This sustainable lifestyle space is more than a bulk store.
Normal Supattharachai, the founder of Zero Factory—a new zero waste project that aims to champion a sustainable future for Thailand—has opened Sunflower, an eco-friendly lifestyle shop-slash-studio near Pak Khlong Talat. His mission? To show people that it’s not difficult to live a zero waste lifestyle.
Step inside the quaint and humble space, and you’ll be greeted with shelves displaying refill products from shampoo and shower gel to dishwashing liquid and toilet cleaners. But Sunflower is not just a bulk store. Besides boasting a range of eco-friendly products, courtesy of Zero Factory’s three main partners—Refill Station (a bulk store), Kinto (reusable tumblers) and IBagU (bags made from discarded materials)—the store also houses a ceramics studio and a small slow bar serving coffee and refreshing drinks (B120 for drip coffee; B150 for cold brew).
Here, you can bring your empty containers of shampoo, shower gel and detergent to refill (B16/100g of dishwashing liquid; B17/100g of fabric softener; B90/100g of shampoo and shower gel), as well as shop for stylish reusable items including silicone straws (B79), straw sleeves (B55-65), collapsible coffee cups (B320), foldable water bottles (B390) and versatile totes (B495) from IBagU.
Alongside eco-friendly products, you can peruse collections of ceramic mugs (from B990) and plates (B1,000) from Flowers in the Vase, founded by Normal’s partner, Pipatcha Thanasomboon.
Normal also plans to use this space to host eco-friendly workshops and activities, such as bag and tote swaps.