Friday, May 14, 2010

Eco Maniac


Lei Chic Traipsing from store to store searching for environmentally friendly clothes and accessories is, ironically, sort of like driving your clunker you didn't cash in. As in, a huge waste of energy.

Especially now that there's the new Chinatown boutique Super Citizen. Open only a few weeks, the whole shop is stocked with products that are sustainable, locally made and designed, and eco-friendly.


Heading straight out after work? Pick up a cool little American Apparel tank dress or comfy cotton tee. Then dress it up with a few stylish accessories, like a pendant necklace or a pair of Lei Chicdrop earrings from Beachcomber Jewelry, and an Ecolicious organic tote, printed with graphic ocean scenes.

Need a gift for a pau hana birthday party? Snap up a few all-natural Malie Organics beauty products, made on Kauai from indigenous Hawaiian flowers, or a Klean Kanteen reuseable water bottle.

Owner Sandra Fowler even fills her shelves (most of which are recycled themselves) with a handful of stylish sustainable home goods, like bamboo utensils, recycled wood wine stoppers, and clocks that run on water. And there are eco-minded kids books and dolls too, as well as Green Babies Onesies made with organic fabrics and non-reactive dyes.

 The best part? The stock of fun green products is always renewing.

Now that's what you'd call a natural resource.

Super Citizen, 22 S. Pauahi St., Chinatown, 808.599.4333. Open Monday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 to 5 p.m.

 

 

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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