Tagged : greenheart-shop
May 27th, 2010
Colorful messenger bags and totes created from re-purposed construction netting, recycled rice bags and Cambodian silk. Screen-printed cotton outfits designed by the Chicago- and Cambodia-based Malia Designs. Divine chocolate made from cocoa beans sustainably grown in Ghana. These are just some of the finds at Greenheart Shop , a thriving Fair Trade business in Chicago‚Äôs trendy Wicker Park neighborhood. Shoppers recently were treated to a fashion show complete with runway models decked in green wear from head-to-toe.
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Tags: · Chicago Fair Trade shopping, Divine chocolate, eco-fashion, Fair Trade, Fair Trade accessories, Fair Trade food, fashion from Cambodia, fashion from India, fashions from India, fashions from South America, Greenheart Shop, Indigenous, Malia Designs, Mata Traders, recycled construction netting, recycled jewelry, recycled metal jewelry, recycled rice bags, vegetable dyed clothing, Wicker Park
January 14th, 2010
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
Everyone knows you can’t shop your way to green. A true greenie is always looking for ways to reduce and reuse. That line of thinking generally doesn’t propel you to the mall, at least not often.
BUT…you knew there was a but… eco-conscious consumers still have needs. Their motivations are just different. They look to buy lower impact, organic products from like-minded companies and retailers. They want fairly produced goods to create a less-toxic home environment, with healthful food, that supports sustainable practices.
Over the past two years, we’ve noticed that the market is bringing us more and more small, green stores that aim to be a nexus for this movement. Take it back. Some are large, like the home supply Green Depot in New York City. They sell lotsa stuff that can really help you dig in to cut your energy bills and remodel greenly.
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Tags: · Allentown, BarbaraKesslerBlog, Chicago, Earth Goddess, eco-friendly retailers, Green 11, Green Depot, green stores, Greenheart Shop, Houston, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, One Green Street, organic clothing, Organic Food, recycled products, San Francisco, Twin Cities Green
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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Tags: · artisans, developing nations, eco-friendly food, eco-friendly materials, ecological shopping, Fair Trade items, Food/Drink, Greenheart Shop, recycled products, work coops