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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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What's-Nu

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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.
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.

Sudo Shoes

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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.
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.

Alex and Ani Boston

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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.

Steven Alan

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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).

Patagonia

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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.
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.

Follain

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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.

Olives & Grace

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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.

December Thieves

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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.

Coco Baby

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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.

What's-Nu

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.

Magpie

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.

Sudo Shoes

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.

Louis

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.

Alex and Ani Boston

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.

Steven Alan

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).

Patagonia

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.

Ore

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.

Follain

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.

Olives & Grace

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.

December Thieves

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.

Coco Baby

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.