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Toast to Earth Day at These 12 Eco-Friendly Stores

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While we try to honor Mother Nature 365 days of the year, Earth Day (that's today, folks) is her special day—so we've gone ahead and rounded up a dozen stores that make eco-conscious shopping a breeze. No crunchy granola shops here, just good-looking products that also happen to be made sustainably.


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1. What's-Nu

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67 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
Tucked away between Davis Square and Teele Square, What's-Nu offers a small but focused inventory highlighting eco-fashion and American-made items. Strong men's brands to check out include Taylor Stitch apparel and Fox & Brie accessories.

2. Magpie

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416 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-3330
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Magpie is known for an eclectic mix of regionally-made merchandise, including Erica Weiner's recycled jewelry, all-natural beauty products from Fat and the Moon, and even find eco-friendly toys at its sister shop Magpie Kids down the block.

3. Sudo Shoes

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1771 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-1771
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If you've gone the vegan route in your mission for sustainable living, try Sudo Shoes for on-trend cruelty-free footweat from brands like Matt and Nat, Roni Kantor, and Saucony.

4. Louis

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60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 262-6100
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Louis harbors high-fashion eco-fashion. Find do-gooders including sustainable and ethical shoe brand Coclico, Suno's exquisite and responsibly produced printed textiles from Kenya, India and Peru, and sustainably sourced jewelry by Monique Pean.

5. Alex and Ani Boston

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115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-0777
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This Rhode Island powerhouse of a brand does not view itself as selling jewelry, but rather, positive energy. And that it does, making its popular bangles domestically with recycled metals.

6. Steven Alan

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172 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02216
(617) 398-2640
This impossibly hip New York brand and retailer is home to indie labels producing mindfully, including Clare Vivier leather accessories (socially-conscious and made in Los Angeles) and Ace & Jig (who works with an Indian textile specialist that uses reclaimed water to grow organic produce for its employees).

7. Patagonia

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346 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 424-1776
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From fleece recycled to employing environmentally conscious e-fibers in its products, this major company is on a mission to bring transparency to apparel production and responsibility to its supply chain. Know that a purchase here will directly support those efforts.
80 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-7426
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Ore's owner, local jewelry designer Sophie Hughes, has built her distinctive line on the use of recycled metals. Better yet, they are made right above the sales floor in her studio.

9. Follain

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53 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 284-7078
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Not only are Follain's chemical-free beauty products organically sourced, but they don't cause harm as they wash down the drain. More importantly, its glass bottle soap refill program prevents plastic waste while the regional soaps have a minimal carbon footprint.

10. Olives & Grace

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81 Pembroke Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 236-4536
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With small batch makers at its core, the vendors at this curated South End boutique are champions of the slow food and fashion movements. Wondering how your purchase made its way to you? Owner Sofi Mercedes Madison will excitedly elaborate.

11. December Thieves

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524 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 375-7879
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December Thieves is all about two product categories: globally found objects and eco-friendly goods. We especially like Peg and Awl's bags made from reclaimed leathers and trim, hand-printed Japanese furoshiki cloth which can replace plastic grocery bags, and all-natural, Earth-friendly soaps.

12. Coco Baby

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1636 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 247-2229
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This South End children's boutique stocks its space with apparel that is both style-conscious and eco-friendly. From infancy through the terrible twos, you can outfit the little ones in organic clothing.

1. What's-Nu

67 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144
Tucked away between Davis Square and Teele Square, What's-Nu offers a small but focused inventory highlighting eco-fashion and American-made items. Strong men's brands to check out include Taylor Stitch apparel and Fox & Brie accessories.
67 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Magpie

416 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Magpie is known for an eclectic mix of regionally-made merchandise, including Erica Weiner's recycled jewelry, all-natural beauty products from Fat and the Moon, and even find eco-friendly toys at its sister shop Magpie Kids down the block.
416 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

3. Sudo Shoes

1771 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
If you've gone the vegan route in your mission for sustainable living, try Sudo Shoes for on-trend cruelty-free footweat from brands like Matt and Nat, Roni Kantor, and Saucony.
1771 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

4. Louis

60 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02110
Louis harbors high-fashion eco-fashion. Find do-gooders including sustainable and ethical shoe brand Coclico, Suno's exquisite and responsibly produced printed textiles from Kenya, India and Peru, and sustainably sourced jewelry by Monique Pean.
60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

5. Alex and Ani Boston

115 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
This Rhode Island powerhouse of a brand does not view itself as selling jewelry, but rather, positive energy. And that it does, making its popular bangles domestically with recycled metals.
115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. Steven Alan

172 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02216
This impossibly hip New York brand and retailer is home to indie labels producing mindfully, including Clare Vivier leather accessories (socially-conscious and made in Los Angeles) and Ace & Jig (who works with an Indian textile specialist that uses reclaimed water to grow organic produce for its employees).
172 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02216

7. Patagonia

346 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
From fleece recycled to employing environmentally conscious e-fibers in its products, this major company is on a mission to bring transparency to apparel production and responsibility to its supply chain. Know that a purchase here will directly support those efforts.
346 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

8. Ore

80 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
Ore's owner, local jewelry designer Sophie Hughes, has built her distinctive line on the use of recycled metals. Better yet, they are made right above the sales floor in her studio.
80 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

9. Follain

53 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
Not only are Follain's chemical-free beauty products organically sourced, but they don't cause harm as they wash down the drain. More importantly, its glass bottle soap refill program prevents plastic waste while the regional soaps have a minimal carbon footprint.
53 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

10. Olives & Grace

81 Pembroke Street, Boston, MA 02118
With small batch makers at its core, the vendors at this curated South End boutique are champions of the slow food and fashion movements. Wondering how your purchase made its way to you? Owner Sofi Mercedes Madison will excitedly elaborate.
81 Pembroke Street
Boston, MA 02118

11. December Thieves

524 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
December Thieves is all about two product categories: globally found objects and eco-friendly goods. We especially like Peg and Awl's bags made from reclaimed leathers and trim, hand-printed Japanese furoshiki cloth which can replace plastic grocery bags, and all-natural, Earth-friendly soaps.
524 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

12. Coco Baby

1636 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
This South End children's boutique stocks its space with apparel that is both style-conscious and eco-friendly. From infancy through the terrible twos, you can outfit the little ones in organic clothing.
1636 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118