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Drop one of Greenheart Shop's fragrant lavender or mulled-spice sachets ($10) into your linen drawer for sweet-smelling sheets.
These chunky pine crayons ($18) are a great back-to-school gift for a teacher or student friend.
This three-step cheese board ($47) was handmade in Guatemala out of teakwood.
Greenheart's in-house line of casual dinnerware (plates are $20 each) is hand-painted by artists in Tunisia and durable enough for daily use.
A light-as-air summer robe ($65) made by a fair-trade company in Indonesia.
The Ethiopian women who make these lightweight cotton scarves ($40) include a handwritten note with each one.
Inside the new Greenheart Shop in Old Town.
The heart of your home beats not in your giant new flatscreen, but in the personal objects you use every day: the apron you wear while mixing up pancakes, the candle that smells so good it makes you smile and the wine glasses you clink with friends.
We recently spent the better part of an afternoon browsing the new Greenheart Shop, the Chicago fair-trade boutique that just moved from Wicker Park into charming new Old Town digs.
The nonprofit shop’s mission is noble: It only stocks products made by fairly paid, well-treated artisans around the world.
Watch our slideshow of the feel-good things we couldn’t resist--from the only robe lightweight enough to wear on a sweltering day like today to our favorite new way to serve cheese.
Greenheart Shop, 1714 N. Wells St.; 312-264-1625 or greenheartshop.org
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