Last updated 4 weeks ago by Michael Darmanin
If you follow news about sustainability, you’ve probably heard the term “fast-fashion”.
[gard align=”left”]We’re watching fast fashion transition to slow fashion but there’s another micro-movement that’s been on the rise- slow tourism. Pop-up and concept stores along with cafes in Utrecht are promoting slow-tourism as a way to keep tourists environmentally-minded as well as get to know their destination in a more authentic way.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the only way that seems possible to get to know a place at the moment is online, and some local businesses have made an impressive effort to keep customers engaged
From cafes to clothing stores, here are our top picks for businesses who have continued to stay connected online to deliver their services in utrecht.
Eat & Drink
Working from home? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good cup of coffee.
The Village Coffee & Music serves up a fantastic cup. One of their locations remains open (adhering to the safety regulations set out by the government), and they recently opened their online shop, so you can order to your home!
They also deliver by bike in the city two times a week
If you’re living in the city and feel like stretching your legs rather than having a meal delivered to your home, check out the BakkersWinkel in Utrecht. Take that atmosphere into your home when you pre-order a delicious brunch or a full high-tea service!
Still want to support a local bar or cafe but you can’t make it into the city?
Promise you’ll keep coming by buying a gift card through #HelpDeHoreca, an initiative to support local businesses in these tough times. Many cafes are also offering deals when you buy now!
Like Jozef Eten & Drinken:
What better way to stay in touch with reality at home than by dressing like you’re out and about?
One of the stores we love is De Rode Winkel, in the heart of Utrecht. De Rode Winkel is a sustainability oriented family-run business, and their online presence is a force. Check out their shop online!
Nothing says slow fashion like vintage. Even though the clothes are old, it doesn’t mean their approach to sales has to be! Roxy ’79 is posting instagram stories of their stock to keep you up to date with the oldies (but goodies!)
Getting an up-close look at the place where you live and realizing it could use some spicing up? Check out offers from the concept stores of Utrecht.
We like Combo Design, a furniture and decoration store with a fully-functional online shop!
We’re also keeping out eyes on PUHA Shop Utrecht, a concept store featuring the works of young designers, mostly based in the Netherlands! Check out their Facebook to see what they’re offering for clothes and accessories.
Don’t see your favourite cafe on the list? Check out #HelpDeHoreca to see if they’re looking for support!