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Chicago’s Greenheart Shop declares ‘Green Friday’

November 19th, 2009

Green Right Now Reports

Chicago’s Greenheart Shop is declaring that Black Friday will be Green Friday this year at their store, which sells Fair Trade, eco-friendly and socially conscious gifts, food, clothes and accessories.

Greenheart, a non-profit cultural exchange and storefront (at 1911 W. Division) will be serving free Fair Trade wine, cocoa and snacks to shoppers. Visitors can also see a make-your-own gift wrap demonstration. The event, on Friday, Nov. 27, will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those who can’t attend can still buy Greenheart products online.

The goodies sold at Greenheart benefit disadvantaged workers, coops in developing nations and support ecologically sound growing methods, like shade-grown cocoa. They include:


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Boost your earth-friendly chic level with three trendy designs

May 8th, 2009

Oak is such a trendy fashion Web site, just perusing their lineup of hip indie designers will elevate your cool factor substantially. Mixed in with all that fabulousness are three design lines that are exotically earth-friendly.

A Peace Treaty: This line was created by partners Farah Malik, a Muslim from Pakistan, and Dana Arbib, a Jew from Libya. Their scarves, stoles and bandanas are made by artisans working in war-torn parts of the world.


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