We believe that zero-waste shopping is the way forward, and we want to make it as affordable and convenient as possible.
Who is Hunglish?
Hunglish is a new exciting zero-waste shop where people can buy unique, handmade eco-friendly gift items, household products, cosmetics, delicious meat substitutes without plastic packaging from our "butcher counter", refillable delicious homemade plant milk, high-quality refillable wine, and anything else in-between that does not harm our beautiful planet.
Problem Worth Solving
Industrial livestock farming and plastic pollution are amongst the lead causes of global warming. All meats have a higher climate, land and water footprint than the same quantity of plant-based foods.
Plastic is the most common contaminant we can find in the ocean. Cigarette butts, plastic bags, fishing gear and food & beverage containers are the most common ones. In 1950, the world's population of 2.5 billion people produced 1.5 million tons of plastic; in 2020, more than 7 billion people generated over 300 million tons of plastic. This is set to be double by 2034.
At Hunglish, we will offer a convenient and friendly store and encourage you to bring your own containers to refill directly with various products from our dispensers.
Shopping this way, you help reduce single plastic use, help stop food waste, and save money.
Alongside the food that we will have on offer, we will stock lots of lovely products to help you reduce your environmental impact on a day to day basis.
With your suggestions and pledges, we will be able to make this a reality.
Why open the store?
We are always looking for ways to become more plastic-free in our own lives. As locals, it is becoming increasingly important to us to do what we can for our lovely town, the Brightonians and our environment.
The amount of single-use and non-recyclable packaging in supermarkets is shocking. Now it's time to do more and start making small changes for the Earth.
The answer is pretty simple. If we start the business with only a small debt, we will keep our prices low. We can reinvest profit back into the company instead of paying back high amounts of bank loans, so we can make shopping more affordable for you. We want everyone to be able to shop zero-waste. This starts with keeping the costs of our stock low, so shopping with us is sustainable.
This is an 'all or nothing' crowdfunder, so we get nothing if we don't meet our target.
What are we using the money for?
Hunglish is due to open at the end of April, and we have some of the start-up funds, but we need your support with the last push to make the store more user friendly.
To ensure a compelling and straightforward shopping experience, we need to purchase scales for the shop floor and a POS system.
Gravity dispensers are a great hygienic way of storing loose products such as grains and pasta, and they are perfect for self-serving. In addition, they will make the shop more attractive and interactive for the customers.
A lot of our time and money has already gone into Hunglish. Still, we also need to prepare for ongoing costs associated with running the shop. So you can count on us that all the money raised will go into providing a helpful, hygienic, minimal waste store, which we hope you will enjoy shopping in.
What's in it for you?
An independent, local, ethical store on your doorstep, making it easier to shop zero-waste and save the planet.
We would be eternally grateful if you could help us make a positive change! :)
The Hunglish team.