At Good Karma Cafe, the coffee is fair trade, the cream’s from Lancaster, and the sweets are from local vendors like Gilda’s Biscotti and Better Together Brownies.
Good Karma Cafe, 331 South 22nd Street (215-546-1479); 928-930 Pine Street (267-519-8860 or thegoodkarmacafe.com).
With Latin music playing softly in the background and a lilting Colombian accent, Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa’s Karina Restrepo manages to make a trying task feel more like a tropical vacation. You can expect the same attention to detail she applies to her meticulous manicures, only with ecofriendly soy wax and expert trimming and tweezing techniques.
Reimagine your space with the help of the ecofriendly design aficionados at Greenable.
Greenable, 820 North 4th Street (215-922-6066). For more locations, go to greenable.net.
Indulge in guilt-free bottled water from White Dog Cafe’s in-house filtering system. It comes still or bubbly in cute, reusable glass liters with porcelain stoppers.
White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom Street (215-386-9224 or whitedog.com).
Hold up, Buttercup. You gotta stop and smell the flowers. Check out owner Kayo Higashimura’s lush English contemporary floral arrangements at Hana & Posy. She uses flowers from farms that live up to VeriFlora standards of sustainability.
Hana & Posy, 35 North 3rd Street (215-733-0505 or hanaposy.com).
In Juju Spa’s mellow, ecominded atmosphere, you can have all your skin needs taken care of and practice the lost art of silence in your shirodhara treatment. A few doors down, there’s a corresponding salon.
Juju Spa & Organics, 728 South 4th Street (215-922-3235); Juju Salon, 713 South 4th Street (215-238-6080 or jujusalon.com).
The magnificent Carrie Collins designs and makes the ecominded bags, bike belts, and accessories in her bright, colorful shop.
When it comes to ecofriendly, it’s safe to say you’ve got one foot on the wagon. But Ali McCloud, owner of Arcadia Boutique, has both. And with her great selections, she’ll dress you head to toe in organic gear.
Arcadia Boutique, 819 North 2nd Street (215-667-8099); 265 South 20th Street (267-519-3634 or arcadiaboutique.com).