Local Products that are also Sustainable

Local Products that are also Sustainable

Sustainability has been a pillar of our values since the start of our operations.  Way back when we just had one store in Mount Washington, it was a priority to operate in an eco-friendly way, which we certified through Sustainable PGH.  Our efforts have continued as we've grown, repeatedly achieving sustainability certifications at all of our love, Pittsburgh stores, donating to sustainable organizations, and now offering carbon neutral shipping on all orders. 

Shopping local is one of the best ways to improve your personal sustainability practices.  If you're looking to make the most impact, here we share standout products that are both local and sustainable.  


1. Tote Bags

Grab a new tote to keep all your things while shopping Pittsburgh neighborhoods. With the plastic bag ban, you'll be doing your part by using a reuseable tote. 

2. EmTree Bath and Body


EmTree Bath and Body makes the best moisturizing lip balms that are made with responsibly sourced ingredients. The balms come in sustainable packaging that can be recycled. Try all three delightful flavors: watermelon, acai blueberry, and vanilla mint.

3. Lovett Shower Steamers and Hand Creams


Lovett Sundries is a great sustainable choice in regards to all of their products, which are packaged in either biodegradable, recyclable, or (even better) reusable containers without plastic.  


4. Natural Wooden Vase

Hand turned by craftswoman Hanna Dausch from spalted tamarind and finished with an eco-friendly matte oil.  This wooden vase is the perfect vessel for dried flowers, a sustainable choice over fresh flowers whos beauty fades after a few days.  Find your perfect sustainable décor by shopping all of Hanna's pieces.


5. Creative Reuse Dolls

The electric character of artist Daniel Baxter is reflected in each of his Kreepy Dolls.  Each Kreepy friend is pieced together in the Kreepy Doll Factory where they take on a unique life through repurposed fabrics and names that will make you giggle - like Juicy Bear!

Find your favorite Kreepy Doll here.


6. Circular Economy Bowties

Knotzland is the queen of promoting and supporting the circular economy, a way in which we reuse materials to reduce waste outputs.  She and her team construct bowties for every style fashion in her Wilkinsburg studio.  Sport this citron beauty at your next summer soiree, or shop all Knotzland bowties


7. Remnant Quilted Clutch

Made from quilts and remnant fabrics, this one of a kind clutch is a sustainable dream.  This clutch is from Otto Finn's Circle Collection, where each piece is named after a heroine and made with organic and sustainable fibers.  

The Ella Clutch is named after the great American Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald whose voice and tone resonates so deeply with our souls.


8. Urban Forest Sustaining Cards

If you enjoy the urban forest, i.e. the tree lined streets of Pittsburgh and it's surrounding neighborhoods, you have Tree Pittsburgh to thank.  They support the planting and pruning of the most needy young trees, helping to make the Burgh a greener place to live.  Support their efforts through the purchase of their card packs like this Illustrative Tree Set and decline a bag at our stores so we can add to our regular donations to their organization.  


More ways to Support Sustainability

These products are just a few ways you can make more sustainable shopping choices.  Check out these links that share more about our commitment to sustainability and get ideas on how you can support these efforts.

love, Pittsburgh's Sustainability Page

Shop Sustainable Products

Decline a Bag Program benefiting Tree Pittsburgh

Sustainable Swaps for your Home

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