Dec. 8, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

Greenies know they need to shop local but when you’re strapped for time and stumped for ideas, it’s easy to resort to the big box stores. 

Here’s some eco-friendly items found at local green venues to jump start your shopping list.

Left, Rocky Mountain High Catnip for your feline friends, featuring 100-percent premium homegrown USDA certified organic catnip in organic cotton sack from Dolphin Blue, a Dallas-based green online store.



Above, handmade holiday card made with recycled fibers. Right, wood and vine peace wreath. Both available at Fair and Square Imports in McKinney. 




Above left, a butterfly pin made from recycled cans from Fair and Square Imports. Right, a handmade kettle-dyed cotton scarf, available in six colors, from Pretty Things and Cool Stuff, an online venue launched by Dallas sustainability advocate Kim Young.



Above left, an eco-friendly vegan handbag from Dallas-based Cykochik, made from vegan leather and unbleached cotton. Right, Bamboo leopard tank top from Dallas-based KaMIT, which offers an eco-friendly sportswear line.

Above, T-shirt made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles from Dallas-based Mad Leaf. Right, handmade hardwood earrings by local artist Hannah Aikins available at Gecko Hardware in Dallas.


Above, custom magnets made from the bottle cap of your choice and bike gears from Re-Geared in Grapevine, an online venue that specializes in items made from bicycle parts and other reclaimed materials. Right, a rocker made from sustainably-grown eucalyptus, available at Gecko Hardware in Dallas.


Above, reusable washable sandwich bag made from 100-percent organic cotton from Dolphin Blue. Right, this six-ounce BPA-free jar adapter combined with a glass mason jar makes an awesome lunch kit for healthy snacks and dips, from Pretty Things and Cool Stuff.


Pick up a gift card from one of our local eco-friendly salons:

Green Lotus Spa & Retreat in Dallas   

Glitz Organic Salon in Dallas

Urban Organic Hair Designs in Richland Hills.




Left, “Prairie Wildflowers Illustrated” by Fort Worth-based Debora Young, cofounder of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area, features the flora found in the Tandy Hills native prairie.

Right, The Best in Tent Camping: Texas by Dallas Sierra Club chairman Wendel Withrow offers a guide for both the novice and experienced camper.






Above, Peruvian handmade clownfish flute, from Fair and Square Imports. Right, plush bluejay with authentic bird calls recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, from the Dallas Arboretum's online store. Other bird species available. 




Above, this pet bed features an organic cotton cover and a cushion made of recycled plastic, available at Dolphin Blue. Right, prowl around Green Pet in Dallas for a variety of natural foods and green accessories. 

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Julie Thibodeaux is the Managing Editor for Green Source DFW. Previously, she worked as an editor and writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Contact her at

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