Earth Day is happening on 22 April this year so it seems apt that Takashimaya Department Store has introduced a more eco-conscious retail experience as it unveils a series of new sustainability-focused programmes and activities, which will take place between 1 April and 31 May.
You can look forward to activations that help you “shop greener”, eco-conscious brand offerings, and an eco-food bazaar that helps you eat and shop more sustainably.
Read on to find out what other programmes they have lined up for you.
Art with a Heart x ITE College Central (2 April – 18 May)
To kickstart Takashimaya’s environmental efforts, a total of 164 Nitec in Visual Communication students from ITE College Central came together to create a huge art banner on loving and saving the earth.
This huge art piece is placed at the front of Takashimaya Department Store’s first level main lobby and is open to the public for viewing from 2 April to 18 May.
Plastiko Campaign (1 April – 31 May)
This campaign offers exciting activities and rewards across different departments to encourage sustainable living. Here are perks you can enjoy from participating brands.
Purchase selected Pigeon nursing bottles at a discounted price when you trade in any of your old milk bottles of any brand.
Location and event period: Baby Promo Area, Level 4 / 2 April to 31 May.
Have old spectacles lying around the house? Bring it to Paris Miki to be upcycled and get a S$20 voucher in return, to be used with the series of frames that are made of wood. Limited to the first 20 customers, so you might want to head down asap!
Location and event period: Paris Miki Counter, Level 4 / 12 April to 25 April.
Not sure what to do with your empties? Bring them down to the Fresh Counter at Takashimaya and give the bottle a new life by making it a planter box, where you can grow your own plants! Additionally, spend a minimum of S$300, which consists of at least one Fresh item, and enjoy a complimentary gift wrapping service.
Location and event period: Fresh counter, Level 1 / 2 April to 8 April.
If you have an empty Bloomstay Vitalizing Serum Bottle, repurpose it with a preserved floral arrangement experience on Sulwhasoo. Additionally, be rewarded with a First Care Activating Serum and a S$5 Sulwhasoo voucher, valid for your next purchase.
Location and event period: Sulwhasoo Counter, Level 1 / 2 April to 19 May.
Purchase a bag from Miomojo or Vendula and get the chance to make your own succulent planter. Alternatively, you can also purchase the ready-made ones over the counter.
Location and event period: Ladies’ Handbags Promo Area / 2 April to 25 April.
Free Eco DIY Kit
Spend a minimum of S$280 from the Ladies’ Handbags & Shoes department and receive a free Eco DIY Kit!
Location and event period: Rest area, Level 2 / 1 May to 2 May, 8 May to 9 May, 13 May to 16 May.
In an effort to encourage consumers to wear their jewellery for a longer period of time, to reduce consumption, the brand is extending its warranty period from two years to five years, for all their products purchased within the stated event period. What a thoughtful action to take!
Location and event period: Monica Vinader / 2 April to 18 May.
Receive a Jurlique Starter Kit and an additional 20% off when you purchase any Jurlique product when you recycle your empties with the brand!
Location and event period: Jurlique Beauty Counter, Basement 1 / 2 April to 31 May.
Nespresso capsules are made of aluminium and can be recycled for a second life! Simply accumulate a minimum of 50 capsules after every coffee fix, and stand a chance to win prizes and take part in lucky draws. Find out more on how to take part here.
Location and event period: Nespresso Counter, Basement 1 / 2 April to 31 May.
Bring Your Own Bag
Collect up to 10 stamps and enjoy S$2 off your following purchase at these participating F&B stores: St Leaven, Pecks, Mini One, Don Q, Tai Cheong Bakery, Bengawan Solo, and Food Village at basement two.
Event period: 9 April to 30 April.
Green Your Shopping Carts (1 April – 31 May)
From 1 April to 31 May, check out the various eco-friendly stores and brands at the Takashimaya Department store, from fashion apparels to household items, and food & beverage.
- From Level 1 to 4, you’ll be able to find eco-friendly bags, shoes, clothing, accessories, and watches
- At Level 4, shop for eco-friendly activewear and apparels from brands such as Adidas, Speedo, and Seafolly
- Also at Level 4, there will be eco-friendly children essentials parents can get for their little ones
- At Level 1, check out clean beauty brands that are also highly effective
- At Basement 1 and Level 3, you’ll find eco-conscious homeware items
- At Basement 2, you can explore organic food selections
Let’s Get Phygital (12 April to 25 April)
As much as we all enjoy taking a slow stroll in the Takashimaya Department store and seeing the various things they have to offer, it would be nice to shop online too, to avoid crowds.
As such, from 12 April to 25 April, Takashimaya will be adding shoppable links on their social media pages where shoppers can simply purchase their favourite items from the respective brands on the Takashimaya website.