7 Eco-Friendly Shopping Solutions in Calgary
Save some green by shopping green. An eco-sensitive store as well as consignment stores are the places to go when you want to stay on budget and be nature's friend while shopping in Calgary.
The first store to open in Canada from the popular English brand, the Calgary flagship is light and bright, brimming with intoxicating scents. All products contain essential oils, not just for their lovely smell, but for their health benefits. The Mother & Baby line is where you'll find natural remedies safe for reducing stretch marks and healing diaper rash. Bonus: many products perform double duty. Baby Balm soothes diaper rash and is a robust mommy moisturizer, while Baby Barrier also works as a sunscreen. We're also fans of the Wild Rose Beauty Balm. Having reached cult status, this multi-purpose balm can be used as a mask, moisturizer, lip salve and even a cleanser.
Rocky Mountain Soap Company
Nothing is too good for our babe's skin because nothing is more perfect than it. When it comes to protecting that buttery smoothness, we love an all-natural option, so we turn to Canmore-based Rocky Mountain Soap Company for our soap, lotions and sunscreens. Not only does their stuff smell oh-so-heavenly, it's perfectly safe for our children's precious skin.
Riva's, The Eco Store
Riva's, The Eco Store carries an impossibly vast array of products tied together with a healthy, green string. Furniture, skin care products, paint and clothing share space. For the eco minded, it's a one stop shop.
You would never know the majority of merchandise at HuckleBerry Kids is pre-loved until you look at the price tag. The store is fresh, bright and modern (minus the piles of unsorted merchandise gracing the front ends of many consignment shops). There is a wide assortment of clothing, toys and newer items like Baby Legs and shoes by Little Soles with a focus on baby and toddler items.
We like the clean, bright space and the in-store coffee shop, complete with kids' tables and homemade goodies. A well organized shop, Sproutz Kidz has the best selection of clothing for elementary school kids of all the city's consignment stores.
Play It Again Sports
Along with jeans and sweaters, kids constantly need bigger skates, longer skis or newer hockey pads. Consider trading up rather than buying new. Play It Again Sports has a variety of seasonal sporting goods for little and big kids alike.
Once Upon a Child
Local savvy moms love shopping at the Varsity location of Once Upon a Child. Part of an international franchise chain, the NW shop is loaded with gently used toys, gear and clothing with a large assortment of items for the under five set.