Finding Green Products Locally
While green is all the rage, it can still be a bit of a challenge finding the products you’re looking for. These merchants share an eco-friendly sensibility and carry an array of options, such as clothing, home repair, decorating, hygiene and more making it easier than ever to shop local while still “going green.”
1 Peters Flooring & Paint offers a variety of flooring options including bamboo, cork and vinyl and eco-friendly paint products that will not only transform any room in your home, but also help reduce your carbon footprint. They also offer window treatments that could help cut your home’s energy cost during the hot summer months and an energy efficient floor heating system that can keep your toes warm all winter long while still keeping your costs
2 Erma Steelsmith and Suzie Burch have turned broken china, jewelry and mementos into beautiful works of art.The duo have fashioned these one-of-a-kind birdhouses and friendship hearts using discarded or broken items giving each house a unique and artistic character.You can find their works of whimsy at the Lagniappe Shop or All Things Arkansas.
3 Rachel Green creates one-of-a-kind skirts from jeans that look great on any body type. Handcrafted to match any outfit or personality her custom pieces are designed from your personal pair of blue jeans that fit you “just right.” She has recently added custom denim jackets to her collection.You can find her designer label at The Lagniappe Shop.
4 Ken Timeon, the “Rustologist,” spends his time making ecofriendly art pieces out of recycled copper wire, natural stones and beads. His hand crafted crosses hang in the gallery of All Things Arkansas. Second Time Around Artwork is about incorporating old items to bring life to things forgotten.
5 Toy Chest has a selection of toys that help children understand the importance of a green lifestyle. From Wind Power erector sets, which can generate enough electric power to light up an LED light and charge a rechargeable battery, to science kits and all-wooden puzzles and blocks, these toys are sure to engage kids of all ages.
6 Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium offers a variety of natural soaps, mineral bath salts, milk lotions, and lip balms that will help you keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful while still staying green. Bathhouse’s products are made, packaged and labeled by hand every day. They also offer custom scenting with more than 75 fragrances to choose from.