Best Eco-Friendly Shops in Los Angeles
Green Is Good: 5 Standout Eco-Friendly Shops
April is Earth Month, but that shouldn't be the only time you consider the environment. If you're looking to be more eco-friendly when it comes to your splurges, here are five local standouts that prove that being green doesn't have to equal being granola. Au contraire, one visit and you'll want to spend your dough at these local gems in April and all year.
- Its name, The Green Life (2409 Main St., Santa Monica, 310-392-4702), captures the essence of this Santa Monica home decor destination. Not only can you find green pieces from tons of eco-friendly brands for your own home, but your friends will also love to receive their stuff — like kitchen ware and shopping totes — as gifts.
- ReForm School (3902 Sunset Blvd., 323-906-8660) in Silver Lake sounds more like a learning institution, and it sort of is a spot to soak in — and score — environment-friendly, handmade goodies. Home accessories and furniture, clothing and jewelry, and cards and stationery, in the most unique styles, can be found in the petite store that's been open since '06
- Studio Root 66 (5917 N. Figueroa St., 323-482-1414) in Highland Park is popular for its bevy of eco-friendly gifts and original art by local artists. It stocks everything you can imagine, from pillows to jewelry to stationery, all with a green slant. The homemade jam is also a must try. Just be sure to designate an hour to perusing every nook and cranny.
- Echo Park's Raven + Lily (1568 Sunset Blvd., 310-990-4497) marries the green lifestyle with an edgy style. Handmade jewelry, baby clothes, home goods, frames — and anything else the nonprofit studio sells — all support women's empowerment programs that comply with fair trade standards.
- Kelly Green Design and Home (4008 Santa Monica Blvd., 323-660-1099) is another Silver Lake gem that will turn your home fabulously green. Recycled glass bedside carafes, bamboo sheets, biodegradable pens and utensils, green garment bags, and recycled jewelry are all high design, low impact.