it’s time to cut that plastic addiction - and go bare.
At bare market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced body and home care products in bulk that are good for you and good for the planet (keep your eye out for food items coming soon!).
What’s our intent? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for everyone, everywhere.
Ready to go bare? As we wait to open the doors to our permanent home in early 2020, you can either refill at our North York storage space or purchase online.
East end, what up?
Our permanent HOME
is opening January 2020 in Toronto's East end, near Danforth + Coxwell at 1480 Danforth Ave.
While our pop-up shops may be over, you can still get your bare goodies online HERE
Come refill at our storage space in North York (near Bayview + York Mills). Just send us a text, email, or social media message to book an appointment.
Our crowdfunding campaign has come to an end, and thanks to YOU we were able to far surpass our goal! With:
113% of our goal raised
We feel pretty amazing and think you should too.
We feel both honoured and empowered to have you as our community. We are so incredibly grateful to each and everyone of you, and are more excited than ever to open up our permanent home in the city!
Stay tuned for updates in the next few months of where our new permanent home will be, and when we’ll be opening!
so what do we mean by “package-free”?
To pass the bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Participate in our bare lending program and grab a container right on the spot for a small, 100% refundable deposit.
you do you
Trying to reduce the plastic in your life, but nowhere near a zero-waste lifestyle yet? Same here. We’re not here to shame you or tell you how you should be living your life - you do you. Always. Any effort to reduce your plastic packaging consumption—whether you’re trying to cut back on your bottled water purchases, baring it all by going toilet paper free or switching to DIY toothpaste—is okay by us. You know what’s realistic. We’re just here to offer affordable and accessible solutions towards whatever a more sustainable lifestyle means for you right now.
how does it work?
We want to make your life easier, not harder. So even though you won’t find single-use packaging in our store, there are two ways you can fill up on our goodies:
byoc: bring your own container
Bring any container you’d like, we don’t discriminate.
Ziplock bag? Yup.
Wine bottle? Certainly.
Beeswax wrap? Let’s do it.
Yogurt container? Why not?
As long as it’s clean, dry and un-chipped, you can use it to refill your favourite body care and household products with us.
forget your container at home?
Don’t sweat it. Join our bare lending program (because sharing is caring) to use one of our bare containers for a small, 100% refundable deposit. Bring it back anytime - clean, dry, un-chipped and with a receipt - and you’ll get your money back, guaranteed. We also have paper bags to use and an abundant collection of bottles, jars and cloth bags available for purchase.
Follow our 3 easy steps to bare it all:
we’ve got it all.
bare market is your plastic-free, one-stop shop. Wondering exactly what's at bare? At our pop-up markets you can expect to find refillable, bulk, locally and/or sustainably sourced body care, DIY ingredients and home care (with food items coming soon!). We work with our pals at The Eco Well who review the claims and ingredients of every single body care product and home cleaner we source to ensure they are safe for you and safe for the planet. We do the research so you don't have to.
Check out our full product list here.
have a product that you think we should be stocking?
We’re always on the lookout for new local, sustainable and ethical products and brands.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org