The Best Eco-Chic Unknowns in NYC

Nothing kills the buzz of a good spree faster than shopper’s guilt. Rid yourself of receipt-induced regret by shopping at these three New York gems. Devoted to protecting the environment, keeping your closet clean, and supporting the crafty artisans of India, these boutiques make sure your money goes a long way. Haven’t you heard? Green is the new black.

Camilla Boutique: Frustrated with the limited availability of eco-conscious clothing in brick and mortar stores, Camilla Ares brought her self-named shop to Boerum Hill. Store highlights include Peligrosa organic cotton T’s, all natural sateen sheet sets, and even environmentally friendly fitted crib apparel for the littlest tree-hugger in your life.

TEICH: A quaint nook of eco-goodies located in the heart of the East Village, TEICH sells one-of-a-kind jewelry, and sustainable handbags designed by owner Allison Teich McGowan. What’s hot on the shelves? Try on a Mr. Joe Bangles wooden bracelet ($85), an organic overnight bag ($315), or an over-size scalloped clutch that’s vegan approved ($120).

Indigo Handloom: When a freelance journalist traveled to India to report on the country’s silk trade, she returned to the States with a business model that honored India’s artisans. No, it’s not the synopsis of Julia Robert’s latest flick. It’s the story behind Dumbo’s Indigo Handloom. Stop by to browse embellished silk scarves, bohemian sundresses, and reversible, hand-died camisoles.

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