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Eco Closet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: A New Sustainable Fashion Destination

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Eco Closet owner Lisa Joseph minds the till.

Eco Closet opened this past summer, rounding out a chic green shopping row in Billyburg; its next to Vaute Couture, the vegan coat store, and down the street from Bird. Run by the knowledgeable and friendly Lisa Joseph, who has an extensive background in fashion, the store carries some of my fave sustainable brands like Prairie Underground, Stewart + Brown, Ecoskin, Amour Vert, Smartglass, and Kris Nations. I had a great time shopping for a new cool striped sweater there, which had a relaxed and fun vibe.

Location: 230 Grand St.
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (718) 360-4587

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Upcycled sari clutches.

According to Eco Closet’s site,

We’ve combined our love of fashion and love of the earth to create a well curated collection of eco friendly brands and products that have the same ethics and beliefs. Everything on our site is either sustainable, re-cycled, up-cycled, made in the USA, or fair trade.

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Kris Nations’ jewelry.

Eco Closet is more than just a brick and mortar store; it’s also an online shopping destination. And right now, the entire site is 25% off (plus free shipping). Be sure to follow the store on Facebook or Twitter. Happy New Year!

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Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.