458 W. 17th St.; 866-458-1017
While other such shops ooze political correctness, 2KH puts style first and sustainability second. The starkly elegant store features guilt-free luxury goods like ecofriendly fur pillows (starting at $260), organic damask sheets ($80 per queen sheet), and one-of-a-kind furniture made of reclaimed wood (chairs start at $650)—with not a burlap sack in sight. “If people feel like they have to be perfect in order to be green, they’re just going to give up,” says co-owner Mara Kloiber.
Best Green Gifts
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).