Green is big business these days. If you want to be part of the green movement, but don’t want to give up your fashionista style, then take a look at these local boutiques that make it easy to go green!
110 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
If you’re looking for something natural next to your skin while working out, Lululemon is the perfect place! Men and women can scour the racks for eco-friendly sports gear that feels like your favorite pair of pajamas. Try Lululemon’s Vitasea clothing. It’s made with Seacell®, the yarn derived from seaweed! Blended with cotton and Lycra, the end result is an ultra soft, pre-shrunk fabric that retains its shape and stays soft after you wash it. This makes it the top choice for tank tops and t-shirts. Lululemon offers a wide range of products for working out, or day to day use. From cycling, running, and other sporting gear, to clothes that are perfect to wear on a casual weekend afternoon, Lululemon is all about creating comfortable and durable gear that is made with sustainable ingredients. Their stand on sustainability includes educating, inspiring and challenging the community to also become leaders in sustainability, as well as expanding collaborations and partnerships to include brands, suppliers and NGO’s that share their sustainable vision. Everything they do keeps in mind their enviornmental footprint, and Lululemon always takes strides to reduce their footprint wherever they can.
6922 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
When these stylish basics are this functional and affordable, there’s no reason not to go green! American Apparel is not only committed to selling quality apparel, but they want to create a better, more sustainable community. The stores are lined with made-in-America clothing that everyone needs in their closets. While the company has had its ups and downs with management, their commitment to creating sustainable goods has always been present and firm. The company reduces their eco footprint by concentrating on manufacturing operations to a small circle of buildings in Southern California. A few ways that the company works sustainability into the brand include minimizing the gaps between pattern pieces when cutting garments. This allows them to drastically reduce the amount of waste generated. Additionally, the company is constantly re-using what most companies consider waste, and turns them into everything from scrunchies and hair bows to other accessories. When they can’t turn it into products, they cut it into rags and the housekeeping team makes use of them. Additionally, they have implemented a great bike program to provide a sustainable way of commuting for employees.
13344 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Want to get a great night of sleep and help the environment at the same time? Look no further than Sherman Oaks’ Green Cradle. This stylish and modern showroom offers eco-friendly and organic mattresses, as well as bedding and nursery furnishings. The store also features all natural health & body care products, clothing, toys, furniture and many other products for children, pregnancy, and the whole family. The goal for Green Cradle has been and always is to offer products that not only say organic or all natural on their labels, but actually contain no chemicals, no synthetic preservatives, no harmful dyes, no hidden plastics, no toxic fire retardants, and other toxic ingredients. And, while going green may seem like a hard task, it’s extremely important to Green Cradle and they go above and beyond to make sure that all the products they sell are healthy.
The Ultimate Green Store
6656 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Encino’s The Ultimate Green Store is a haven for those looking for pretty much anything organic and eco-friendly. The store, which sells home and garden pieces, bath and body supplies and skincare, clothing and bags, yoga and fitness bags and accessories, and much more, is all about offering eco-friendly products. As the ultimate resource for eco-conscious shoppers, the Ultimate Green Store provides a collection of many of the finest environmentally friendly products for the home, and family. They also offer a wide range of gifts for any occasion. The products are green in a number of ways, including being natural, organic, and recycled. Products with your health and health of the planet in mind, include organic bathrobes, yoga mats and bags, baby clothing, baby towels, baby pillows, baby toys, bedding, mattresses, cookware, solar bags and much more.
9663 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Located in Beverly Hills, 90210 Organics is an always hip, always natural organic boutique featuring chic clothing, eco-friendly accessories, green gifts and organic cosmetics. The store sells a wide range of products, ranging from leg and arm warmers, toddler tee’s, teething necklaces, and lip balm to elderberry syrup, headache tea, wellness wraps and much more. All of their products are blended in batches with only the finest organic, non-GMO ingredients as well. Quality and sustainability are the cornerstones of 90210 Organics’ business.