The core principals of Green Depot are they say "to Make "green" building and living solutions accessible, affordable and gratifying."
The company was founded in 2005 and already had showrooms in Brooklyn, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Greenport, Chicago, with Albany and Newark (Delaware) to follow in 2009.
They decided to expand by putting their wares on display for all New Yorkers to see in a new retail outlet (emporium).
The Green Depot store offers not just building and renovation items but household cleaning products including their own line which could make it affordable for more people.
As a bonus that line is Made in New York and Fragrance Free.
In the baby department, the Green Baby Apparel is made from Texas Cotton in Pennsylvania.
A bit pricey maybe in our Consumed to Thrifty times with 3 Onesies or T Shirts setting you back $35.
What guides their choices on what to stock and who to work with is something they call their Green Filter to stay clear of false statements (Greenwashing) and dogmatism which might put the product 'green' lineage before its effectiveness and usefulness.
I can judge their efforts only from what I read about it since I have not yet visited their Manhattan store located at 222, Bowery.
Until I have a chance to I give them 8 out of 10 for trying and the think global, act local approach.
Bob the Builder on the agenda for Green Day # 66
I discovered Green Depot on Springwise.
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