Golessthan

Golessthan Less Than is a zero waste + refill shop offering sustainable alternatives to everyday goods that are healthy for you (simple, natural ingredients) and our planet (eco-friendly or package-free packaging).
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You’ve made it! This is the final (for now) installment of our RSES (Refill Station Education Series, not to be confused...
11/02/2020

You’ve made it! This is the final (for now) installment of our RSES (Refill Station Education Series, not to be confused with recess!). In this lesson, we’ll wrap up some loose ends related to the use of and the contents of the refill station. ⁣

We’re slowly taking over the products in our refill stations. This means the majority of products in our refill station will bear our name. We’re doing this because it gives us greater control over the products, the quantity, and ingredients. It also allows us to be more agile with changing out the scented version of goods based on the season. ⁣

Tooth tabs, dish tabs, and laundry tabs are not per ounce. They are sold individually. For the laundry and dish tabs, the pouch is water soluble. The whole thing goes in and goes away. If you have an issue with your top load laundry machine, drop the tab in, fill with water, then add clothes. If your machine is HE just toss in the tab, the machine will do the rest. ⁣

Some products in our refill station are there to be tested. Vinegar, Castile soap, Epsom salt, and baking soda will remain in the station if there is a demand. On the chopping block so far is vinegar. ⁣

Our vinegar is best for small quantities. If you’re coming in for a lot of it, you’re better off getting it at a big box price-wise unless you absolutely don’t want the plastic. ⁣

If you happen to spill something while using the refill station, no worries. We have clean up rags and we’re also available to help clean up. Please let someone know so we can avoid any accidents with any of our other guests. ⁣

Lastly, thanks for being so awesome. We didn’t start from a formula. We’re still figuring things out as we go. We appreciate your feedback, support and understanding. Our guests who spread awareness to their friends and family has been the greatest compliment. It’s like growing our team of 5 to 500. ⁣

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Do you know of an area in the 757 that would be a good fit for Less Than? Let us know! Bonus points if you know of a vac...
11/01/2020

Do you know of an area in the 757 that would be a good fit for Less Than? Let us know! Bonus points if you know of a vacant space with a small footprint. ⁣

Comment below or send us a DM. ⁣


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Keep your whiskers slicker with this natural beard oil! ⁣⁣An organic beard oil, with a warm woodsy scent, that softens a...
10/31/2020

Keep your whiskers slicker with this natural beard oil! ⁣

An organic beard oil, with a warm woodsy scent, that softens and smooths the beard while it moisturizes and nourishes skin.Great for large beards, small beards, and mustaches. A woodsy outdoors scent with fresh cypress, juniper berry and bergamot.⁣

Bergamot, good for acne prone skin, has anti-inflammatory properties. It is good hair stimulant that also helps minimize frizz and unruly curlsz Cypress is useful for oily and blemished skin and helps reduce beard dandruff. It helps increase circulation to the follicles⁣

Juniper Berry, a natural antiseptic, balances oil production and stimulates blood circulation which helps promote beard growth⁣

All Natural, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO⁣

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Agave plants are not just for making tequila. They’re great for producing fibers that make a great plastic-free solution...
10/31/2020

Agave plants are not just for making tequila. They’re great for producing fibers that make a great plastic-free solution for brushes. ⁣

Our multi-purpose scrub brush and pots and pans brush (pictured) are great to have around the house for your various cleaning needs. ⁣

Hang dry or rest with bristles facing down. ⁣

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🤚💧 Hand sanitizing level 2.0⁣⁣⁣⁣🤚💧 Both of our Less Than locations have been upgraded to motion-activated touchless hand...
10/31/2020

🤚💧 Hand sanitizing level 2.0⁣⁣
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🤚💧 Both of our Less Than locations have been upgraded to motion-activated touchless hand sanitizer dispensers.⁣⁣
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🤚💧 Simply place your hand under the dispenser and keep it there until the unit is finished dispensing. ⁣⁣

🤚💧 Please use upon entering and feel free to use upon exiting. Thanks for being understanding of the normal. ⁣
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Good news! Both stores are stocked with lots of candles and candle refills. These candles are made locally. When you sho...
10/31/2020

Good news! Both stores are stocked with lots of candles and candle refills. These candles are made locally. When you shop local you help us to support local makers. If you’re a local maker, slide in our DM. ⁣

A @fringeandfire X @golessthan collaboration. All right reserved 👊 ⁣

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Hello from Less Than in Virginia Beach! ⁣⁣We prefer a smaller footprint. That’s why we settled on this location at 504 f...
10/31/2020

