Sustain LA

Sustain LA Zero Waste Living + Events | Party with Mother Nature!
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Sustain LA is is a certified woman-owned small business and social enterprise with a mission to change human behavior of consumption. We believe solutions to the climate crisis and restoring the natural systems of the planet come from improving the systems of the people. By disrupting the concept of convenience, you can live a more connected life, preserve resources for future generations and radically reduce waste. Sustain LA launched the first Refill Station in Los Angeles- a one-stop packaging and plastic free shop for all your household, body care and zero waste living needs. Visit us at 5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Sustain LA is a certified Small Business (SBE) and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

International Women's Day was Sunday, but shouldn't it be every day?! We're taking this opportunity to once again celebr...
03/12/2020

International Women's Day was Sunday, but shouldn't it be every day?!

We're taking this opportunity to once again celebrate some of the amazing women that helped make our store a beautiful, functional reality.

@abbypendergrast, Designer and Creative Director, put together a stellar team, was incredible to work with and, well, we absolutely love her style.

@goode.brand Jenny helped us with a much needed rebrand which stayed true to our beginnings and love of nature in a modern and beautiful way.

@erinelyselong is the talented artist who created and painted our mural and installed all the lettering and graphics inside and outside our shop.

@bkmphotography.la Brittany is the gem behind the camera and the artist responsible for all these gorgeous photos.

We have much love, gratitude and respect for all of these women. Happy International Women's Everyday!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #internationalwomensday #gratitude #collaborate #design #art #flagshipstore #womensupportingwomen

Happy Friday! We have some important updates to share with you.We will not be at @thehfm this Sunday and apologize for t...
03/07/2020

Happy Friday! We have some important updates to share with you.

We will not be at @thehfm this Sunday and apologize for the change in schedule. We will be back on 3/22!

We are hiring! Link in profile. This is an exciting time for us, and we're looking for dedicated individuals to join our team. Let's disrupt the concept of convenience!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #thehfm #hollywood #jobs #highlandpark #goingzerowaste #bethechange

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 3/1 | @atwatervillagefm | 10am-2pmHappy March!! Start your month off zero waste style and com...
02/29/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 3/1 | @atwatervillagefm | 10am-2pm

Happy March!! Start your month off zero waste style and come refill with us tomorrow at the Atwater Village Farmers' Market!

Our shop in Highland Park will also be open 10am-5pm.


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #farmersmarket #atwatervillagefm #seela #shoplocal #community #losangeles #sunday #thingstodoinla

Tomorrow is the eighth month anniversay of our store's grand opening!We have so much gratitude for your continued love a...
02/29/2020

Tomorrow is the eighth month anniversay of our store's grand opening!

We have so much gratitude for your continued love and support. Thank you for your valuable feedback which has allowed us to expand our inventory based on your needs. We have some fun, new things to share like @uncle_harrys Miracle Mouthwash and plastic-free dog brushes.

If there is something you'd like to see in our shop, let our team know. We keep a "wishlist" of all your recommendations. 💜

Come visit us this weekend!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #flagshipstore #femaleentrepreneur #gratitude #uncleharrys #handmade #buyinbulk #woof

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 2/23 | @thehfm | 8am-1pmWe're back at the center of the Hollywood Farmers' Market tomorrow. R...
02/22/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 2/23 | @thehfm | 8am-1pm

We're back at the center of the Hollywood Farmers' Market tomorrow. Refill with us where Ivar Ave meets Selma Ave!

Looking for a list of what we bring to the market? Check out the calendar on the Refill Station page of our website. Clicking on an event will show you all the products we bring!

Our shop in Highland Park will also be open 10am-5pm.


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #thehfm #hollywood #farmersmarket #community #gometro #zerowasteliving #sunday #losangeles

Knowing what to expect can make a new experience less daunting and more fun! Every refill station operates a little diff...
02/22/2020

Knowing what to expect can make a new experience less daunting and more fun! Every refill station operates a little differently, and these helpful infographics explain our process.

