ASK FAB GREEN | L.A. Green Home Stores


Dear Fab Green,
I’m taking a trip to LA tomorrow; do you have any suggestions for eco-home stores or clothing stores to see while I am there? My idea is to create a store in my area that would infuse “green” ideas and products in a not-so-green ‘yet’ community.

Thanks, Janette Lareto

Welcome to L.A.! Thrilled to hear about your interest in launching a green home store. There are a few on-the-ground eco-home stores you can look into: in Santa Monica on Colorado Blvd. – They design affordable, modern, custom green furniture. I visited the show room last week and met with Travis, the co-founder. Customers can choose a style, a coordinating fabric, and in 3-4 weeks the piece is made. I asked Travis where if they fabricate their pieces locally and he said yes. Upholstery options include sustainable fabrics from top companies like Maharam and Designtex.

Living Green in Culver City on Washington Blvd. – Living Green offers a broad range of green products including furniture, flooring, finishes, paints, garden supplies, etc. Some of my favorite products include Syndecrete, an eco-friendly concrete used to fabricate the sink in the photo (warning: not cheap), Yolo Colorcraft paint, and Kirei board furniture. They sell some of their products online as well.

Another local offering which may or may not be on-the-ground is green with glamour. Designer Deana Bracken founded gwg a month or two ago. The eco-chic shop focuses on a range of eco-glam accessories for the home, like this glass doily bowl made in a studio using wind power. If you love Kelly Wearstler’s style, you’ll love green with glamour.

Others anyone?


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