A Sustainable Shopping Spree in Sudbury

Looking for local ways to live sustainably? Sudbury has a plethora of options to thrift and purchase sustainably, as well as support local small businesses!

We visited four local shops featuring everything from vintage clothing to used books and vinyl! We ended our day eating locally grown food at Knowhere Public House! Keep reading for more on how to improve your environmental impact in Sudbury.

1. Bay Used Books

Bay Used Books
Bay Used Books

With over ½ a million books to choose from, and the option to trade in your own used books for credit, no matter your age or favourite genre, there is a book for you! Whether a book is new or old it has a story to tell, and buying used is more sustainable in the long run, especially when considering you can bring back your book for credit and let someone else experience a new amazing read! Make sure to visit this fantastic local business located right in the heart of downtown Sudbury on Elm Street.

2. Kulta Vintage

Kulta Vintage
Kulta Vintage

Vintage clothing is not only in style but also a much more sustainable way to shop! Kulta Vintage features a cultivated collection of everything from denim and graphic tees to dresses. This local business has survived a fire and is now located off Paris Street temporarily (August 2023). Supporting them not only promotes sustainability but also helps a local business grow!

3. Cosmic Dave's Vinyl Emporium

Cosmic Dave's Vinyl Emporium
Find great vintage records at Cosmic Dave's!

For the love of vinyl! Cosmic Dave’s has everything from new albums to vintage hits and being located in the Donavan is surrounded by various other local businesses. Once you explore the vast collection of records, head next door to Beards to get a treat before going home and listening to them!

4. The Nickel Refillery Inc.

The Nickel Refillery
This local gem is a must for environmentally friendly purchases

The Nickel Refillery Inc. is truly a one-of-a-kind one-stop shop in Sudbury. From baking supplies to soaps and locally made crafts they feature a variety of items, all sustainably sourced. Bring a jar or container and fill it up with kombucha or dish soap, waste-free! This unique local store offers a more sustainable form of shopping and is located right on Regent Street.

5. Knowhere Public House

Knowhere Public House
Support local at Knowhere Public House

From fiddleheads to freshly picked cedar Knowhere has fantastic local eats and a cozy quaint interior perfect for a late-night dinner with a drink. Nestled right beside Bay Used Books, Knowhere is a hub for art in the community of Sudbury, and features everything from open mic nights to local music and much more! Finish your sustainable shopping by stopping by Knowhere for a taste of local eats.

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