This Earth Day, show Mother Nature the gratitude she deserves by buying sustainably sourced, naturally produced and eco-friendly goods from these local small businesses.
A breezy look from Christina Yother’s SS21 collection PHOTO BY: SOUTH ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHY, MODEL: NAJAH MANSUR, HAIR AND MAKEUP: HALEY DANI MAKEUP
1. Garments in Christina Yother’s (christinayotherdesigns.com) SS21 collection are made entirely of sustainable materials including MicroModal, silk and cupro, plus shells instead of plastic for buttons, straps crafted from recycled ocean plastic and accessories fashioned from scrap fabric. Owner and designer Yother, a recent SCAD grad, donates all profits from accessories in her line to women’s shelters. “I crave clothes that are both creative and wearable, and I believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style, sustainability or comfort,” she shares.
2. Located in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, EcoHome Atlanta features sustainably crafted products sourced both locally and from around the globe, made by artisans who support an earth-conscious lifestyle. Luxury home decor, jewelry, accessories, baby and toddler gifts, tasty treats, candles, diffusers, barware, stationery and more are available. New this spring, the store’s crystal decanter set or marble salt and sugar shakers make perfect presents for any occasion. 2385 Peachtree Road NE, ecohomeatlanta.com
etúHOME’s kitchen goods and home decor are handcrafted from sustainable materials.
3. Founded by wife-and-husband duo Stacy and Joe Borocz, etúHOME’s collection of serveware, cooking tools, home accessories and more are created with sustainability in mind. The brand utilizes recycled glass, 19th century timber and sustainably harvested wooden beams sourced from Budapest to create exquisite, utilitarian pieces that do not leave a carbon footprint. “At etúHOME, we find beauty in extending resources and giving materials a second life through our collections,” says Stacy. 3400 Around Lenox Road, Ste. 205B, etuhome.com
Atlanta-based Leena & Lu offers certified organic cotton loungewear and sleepwear
4. Leena & Lu, the luxury loungewear online boutique founded by sisters Ofelia McCollough and Kathya Castillo, produces Peruvian-made and Atlanta-designed certified organic cotton luxury loungewear and other sustainably sourced products— always free of chemicals and pesticides. “Organic cotton growing reduces carbon emissions and preserves natural resources. Being sustainable guarantees workers’ fair living wages and investment in local communities,” says McCollough. The brand’s nightgowns, sleep sets, tops, bottoms, robes and cardigans are sold alongside gifts, childrenswear and seasonal collections. leenaandlu.co
Photography by: From top: PHOTO BY: SOUTH ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHY, MODEL: NAJAH MANSUR, HAIR AND MAKEUP: HALEY DANI MAKEUP; by CHARLIE QUADE; by ALLIE HINE