Since green is the new black, Winnipeg retailers are diversifying to meet their customer’s growing appetite for goods that are easy on the environment:
Five Two Boutique is strictly sustainable. Slick fashions from Canadian and international designers for men, women and kids hang from racks cleverly repurposed from junk yard iron sink braces. 52 Adelaide St, 204-415-5657.
At For Space Sake, brightly coloured iPad cases and desk organizers are made of recycled Italian leather. 1824 Grant Ave, 204-488-2633.
Natural bath and body boutique Heartsease also sells soap nuts (pictured), which have shells packed with saponins. This natural detergent can replace laundry soap. 941 Westminster Ave, 204-474‑0470.
At Tiber River Naturals all body lotions, scrubs and even deodorant are made locally from natural ingredients. Try the lemon poppy seed shower shake that smells good enough to eat. 408 Academy Rd, 204-474-4247; 3-1650 Kenaston Blvd, 204-284-4247.