Reviving India’s Traditional Sustainable Practices

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Sustainability-centric restaurant, GoNative, launched its second outlet in HSR Layout  in Bengaluru recently. The launch was attended by well known socialites, who witnessed a beautiful and mesmerising tabla-flute-Keys jugalbandi by tabla artist Muthu Kumar, flutist Siddarth Bharadwaj and Avinash Grubb (at the keys). After the resounding success of its flagship Jayanagar store, GoNative launched their second one built on the same concept. GoNative HSR is a two-part space in Bengaluru that serves delicious traditional food and retails curated furniture, home decor, fashion, skincare and F&B products. The new store is bigger with a restaurant seating capacity of 500 and hosts over 50 brands including The Purple Turtles, Oorja, Kaisori, Bare Necessities, Bamboo India and GoNative’s very own apparel and accessories brand, Kaiyare. GoNative’s vision is to revive India’s traditional sustainable practices, which is reflected both in the restaurant and store. The GoNative store is a haven for handcrafted products made by local artisans and entrepreneurs from responsibly sourced materials. Food at the GoNative restaurant is prepared with pesticide-free local ingredients, homemade condiments and seasonal produce. The chefs blend ancient recipes with contemporary flavours and the outcome is dishes that are simple, appealing to modern tastes, nutritional and healthy. The store and the restaurant practice and promote less-waste processes. The kitchen segregates waste and all organic waste is taken to the GoNative farm for composting and used to nurture plants. The restaurant has tried to eliminate the use of plastic by using eco-friendly and reusable alternatives. By associating themselves with like-minded partners, the GoNative store houses products that have eco-friendly packaging. In line with its goal of being a zero plastic space, a new addition to the store is GoNative Unpackaged — a retail store where customers can bring their own containers and bags to shop for high quality, verified-organic pulses, grains, oils, fruits and vegetables.

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