Papidu specializes in designing notebooks of all sizes and shapes using paper scraps, pages from old books and rescued pages from old blocks and other paper products. Each notebook is sewn or glued by hand, making it a unique and original creation. Papidu also sells one-of-a-kind bags, pouches and pencil cases created using old skirts and jackets. Though there is no standalone store, Papidu operates at pop-up booths at different markets and festivals. Check their Facebook or website to find out more or order online.
Created to resemble folded tea bags, TEABAG handbags are designed using scraps from upholstery workshop. Varying colors and samples make each creation a unique piece – functional and sustainable, the bags come in three different sizes, with the biggest one able to hold a laptop. Because the shoulder strap is removable, the bag can also easily convert into a pouch, perfect for a night out.
Manufaktura beauty products
Manufaktura is a traditional Czech company that produces all-natural beauty products, made without petroleum byproducts and using only vegetable oils and other natural fats such as shea butter, jojoba oil and cocoa butter. Products are not tested on animals – the company is particularly known for its beer shampoos and creams, but also sells a variety of other items and many different scents. There are many Manufaktura stores around Prague (usually inside shopping centers).
Czech Labels & Friends clothing
If you want more variety in a single stop, check out Czech Labels & Friends, a brick-and-mortar shop selling sustainable fashion from a number of designers. From vegan “leather” bags to 100 % organic cotton items to innovative clothing, you won’t to look anywhere else. Collections are always rotating, so stop by more than once.
Železná 489/12, Staré Město – Praha 1, Czech Republic, +420 725 398 001
Rolling Hooks crafts
Rolling Hooks sells a mix of jewelry and home accessories, all of which are handmade by designer Jana Rollova and her mother with upcycled materials (sometimes old items from the designers’ own closets) and remnants from local textile designers. From necklaces to table decorations, Rolling Hooks’ items are stocked in various outlets, and are always unique and different.
You might not have considered a vintage store as a place to pick up a souvenir, but Boho will change your mind. Items here are handpicked, so they’re all in excellent condition and of the best quality you can find. And while many vintage stores will carry only clothing, Boho also stocks original re-designs, handmade items, and fashion and interior accessories – anything from scented candles in old glass jars to pendants made of shoe offcuts, this is a store that won’t disappoint.
Francouzská 240/76, Praha 10, Czech Republic, +420 733 206 929
Pragtique artisanal goods
Pragtique is a unique shop selling an eclectic mix of locally handmade artisanal goods with a Prague theme. For example, all porcelain items are Dubí porcelain, a traditional Czech producer of ceramics, and many of their paper products are hand-stitched and made using eco paper. Pick up handmade 100% organic chocolate made with rare Criollo cocoa beans, or an organic T-shirt featuring Prague’s legendary Golem.
Prague’s best shop for sustainable home accessories, HNST.LY is truly one of a kind. Selling only products made by craftspeople from around the Czech Republic and Europe, the store carries everything from hand-carved kitchen utensils to vegan (palm-oil free) soaps to hemp cleaning cloths, and much more.
Šternberkova 1352/12, Prague-Prague 7, Czech Republic, +420 773 628 997
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