8Shades’ Top Stories of 2021

Since launching 8Shades at the start of 2021, we’ve been bringing you stories that make sustainability chic, relevant and fun, and we couldn’t be happier to have you with us in our growing community of ‘8Shaders’! We’ve always been about celebrating every green step – big and small – and we promise to continue to bring you more inspirational and empowering stories about sustainability in the new year.

As 2021 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at our top stories of the year:

1. 8Shades’ 8-week Challenge

Our inaugural 8Shades 8-week challenge launched to great fanfare, with eight weeks of exciting challenges and giveaways from our generous sponsors. Stay tuned for more green challenges coming your way in 2022!

2. Introducing 8Shades’ Sustainable Gift Hampers

You guys also responded to the launch of our sustainable gift hampers, just in time for the holidays! Curated for him, her and everyone, check out the 8Shades Shop for more great sustainability essentials.

3. Hong Kong’s Plant-based Personalities On Why They Went Veggie

For World Vegan Day (and Month), we checked in with Hong Kong’s plant-based pioneers on what prompted them to first go veggie.

4. The Best Vegan Cakes in Hong Kong

Not only was our round-up on vegan cookies popular, so were our listicles on vegan cakes and afternoon tea sets in Hong Kong.

5. 8Shades Of… Wesley Ng, Co-founder & CEO of Casetify

Our ‘8Shades Of’ interview series proved to be popular as well, including our chat with the CEO of CASETiFY, Wesley Ng.

Read more of our ‘8Shades Of’ interviews

6. 8Shades’ Top 5 Natural, Reef-safe Sunscreens

Another popular topic – reef-safe sunscreens were highly sought after, especially during Hong Kong’s summer months.

See also: How to… have a sustainable boat trip

7. 8Shades’ Guide To A Sustainable Hotel Quarantine

With quarantine being the hot topic of 2021, it’s no surprise that our guide to a sustainable quarantine was one of our top stories.

8. 8 Things You Should Never Recycle

Besides sorting your recycling into the right containers, there are also things you should never recycle – find out what they are.

That’s a wrap for 2021! Thank you again for your support and if there’s anything you’d like to see on 8Shade in the new year, don’t hesitate to send us a DM on Instagram (@8shadesofficial) or email us at hello@8shades.com. Happy New Year!

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