Green / Eco-friendly

Peligrosa Knits

Peligrosa's sleek, sophisticated pieces are made of organic cotton and humanely sheared merino and cashmere, then spun into fine-gauge separates. They also come with a super-green bill of health: L.A.-based husband-and-wife designers Adam Sidell and Nico Morrison just moved 90 percent of their production from Japan to the U.S. to reduce their energy consumption.

Featured in the April 2009 issue.

peligrosaknits.com

Perch!

Polished surfaces paired with solid colors render all of designer Amy Adams' pieces of earthenware—whether they're mod, spaceship-like hanging plant pots or tongue-in-cheek boy/girl napkin rings—contemporary and chic. Her garden, lighting, and tabletop items as well as wall hangings are all low-impact and handcrafted in Brooklyn using nontoxic finishes and by-products.

perchdesign.com

Pivot Boutique

The online home of this forward-thinking Chicago store boasts a great selection of wear-with-everything staples like wrap dresses from Habitude and drapey cotton vests by Ecoganik. The site's Eco-Smart section is also packed with information on how to think earth-friendly, from sourcing sustainable materials to business practices.

pivotboutique.com

Plover Organics

The handblocked sets from this fair-trade, organic bedding company are inspired by vintage textiles and wallpaper. The results, rendered in wonderfully vivid colors, are charming and clean-lined in equal measure.

Featured in the April 2009 issue.

store.ploverorganic.com

Re:modern

Founded by earth-friendly design consultant Mona Ying Reeves, re:modern has something for every corner of the home. Plus, the user-friendly website is anything but overwhelming, boasting a simple-but-smart glossary for environmental terms, as well as products like rubber doormats, disposable bamboo utensils, and sustainably harvested birch side tables all sifted by theme ("small spaces," for instance), designer, and price.

re-modern.com

Saffron Rouge

The strict standards here—only organic and biodynamic—make this a truly confidence-inspiring site. The brands, like Jurlique, Weleda, and Suki, are first-rate, too.

saffronrouge.com

Sephora

A luxe and exhaustive offering divided into natural, organic, and mineral categories, with lines ranging from Ren and Tarte to Bare Escentuals.

Featured in the April 2009 issue

sephora.com

Skin Botanica

We applaud the array of fantastic below-the-radar companies like Stem Organics and Biologika.

skinbotanica.com

Soap & Paper Factory

Beautiful design meets equally gorgeous scents at this New York home and body outlet: Beeswax candles are cradled in reusable Italian glass, and vintagey stationery comes in fresh, all-natural scents like verbena, rosewood, and fig. There's also a stellar assortment of body products, from delicate creams to soaps and scrubs.

Featured in the April 2009 issue

soapandpaperfactory.com

Spencer Peterman

Spencer Peterman carves bowls so shiny and smooth that they look like giant beach-strewn seashells. In fact, he crafts them from wood found deep in forests, salvaged from fallen trees. His Massachusetts-based site offers a wide range of sizes and textures (cherry, spaulted maple, and black walnut among them), with one-of-a-kind cutting boards, tables, trays, and servers also in the mix.

spencerpeterman.com

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