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Eco-friendly shopping in Chicago

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Green is the new pink! Okay, so I don’t know much about fashion, but I do know that people all across the U.S. have picked up the latest trend of “Going Green.” Chicago jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon early, with tons of shops offering environmentally safe goods/services.

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A Cooler Planet
2211 W. Roscoe
773-248-1110

If you want to change your lifestyle, A Cooler Planet can help! This shop contains all sorts of products from home furnishings to skincare. Everything has been made from renewable, recyclable resources, in addition to being organic and fairly traded.

Grasshopper 510
1944 N. Damen
773-292-0510

A “young[ish]” Chicago couple opened this boutique just one year ago. In a short time, their entrepreneurial skills have taken their “green” dreams to places they never thought they would go. Grasshoper 510 has quickly become one of the leading “green” stores that offers a plethora of eco-friendly gifts. You can even shop online or register for your baby/wedding shower!

GreenSky
5357 N. Ashland
773-275-1911

Sitting in a quaint Victorian structure on the corner of Ashland and Balmoral, GreenSky sells environmentally friendly goods that are just as eye-catching as the building that houses them. This is another great shop to find gifts for friends and family. One of the best products you’ll find is the one-of-a-kind artisan pieces! Go green with your home decor!

Paper Doll
2048 W. Division
773-227-6950

This beauty has been around for almost ten years! Run by two sisters, Paper Doll provides its customers with greener options for greeting cards and stationery. You can even request custom-made products for all celebrations.