Clara Neumann

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