1. Bring any clean container (plastic is OK! Using what you have = 💯) or choose to purchase one of ours for reuse.

2. Weigh your empty container. We recommend weighing with the lid ON. Write weight on the container itself or snap a photo. If you've chosen one of our containers, you don't have to pre-weigh.

3. Fill and refill your containers. If your container has a pump, leave room for it to go back in the bottle! Because our refill products are sold by weight, you can try just a little bit, fill your container or something inbetween.

4. Check out. We will re-weigh and deduct the initial tare weight, so you pay only for what's inside.

Our staff is also ready to answer any questions you have and offer helpful tips for easy refilling. We're also happy to help "do the math" prior to refilling so you have an idea of cost to refill. We're here to support your zero waste journey!

Styled by @abbypendergrast
Design by @goode.brand
Art by @erinelyselong
Photo by @bkmphotography.la


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #reduce #reuse #refill #goingzerowaste
#zerowasteliving #infographic #womensupportingwomen #gratitude

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 2/16 | @atwatervillagefm | 10am-2pmWe're back tomorrow #AtwaterVillage! Visit us for all your...
02/15/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 2/16 | @atwatervillagefm | 10am-2pm

We're back tomorrow #AtwaterVillage! Visit us for all your refill needs.

Our shop will also be open 10am-5pm.


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #farmersmarket #atwatervillagefm #seela #shoplocal #bulkisbetter #community #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #bethechange #holiday #weekend #losangeles

02/10/2020
This Zero-Waste Refill Store Should Be Everywhere

Thank you Auriyana Jackson and Goodful for highlighting Sustain LA and our story!

This zero waste store lets you refill your home supplies like shampoo and deodorant while also selling plastic-free versions of everything from toothbrushes ...

NEW to the store are these super cute Swedish Dishcloths from @three_bluebirds!Three Bluebirds is a family owned company...
02/08/2020

NEW to the store are these super cute Swedish Dishcloths from @three_bluebirds!

Three Bluebirds is a family owned company, and their cloths are designed and made in the U.S. Made from FSC certified wood cellulose and cotton, a single cloth can do the work of 17 rolls of paper towels. They can be thrown in the dishwasher or washing machine for over 200 cycles! When time to replace, the dishcloths can be composted.

We have even more designs in the shop!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #reusable #dishcloth #swedishdishcloths #goingzerowaste #chicken #carrots #sunflower #ditchthedisposables @ Highland Park, Los Angeles

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 2/9 | @thehfm | 8am-1pmCome refill with us Sunday in Hollywood! We'll be at the center of the...
02/08/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 2/9 | @thehfm | 8am-1pm

Come refill with us Sunday in Hollywood! We'll be at the center of the market where Ivar Ave meets Selma Ave. Rain or shine!

Our shop in Highland Park will also be open 10am-5pm.


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #thehfm #hollywood #farmersmarket #community #gometro #zerowasteliving

NEW and by request- Bow Wow Wash by @boguemilksoapThe Bow Wow dog wash has dog safe essential oils to repel fleas and ti...
02/05/2020

NEW and by request- Bow Wow Wash by @boguemilksoap

The Bow Wow dog wash has dog safe essential oils to repel fleas and ticks while botanical oils make hair shine. 🐕 As always, Bogue Milksoap products are handmade and crafted to be effective using organic and sustainable plant based oils, only pure essential oils and local herbs from Ojai, CA.

Also, we won't tell your furry friend if you "borrow" the bar! 😉 It's delightful!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #boguemilksoap #farmtobath #bowwow #dogwash #bestfriend #essentialoils #ojai

01/27/2020

This moring we're headed over to @kismetlosangeles to be part of the panel conversation about sustainability, climate change, fashion and food- moderated by @aditimayer. This inspiring breakfast series is a collaboration of @futureofwomen and @healthy_ish, and we're thrilled to be a part of it.


#zerowaste #sustainla #futureofwomen #healthyish #kismet #losangeles #breakfast #climateaction

We had the pleasure of hosting @robjgreenfield for a week and organizing his talk at @figearthsupply. It was inspiring t...
01/27/2020

We had the pleasure of hosting @robjgreenfield for a week and organizing his talk at @figearthsupply. It was inspiring to hear details of his year of growing and foraging all his food in an urban environment and witness his commitment to challenging the status quo.

