F at Second Ave.; J, Z at Bowery; 6 at Spring St.
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This 3,200-square-foot ecosuperstore supplies a range of organic, recycled, and sustainable options for the home, from glitter-speckled natural-quartz countertops to water filters. The space is divided into rooms like a green-minded IKEA: A multicolored wall of swatches divides flooring materials from VOC-free paint canisters. Central tables are piled with small gifts, like Raw & Fire chocolate, soy candles, and tumblers crafted from recycled wine bottles. In the children’s section, lead- and formaldehyde-free cribs are filled with bibs from Baby in a Blanket and organic-cotton onesies by Egg. In the back, kitchen ideas span building supplies—recycled-glass countertops, bamboo and cork flooring—and décor, like a lampshade that doubles as a chalkboard and beeswax taper candles. Most of the store’s offerings combine practical and artistic sensibilities, like hand-loomed rugs in vibrant patterns made from natural fibers and low-impact vegetable dyes. Those not yet ready to tear up their floorboards can stock up on products for everyday use, like anti-allergen cleaning supplies, LED lightbulbs, and reusable water bottles.Registry
This ecohardware store offers earth-friendly products for a greener home, like energy-efficient cordless Black & Decker vacuum cleaners and mini tankless water heaters. Other fun finds include worm factories, good-looking Ovopur water filters, and a plethora of groom-pleasing hardware.