The Essence of Green Shopping: Verdessence

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Grace & Cello’s Cypress off-the-shoulder top, $66, at www.verdessence.com

The newly launched Verdessence.com is committed to sustainable & stylish clothing and accessories for men, women, baby, and pet, as well as green beauty, gift, and home decor items. With an array of green items priced at $4 to $500, Verdessence carries labels Edun, Del Forte Denim, and Bambu, to name a few.

Popular picks from Verdessence.com include the sleek and stylish Bambu Serving Tray, perfect for serving cocktails or appetizers, the versatile Toggery Parker Shirred Tee, made of Modal, a sustainable fiber, and the fresh-scented Dani Eco Reed Diffuser, using 100% biodegradable and compostable packaging.

“In order for us to carry an item, it must be good for our planet in some way,” says co-owner Lauren McGinty.  “Whether it’s in the materials used to create it, the fair labor practices in place for the artisans that make it, or the ethical business practices conducted by the designers and companies that we work with.  Of course it also has to be stylish, and the more unique it is, the better.” 

Verdessence was conceived by Lauren McGinty and Michael McCarthy out of a desire to promote positive change in the world, and an appreciation for products created by businesses exercising social and environmental responsibility.  Verdessence is dedicated to the preservation of our planet while celebrating the beauty created from sustainable, fairly traded, organic, handmade, recycled and natural resources. 

Verdessence also gives back, contributing 1% of sales to environmental groups through their membership in 1% for the Planet, an organization that connects business owners and environmental non-profits, as well as Climate Cycle which raises money for the installation of solar panels in elementary schools. 

To learn more about Verdessence and browse current offerings, please visit www.verdessence.com.

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