Hello from Less Than in Virginia Beach! ⁣

We prefer a smaller footprint. That’s why we settled on this location at 504 ft.². We believe in doing the most amount of good out of the least amount of space possible. Our Virginia Beach location carries all the same goodies as our Ghent location just in minimalistic fashion. ⁣

Did you know, the art above the cabinets speak to what’s in the cabinets below? This display-less approach was designed to make the retail experience fun since so many of us have gotten accustom to ordering online. ⁣

With your visit you help to bring back retail store fronts and save smaller spaces from being joined with neighboring spaces for big box businesses. Thanks for doing your part! ⁣

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It finally feels like fall 🍁 ⁣⁣Let the changing of the season be an inspiration for change within you. ⁣⁣Less Than carri...
10/30/2020

It finally feels like fall 🍁 ⁣

Let the changing of the season be an inspiration for change within you. ⁣

Less Than carries a range of plastic-free products that are great for you and for the environment. Visit our Ghent or Virginia Beach location and take a look around for eco-friendly swaps that makes sense for you and your family. ⁣

Keep us in mind for gifts as well. The gift of sustainability keeps on giving! ⁣


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These soap stain sticks are a must have for your laundry room! ⁣⁣This soap sticks are effective and can be used on toddl...
10/30/2020

These soap stain sticks are a must have for your laundry room! ⁣

This soap sticks are effective and can be used on toddler laundry and to get mildew out of shower curtains.⁣

Simply wet the fabric and rub the soap stick onto the stained area, then wash as usual. ⁣

Full Ingredient List: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water]⁣

100% Plastic-Free, Dye-Free, Preservative-Free, Palm-Oil Free, Cruelty-Free, Fragrance-Free⁣

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🖍 As your child makes holiday cards this season, don’t forget to save those broken bits and pieces of crayons. They can ...
10/30/2020

🖍 As your child makes holiday cards this season, don’t forget to save those broken bits and pieces of crayons. They can be collected, color sorted, and melted down to make new crayons. Getting the most use out of crayon pieces helps reduce the need for manufacturing 3 billion crayons per year.⁣

🖍 Pro tip - non toxic crayon wrappers can be used as a fire starter for wood burning fireplaces. ⁣


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Did you know that we carry amber glass pump bottles in different sizes? ⁣⁣These bottles are great for your kitchen sink ...
10/30/2020

Did you know that we carry amber glass pump bottles in different sizes? ⁣

These bottles are great for your kitchen sink (dish soap), bathroom (hand soap) and other household uses ((lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc). ⁣

Amber glass is good for helping to diffuse sunlight which protects the contents of the bottle longer. This is especially good for our scented options because they all contain essential oils or organic material. ⁣

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We’re growing the team! We’re looking for a self motivated, hard-working, detailed focused, individual with a passion fo...
10/29/2020

We’re growing the team!

We’re looking for a self motivated, hard-working, detailed focused, individual with a passion for sustainability. An understanding of a small business/boutique customer service is a must. Job description and application located on our website at golessthan.com/career

Must be available for split shifts/full shifts and weekends. In at 11 or later. Off by 7 or by 5 on Sunday. Off Mondays.

We’re looking for individuals who are looking to grow with a company that is expanding. People who want to be a part of measurable change. If that’s you, we’d love to hear from you.

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Back in stock at both locations! This one has a cult following. This sensitive skin lotion can be used day & night on th...
10/29/2020

Back in stock at both locations! This one has a cult following. This sensitive skin lotion can be used day & night on the face for sensitive skin and all skin types!⁣

Please note: This is an oil moisturizer and not a cream or chemical base so you only need a VERY little bit for it to yield full benefits!⁣

An everyday face moisturizer that can be applied anytime to balance, calm, & hydrate the skin - and give your face a glow. Can be applied in the am before sunscreen and make up and/or before bed after you've washed your face. ⁣

No filler, just good ingredients! ⁣

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Locally made hand crocheted bath poufs are back in stock at both locations. They’re available in natural, white, and gra...
10/29/2020

Locally made hand crocheted bath poufs are back in stock at both locations. They’re available in natural, white, and gray and are a great plastic free alternative for your shower and your skin. Ring or towel dry after each use and toss in the wash when needed. ⁣

These pair well with our Less Than pomegranate cider lathering body wash! ⁣


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Don’t forget kiddos in costumes get plastic-free treats at both locations until 10/31 while supplies last! ⁣⁣803 Shirley...
10/29/2020

Don’t forget kiddos in costumes get plastic-free treats at both locations until 10/31 while supplies last! ⁣

803 Shirley Ave in Ghent⁣
4378 Holland Rd in VB⁣

👻 🎃 🍭 ⁣


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Howdy 👋 Thanks for tuning in to Refill Station Master Class! In this edition, we’ll be addressing FAQ. Pay close attenti...
10/28/2020

