Green / Eco-friendly

Gaiam

Gaiam has been turning out alternative health and beauty goods for years, but we love it for its bedding. The line has a host of qualifications: organic, free of pesticides, made with low-impact dyes, etc. And what makes the sets really stand out are the incredible colors and delicate prints.

gaiam.com

gnc.com

We were impressed by the huge eco selection when we clicked on the Bath & Body tab on the home page: Kneipp body oils, and a host of indie brands (Indigo Wild, Shea Terra, Thayers, etc.).

Featured in the April 2009 issue

gnc.com

The Green Loop

The online counterpart to the popular Portland, Oregon, boutique, this site brims with amazing pieces from more than a hundred different labels—including Grace & Cello, Beyond Skin, and Prairie Underground.

Featured in the April 2009 issue.

thegreenloop.com

Green With Glamour

Headquartered in Los Angeles, this lifestyle site has an elegant roundup of clothes by EcoSkin and Popomomo, as well as one of the most beautiful selections of furniture and housewares we've seen.

Featured in the April 2009 issue.

greenwithglamour.com

Hammocks and High Tea

Karen Young's screen-printed paper-and-fabric pieces—including shams, drawstring bags, and throw pillows—feature tropical-infused drawings inspired by her childhood in South America. Top picks are customizable stationery and calendars made with water-based inks, in addition to scented drawer paper—all packaged in recycled and recyclable materials.

hammocksandhightea.com

Holisticbeauty.net

We love this site's brilliant ingredient glossary and vast selection, from Aubrey Organics to Earth Therapeutics. There's even dye-free, henna-based haircolor.

holisticbeauty.net

Indika

Come here for the most timeless, subtly printed sheets from a line based in Kalispell, Montana. These are 600-thread-count—so they're ridiculously soft against the skin—and are free of synthetic dyes, cleaners, and chemicals.

indikaorganics.com

Kaight

You'll find the same roster of compelling green lines assembled here that you'd encounter in Kate McGregor's airy boutique on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Each designer has his or her own way of being environmentally conscious—from Lulu Frost's reinvented vintage baubles to Bodkin's recycled plastic dresses.

kaightshop.com

MIO Culture

Progressive design is the stock-in-trade at this Philadelphia-based site, where each item is as exquisite as it is functional. Origami tables fold and unfold, cork floor tiles can be coated with waxes and stains, and a serpentine lamp twists to fit any space. We also love how serious Mio is about each item, supplying several accompanying photos and a lengthy description of the designers' philosophy, materials, measurements, and environmental quotient for everything.

mioculture.com

Nimli

Every purchase made here goes directly from the cool indie designers to your doorstep, cutting out the step of shipping to a warehouse for storage. So navigate the dizzying array of feminine dresses from Deux FM or Viridis Luxe's wear-anywhere, featherweight basics, knowing that each arrives bearing the lightest carbon footprint possible.

Featured in the April 2009 issue.

nimli.com

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