Until next time, take care Rob. We hope Costa Rica is rejuvenating and look forward to following your adventures.

The kindest of words from Rob:
I was hosted by the fabulous @sustain_LA for my visit to Los Angeles.
Leslie has been helping the great people and businesses of Los Angeles to reduce their waste for over a decade and she is doing an amazing job.
Just recently she opened the very first Zero Waste Refill station in the city, where you can bring your own container and fill up items like soaps, shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, ingredients to DIY and more. They also carry many basic products to help you reduce your waste whether at home, school, work or anywhere really.
She also hosts events and classes and consults. Leslie and @sustain_LA are truly an amazing resource for the community!
I gave a talk at @figearthsupply and was happy to provide inspiration and insight to many wonderful people in LA. The plan is for me to come back same time next year.
If you are in LA, make sure you check this place out and give Leslie a hug of gratitude for all the hard work she is doing!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #robgreenfield #foodfreedom #forage #grow #regenerativeagriculture #inspiration #community

01/26/2020
The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project

This is how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap.

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 1/26 | @thehfm @communityoncosmo | 8am-1pmWe love being back on a regular schedule! Jaime and...
01/25/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 1/26 | @thehfm @communityoncosmo | 8am-1pm

We love being back on a regular schedule! Jaime and Kathleen will have all your refill favorites tomorrow, and our booth will be in the @communityoncosmo section on Cosmo Street.

See you tomorrow, Hollywood!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #bulkisbeautiful #losangeles #hollywood #farmersmarket #thehfm #communityoncosmo #sunday

Welcome to all of our new followers! We are so happy to share this journey with you.Sustain LA is a woman-owned social e...
01/25/2020

Welcome to all of our new followers! We are so happy to share this journey with you.

Sustain LA is a woman-owned social enterprise dedicated to zero waste founded in 2009. Our mission is to change human behavior of consumption so we can restore the natural balance of the planet.

In 2018, we opened the first zero waste refill station in Los Angeles.

Sustain LA
5214 Monte Vista St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Hours of Operation
Weekdays 11am - 6pm | Closed Tuesdays
Weekends 10am - 5pm

We are six blocks from the Highland Park Gold Line @metrolosangeles station, and we have free parking in the back.

Our delivery service is designed to help make your zero waste journey easier. Products are delivered in reusable glass bottles and jars which can be returned for deposit.

We 💚 zero waste events of all sizes and can help make your next one a success. We offer affordable rentals of real plates, glassware, utensils, napkins + more, and we'll even do the dishes!

Find out even more at sustainla.com

Thank you for your inspiration and support!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #slarentals #highlandpark #losangeles #hello #newfriends #delivery #events #womanownedbusiness #gratitude #community

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 1/19 | @atwatervillagefm | 10am-2pmWe've missed you #AtwaterVillage and are excited to be bac...
01/18/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 1/19 | @atwatervillagefm | 10am-2pm

We've missed you #AtwaterVillage and are excited to be back tomorrow!

We have a new location! You can find our refill station on the main stretch of the market next to @kathyskitchenla!

Bring your own containers or purchase one of ours for reuse. See you tomorrow!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #bulkisbeautiful #farmersmarket #atwatervillagefm #seela #bulkisbetter #community #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome

Thanks for an inspiring start to 2020! We love hearing about your new intentions for the new year.If your you're struggl...
01/18/2020

Thanks for an inspiring start to 2020! We love hearing about your new intentions for the new year.

If your you're struggling to meet your goals, it's definitely ok to reevaluate. Instead of "I will be plastic-free by February," try "I will remember to bring my own container for restaurant leftovers one time this month." Once you've achieved that goal, set another one. It's easy to get overwhelmed- especially this time of year.

We are looking forward to sharing this journey with you and have many fun developments in the works for 2020.


