The Best Sustainble Clothing, Zero Waste Food, and Clean Beauty Stores in Seville
I am excited to welcome Seville-local and eco-friendly products expert Emi to Thoughtful Flamingo to share her top sustainable clothing, zero waste food, and clean beauty stores in Seville, Spain. A few years ago, she started researching the chemicals in her products and the effects they had on her and the planet. She decided to ditch all her makeup, which was full of nasty chemicals, switch to organic beauty products, and start her blog Midorita to share her experiences moving toward a greener household. Check out her site and her Seville sustainable and ethical picks below.
[All shops are saved to this Seville Good Finds Google Maps List to use on your upcoming Spain visit.]
Emi, take it away…
Hi, I’m Emi and I’m based in Seville, the capital of Andalusia, the largest region in Spain, which is located in the very south of the country. Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain, after Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia.
Seville has always been quite a traditional city, but I’d say that it’s becoming more and more open to new ways of thinking so, you’ll be able to find now some good quality sustainable and organic stores (see below!).
If you’re looking for sustainable and ethical clothes, Verde Moscú is the place to go. This store opened in 2012 after the owners saw the big environmental impact of the clothing industry. They carefully choose brands that not only use organic fabrics but are also sustainably manufactured. They also make sure the brands they sell are respectful towards the rights and dignity of the people who make the clothes. You can find international brands like Armedangels and Monkee Genes, and Spanish brands like Urbanita.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30am-2:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Saturdays 11:00am-2:30pm and 5:00pm - 8:30pm, closed Sundays
Phone: +34 955 19 97 77
Bien y Bio
Close to Verde Moscú is a shop called Bien y Bio. The owner, Leslie, moved to Seville from France as an Erasmus student and decided to open the store to help others switch to natural and organic skincare. Leslie struggled with skin allergies since she was 7 years old and kept seeing doctors but nothing was helping. She finally found her skin was at peace once she switched to natural and organic skincare. Ever since, she’s researched new products, brands, trends, and skin issues and studied beauty therapy in school too. When you talk to Leslie, you can really hear how passionate she is about her shop and how knowledgeable she is about clean beauty products. You’ll find makeup, perfume, haircare, baby products and more—but you won’t find harsh chemicals.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-2:00pm and 5:30pm - 9pm, Saturdays 10am-2:30pm and 5:30pm - 8:30pm, closed Sundays (They close on Saturday afternoons in the summer.)
Location: Calle Regina, 18, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Phone: +34 954 21 32 36
El Jarrillo Lata
El Jarrillo Lata is one of the very first zero waste stores in the city. You’ll find anything you need to ditch plastic and make the switch to a plastic-free household, including organic cotton produce bags, bamboo toothbrushes, and cleaning products in bulk. Stick around the neighborhood too as Feria Street is a nice place to stroll and check out a few secondhand clothes shops, organic bakeries, and the Mercado de Feria for some fish tapas.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-2:00pm and 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Saturdays 10am-2:00pm, closed Sundays (Summer hours may be slightly different so make sure you check it out on their website.)
Location: Feria, 140, 41002 Sevilla, Spain
Phone: +34 722 61 68 27
Grano y Granel
On the other side of the river, in the popular area of Triana (my hood!) is Grano y Granel. The place is owned by Xavier, a French man, who’s lived in Seville for more than 20 years. After seeing similar places in Madrid, he decided to open Grano y Granel in Seville. You’ll find, pasta, different types of pulses (dry peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas), herbs, spices, sugar coated fruit, coffee, tea and alternatives to sugar. The store has local products and international products and every food category has an organic option. Bring your own produce bag or container. Traveling without one? They offer paper bags and glass jars for purchase. They also offer recipes so you can cook a true Spanish dish with your zero-waste foods.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm, closed Sundays
Phone: +34 691 11 33 46
MORE GOOD FIND GUIDES
And before you go: The Seville Good Finds Google Maps List - Happy shopping!
My name’s Emi and I’m originally from Spain. I’ve been teaching English to adults since 2007 and have also lived in London, Indiana, and Osaka teaching Spanish. A few years ago, I started researching the chemicals in my products and the effects they had on me and the planet. I then decided to ditch all my makeup, which was full of nasty chemicals, and switch to organic beauty products. After that, I changed to recycled toilet paper, cloth tissues, and all green cleaning products. I soon started my blog Midorita to share experiences moving toward a greener household. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram too.