Local Earth-Friendly Finds

You Don’t Have to Go Far to Find the Best in Green Design

1. Stainless Steel Straws, SuxStraws, $20 Local designers Anne Greenberg, Ronit Tarshis and Anne Epstein created stainless steel SUX to reduce plastic waste and create "the most versatile, sustainable, reusable, zero-waste luxe product on the market."

2. Yumi Art + Amore 6-piece Stackable Bowls, YumiEcoStore, $99.95 Westport resident Virgina P’an founded Yumi EcoSolutions to build “a cleaner, healthier world… plant-based alternatives to keep pollutants out of landfills, oceans and skies.”

3. Steady Day Dreaming T, BeauSoleilShop, $75 For her local fashion line, Anne Epstein focuses on sustainability, fair trade and labor, offering consumers environmentally responsible clothing and accessories.

4. Fleece Turtleneck, Dudley-Stephens, $158 Two Fairfield County sisters custom design style-forward silhouettes, sustainably made from recycled yarn.

5. Brooklyn Bridge Jacket, Noorism, $550 Westport native and FIT graduate Noor Bchala creates unique and coveted designs, handmade in small batches from up-cycled denim.

6. Handmade Flexible Gold Cuff, FayeKim, $36,000 Award-winning jewelry designer Faye Kim’s 18K gold designs feature recycled gold (don’t worry, she has beautiful items for far less green.)

7. JacobOlmedo Olmedo’s innovative and oddly beautiful pieces are made with biodegradable materials. They cannot be washed, but Olmedo replaces the lining when necessary.

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