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #newyear #newintentions #goals #climatechange #climateaction

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 1/12 | @thehfm @communityoncosmo | 8am-1pmWe've missed you! We're back at the Hollywood Farme...
01/12/2020

#SLArefillstation | SUNDAY 1/12 | @thehfm @communityoncosmo | 8am-1pm

We've missed you! We're back at the Hollywood Farmers' Market and in our usual location on Cosmo Street. Come refill with us tomorrow!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #thehfm #communityoncosmo #hollywood #farmersmarket #sunday

Do you have an event coming up? We offer affordable 🍽 rentals to help you avoid disposables- and we'll even do the dishe...
01/12/2020

Do you have an event coming up? We offer affordable 🍽 rentals to help you avoid disposables- and we'll even do the dishes!

Our rentals are ideal for weddings, birthday parties, dinner parties, office events and more. Check out the RENTALS page of our website for pricing, inventory and ordering details!

Styled by @abbypendergrast
Photo by @bkmphotography.la
Dishware rentals by @sustainla


#SLArentals #zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #events #eventrentals #losangeles #reusable #ditchthedisposables #laevents

The fires in Australia are devastating and heartbreaking, and we are searching for a way to help.Taking inspiration from...
01/09/2020

The fires in Australia are devastating and heartbreaking, and we are searching for a way to help.

Taking inspiration from @3fishstudios and @fillgood.co, we will be donating 3% of our sales starting tomorrow thru 1/15.

Donations and virtual hugs will be made to @wireswildliferescue, @nswrfs and Koala Hospital (www.koalahospital.org.au).

Our individual actions are important, and if you are able, we encourage additional donations to these organizations. Unfortunately, individual actions aren't enough. We must also demand policy change from our elected officials, and we must demand manufacturers take responsibility for the end of life of their products- which is often more difficult than swaping a plastic straw for a metal one or refilling your shampoo bottle.

Find organizations you trust (DM us for a list) to help you understand which policies to support and how to join millions of other voices calling on corporations to take climate action. Make phone calls when they ask, vote in local and federal elections and don't stop making noise. Take that extra, bold step toward #climateaction.

Artwork available at www.3fishstudios.com


#brushfire #nswfires #wireswildliferescue #nswrfs #climatechange #takeaction #australia

Happy January! Below is a list of our pop-up dates and locations. We will not be at the Atwater Village Farmers' Market ...
01/05/2020

Happy January! Below is a list of our pop-up dates and locations.

We will not be at the Atwater Village Farmers' Market tomorrow, but our store will be open from 10am-5pm.

1/12 @thehfm
1/19 @atwatervillagefm
1/26 @thehfm


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #seela #thehfm #atwatervillagefm #popup #bulkisbetter

Happy New Year!Come refill with us tomorrow 11am-6pm. We've missed you and are looking forward to beautiful zero waste c...
01/02/2020

Happy New Year!

Come refill with us tomorrow 11am-6pm. We've missed you and are looking forward to beautiful zero waste collaboration in 2020!


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #happynewyear #2020 #climateaction #bethechange

Need some last minute holiday gift inspiration? We have many great zero waste options, $25 and under, like these NEW bod...
12/23/2019

Need some last minute holiday gift inspiration? We have many great zero waste options, $25 and under, like these NEW body oil scrubs from @boguemilksoap!

The Body Oil + Salt Salt Scrub is made with activated charcoal goat milk soap, Himalayan salt, orange, and organic oils of coconut, olive, grapeseed, almond, sunflower, avocado, jojoba and argan and vitamin E.

The Body Oil + Sugar Scrub is made with lavender goat milk soap, organic raw cane sugar, and organic oils of coconut, olive, grapeseed, almond, sunflower, avocado, jojoba and argan and vitamin E.

Made in Ojai, CA. Sold in pre-filled jars or bring your own!

We're open today until 4pm and closed Dec 24th - Jan 1st. We'll reopen January 2nd at 11am!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #boguemilksoap #cleanbeauty #sugarscrub #saltscrub #ojai #holidaygifts #handmade #jojoba #lavender #activatedcharcoal #jojoba #lavender #activatedcharcoal #bulkisbeautiful #thisiszerowaste @ Sustain LA

Today is the last chance to refill with us until 2020!We are open today from 11am-4pm, and we will reopen on January 2nd...
12/23/2019

Today is the last chance to refill with us until 2020!

