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Refill Your Cup at Austin’s Chic and Sustainable General Store, Parker + Scott 

This local shop aims for less waste and more community togetherness, featuring sustainable products sourced from over 150 Texas-based businesses


In the Crestview neighborhood of Austin lies a unique store that celebrates local and sustainable makers. Parker + Scott is owned by husband-and-wife Ian and Jess Haisley, who opened the shop in July 2021. It is named after their sons, stepbrothers who share the same first name—Ayden Parker and Aiden Scott. 

Austin’s “refillery”

Both Jess and Ian have backgrounds in retail. On vacation in Brighton, England, they came across a charming utility store carrying simple yet beautiful goods. At the same time, the U.S. was seeing a rise in stores with a “refillery” (household and personal care products in bulk). They wanted to combine the utilitarian nature of a general store with the sustainability focus of refillieries to start something new in the place they call home. 

Inside the charming shop, Parker + Scott (photo by Liz Harroun)
Inside the charming shop, Parker + Scott you’ll find a refill bar. (photo by Claire Malaby)

An active part of the Austin community

The shop features over 150 Texas-based businesses and 200 women-owned or women-led businesses. Every item in the shop is chosen intentionally to help customers avoid plastic and choose safe, inclusive options for their families. The handpicked selection offers everything from candles, cards, apothecary items, and snacks to toys, children’s books, and kitchen items. All products are sustainably made, recyclable, made from recycled materials, or are compostable.

“We are trying to make buying decisions easier for customers so they don’t have to research to understand every single product,” says Ian. The products for children are chosen with similar care. “We try to focus on books that tell diverse stories with diverse characters so that when children come into the store, they see themselves in these stories.” 

A family affair

As parents, Jess and Ian understand the importance of instilling good values in children. Both of their sons, now in high school, have been instrumental in opening the store. They helped get it ready for opening and now work at the store. Their youngest daughter, Elsie, is three-and-a-half years old and will grow up watching her parents run a business that positively impacts their community. 

snacks, gifts and local goods at Park + Scott
Discover a range of snacks, gifts and local goods at Park + Scott. (photo by Claire Malaby)

In their quest to minimize waste, they allow customers to drop off items that would otherwise go to the landfill to be reused or recycled through Ridwell. Those who drop off items even receive at 10% discount on their purchase for doing so! 

So head to Parker + Scott to discover local snacks, gifts, and household items. And don’t forget to save your styrofoam and plastic Amazon packaging and bring it in to be recycled. Thanks to local stores like Parker + Scott, we can strive to reduce online shopping altogether. Here’s to a brighter future with less waste and more community togetherness. Learn more at