Howdy 👋 Thanks for tuning in to Refill Station Master Class! In this edition, we’ll be addressing FAQ. Pay close attention, there’s a quiz at the end! ⁣

Q. I just moved to the area and haven’t been to a refill station, what should I do? ⁣
A. First, get registered to vote here, vote early, then come back! ⁣

Q. I have a container that was used for xyz, can I bring that in and fill it?⁣
A. Yes. If it holds product and seals decently, we’ll fill it! This is a judgment free zone. ⁣

Q. My container is plastic, is that okay?⁣
A. Yes! Get as much use out of plastic you already own as much as possible. When buying new, buy sustainable!⁣

Q. I didn’t know a store like this existing, I don’t have a container with me, what should I do? ⁣
A. Fear not, generous people from the community anticipated your visited and donated bottles so you may partake in saving the world. ⁣

Q. I have this container but it has some product left in it. What should I do?⁣
A. We subtract the current weight from the filled weight so you’ll only pay for what you added. ⁣

Q. I have lots of containers because I’m a crafter/mom/hoarder/addicted to pickles and or jam, can I bring them in?⁣
A. Yes, we’ll take your glass containers with lids. Plastic doesn’t usually survive our sanitation processes so we’re starting to pass on those. ⁣

Quiz time! If you’re new to the area, what’s the first thing you should do?⁣


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Moving the movement forward takes Less Than you may think (see what we did there?)⁣⁣⁣⁣See a product a friend might like?...
10/27/2020

Moving the movement forward takes Less Than you may think (see what we did there?)⁣⁣
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See a product a friend might like? Use the share button to send to them. ⁣⁣
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Have friends in Norfolk or Virginia Beach? Let them know about the closest location to them! ⁣
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We appreciate your support (even our friends outside of the US) and allowing us to bring sustainable alternatives to the area!⁣⁣
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Last in the line up of our Collage Collection is our Oakmoss + Amber Beard Balm! Our leave-in beard balm helps prevent i...
10/27/2020

Last in the line up of our Collage Collection is our Oakmoss + Amber Beard Balm! Our leave-in beard balm helps prevent itching, while softening your beard. Our oil blend prevents damage ends and moistures your bears physically and visually. ⁣

Apply dime-sized amount to beard and comb/brush through.⁣

Vegan. Free of phthalate, mineral oil, parabens or sulfates. Formaldehyde and formaldehyde donor free. No animal testing.⁣

Better than: Our Leave-in Beard Balm is better than other balms on the market because of the chosen ingredients and the glass container and metal lid. Glass is infinitely recyclable but before recycling, bring back to Less Than and use in our refill station to give your jar ongoing life. ⁣

When done: When you’ve extracted all the love you can from your container, gift it or bring it to Less Than to refill on a different goody or to be sanitized and made available for other guests to use or recycle. ⁣

Care: Store in a cool dry place. External use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.⁣

Ingredients:  Shorea (sal) robusta, argania (argan) spinosa kernal oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil, essential oil blend, behentrimonium methosulfate (derived from colza oil) and cetearyl alcohol.⁣

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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+17574023909

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Go Less Than

I bet, if you think about it, there are instances in your life where you were being sustainable without even knowing it. Have you ever been to the grocery store and skipped the plastic bag? Skipped the straw at the restaurant or took your food to go without plastic utensils? What about saving the tin your favorite holiday cookies come in or repurposed that glass jar from the fridge with something else?

Do you get your vegetables packaged-free? Maybe you have your own shopping bag, have a garden in your backyard, avoid plastic containers, or recycle wherever you see a recycling bin. Are you into tailoring clothes instead of tossing them and not afraid to shop used (thrifting is our fave!)?

Are you not apposed to re-gifting or re-using the tissue and bags that a gift came in? Do you sign up for paperless billing and e-bill pay? Have you even been scrappy and made your own product? Don’t mind rinsing your dishes or opting for reusable instead of single-use?

You’ve been less than. And honestly, less than is less than perfect. “Zero waste” denotes not producing any waste at all. Unless your repurposing your own stool for fertilizer to grow your own food while living off the grid, chances are theres more you could be doing. But we’re not here for that. We’re not here for perfect (or repurposing poop, tbh). We’re here for less than. Less than is achieved by making a conscious effort to produce less waste than the day before.

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Fantastic shop! Found dry shampoo for dark hair! Hallelujah! So many goodies. Just around the corner from the Naro.
In love with this bug oil.
I had a difficult time ordering on their website and reached out via e-mail on a sunday night. I had a response with 10 minutes via email! Not only did they help me complete my order but threw in free straws for my troubles! The best costumer service I have ever received and I will absolutely order from them again!