We are open today from 11am-4pm, and we will reopen on January 2nd at 11am.

Happy Holidays!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #holidayhours
#losangeles #highlandpark #happyholidays #2020

We have some fun new additions to the store per your requests!Pumice stonesFlax yarn (for kitchen and gift wrapping)Hand...
12/20/2019

We have some fun new additions to the store per your requests!

Pumice stones
Flax yarn (for kitchen and gift wrapping)
Hand brushes
Mini brush and dust pan
Kids paintbrushes
+ more!

All of these are compostable at end of life; the dustpan is recyclable.


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #zerowasteliving #new #plasticfree #giftideas #kids #happyholidays

Come refill with us today thru Monday until 4pm! We will be closed Dec 24th - Jan 1st.We have some fun new additions jus...
12/19/2019

Come refill with us today thru Monday until 4pm! We will be closed Dec 24th - Jan 1st.

We have some fun new additions just in time for the holidays, and dryer balls are back in stock!

Mural by @erinelyselong
Photo by @bkmphotography.la


#zerowaste #sustainla #refillstation #holidayhours #zerowastehome #goingzerowaste #shopsmall #shoplocal #gratitude

NEW! Fairy Potion Kit - Zero Waste StyleWe had a lot of fun putting together this fairy potion kit. Inspired by a kit ou...
12/19/2019

NEW! Fairy Potion Kit - Zero Waste Style

We had a lot of fun putting together this fairy potion kit. Inspired by a kit our daughter was gifted, we created one without plastic or single-use disposables.🧚🏾‍♀️

Great for imaginative and free play, this kit has everything needed to create some fairy magic.

Limited quantities now available in the store!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #fairy #potion #plasticfree #freeplay #imaginativeplay #giftideas #holiday #birthday #nature #thisiszerowaste

#SLArefillstation | WEDNESDAY 12/18 | @nrdc_org | 9:30am-1:00pmOur last pop-up of 2019 is today in Santa Monica! We'll b...
12/18/2019

#SLArefillstation | WEDNESDAY 12/18 | @nrdc_org | 9:30am-1:00pm

Our last pop-up of 2019 is today in Santa Monica! We'll be refilling in the NRDC building at 1314 2nd St- right next to the @smfms!

We'll be offering a 10% discount if you pledge to Take an NRDC Action!


#zerowaste #refillstation #sustainla #nrdc #santamonica #losangeles #smfms #santamonicafarmersmarket #takeaction #environment #reduce #reuse #refill #climateaction @ NRDC - Los Angeles

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1825 N Vermont Ave Unit 29031
Los Angeles, CA
90042

Use it!!!

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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+13232744383

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Sustain LA is is a certified woman-owned small business and social enterprise with a mission to change human behavior of consumption. We believe solutions to the climate crisis and restoring the natural systems of the planet come from improving the systems of the people. By disrupting the concept of convenience, you can live a more connected life, preserve resources for future generations and radically reduce waste. Sustain LA launched the first Refill Station in Los Angeles- a one-stop packaging and plastic free shop for all your household, body care and zero waste living needs. Visit us at 5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Sustain LA is a certified Small Business (SBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

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Hi Leslie, do you have Lavender or any other items that smell great?
Where will you guys be this weekend?
Hi Sustain LA! Looking forward to you joining 10 Ways to Zero Waste on the patio at Sage Vegan Bistro on Tuesday, January 22 from 3-6pm!!
Want to help reduce single-use plastic waste at live events and in the music industry? Perhaps at a music festival in LA this weekend? r.Cup is looking for people to join our r.Cup Crew and disrupt the single-use plastic cup. Come and join us! Learn more by signing up with this form:
Great! Bye Bye to plastics!
I am so excited to have you coming to our local farmer's markets!
Keep it going - hopefully we will all begin to improve our environment!
Join me and naturalists from the Irvine Ranch Conservancy on Friday, January 26, on a hike up Agua Chinon Wash to The Sinks, with a visit to one of Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s large riparian habitat restoration projects. Reserve your spot today!