Top 5 Best (Unique!) Sustainable Small Businesses in New Orleans, Louisiana

As NOLA's first and only sustainable home goods and refill store (and in honor of Earth Month!) we're sharing our top favorite (and perhaps lesser known) eco-friendly small businesses here in New Orleans. Learn more about each one below!

1.) Vintage Green Review3530 Magazine Street

Best Sustainable Small Businesses in New Orleans, Louisiana

As NOLA's first and only plastic-free store & refillery we'd be remiss not to introduce ourselves as well! Now celebrating our 3rd Anniversary, we've saved more than 30,000 plastic bottles from the landfill since our grand opening by refilling or choosing plastic-free options instead. And that number is still growing as readers like you are still learning about--and visiting--our shop for the very first time!

You can bring your own clean, dry containers to reuse and refill all-natural cleaning products like laundry, dish, hand soaps, etc. Check out our website to browse our full refill menu as well as all of the other sustainable eco-friendly home goods, nontoxic cleaning, beauty and personal care supplies we offer such as solid shampoo bars, bamboo toothbrushes, natural deodorant and so much more. Are you located outside of New Orleans with no zero-waste shop in your town? We also ship: plastic-free and carbon neutral!

2.) Seasoned, 3828 Dryades Street

This is perhaps one of the most uniquely curated secondhand stores we’ve ever seen— at Seasoned you can peruse a wide selection of experienced cookware, as they say, “from NOLA's neighborhood kitchen thrift store.” Now in their 9th year of business, Seasoned buys, trades, and sells cookware so you'll be set with a variety of options from Pyrex to percolators and so much more. Seasoned also stocks a variety of locally made pantry items, consumables and culinary gifts such as delicious local preserves from Jamboree Jams.

3.) Bargeboard Architectural Salvage Store,
530 Powder Street 

Located in historic Algiers Point, owner Kristin Gisleson Palmer founded Bargeboard in 2014 to personally address the rampant blight that previously existed in Old Algiers. With a career-long focus on improving historic neighborhoods of New Orleans and an extensive background in housing, Kristin believes in a comprehensive approach to neighborhood revitalization and has partnered with a number of local non-profits to work toward the greater goal of having a diverse and thriving community in Old Algiers. 

Bargeboard has produced housing for all income levels and has now expanded to a full mill shop AND architectural salvage store where you can find delightfully unique vintage pieces from doors to lamps, furniture, pottery, hardware, and many more salvaged sundries.

4.) Mary's Rack: Curated Secondhand Styling,
8128 Oak St 

Best New Sustainable Businesses in New OrleansNewly located inside the Dime Store Cowgirl Trading Post Shop on Oak Street, Mary's Rack is a one stop shop for all things secondhand clothing. Shop the racks in-store or work directly with Mary for personalized styling services. With many years of experience in styling and secondhand sourcing, Mary Jo will elevate your style in the most sustainable way!

5.) Louisiana Children's Museum Store, 15 Henry Thomas Drive

You don't need museum admission to shop the uniquely curated sustainable goods at the Louisiana Children's Museum store! This might not be the first shop that comes to mind for many, but the museum store is located next to the museum in City Park and specializes in a wide range of low-waste, plastic-free and nontoxic items such as educational books, arts and crafts, games, puzzles, puppets, and more from ages 0+! All items are based on the sustainable and educational experiences had in the museum. 



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