Eco Fashion on the Lower East Side of New York City: Visit Kaight and Hairy Mary's

I had fun being the camerawoman and stylist for this fun video that Ayana Meade, my colleague at Greenopia, modeled, MC’d, and edited. We visited two of my favorite eco boutiques on the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan: Kaight (new, modern eco fashions), and Hairy Mary’s (vintage and reconstructed clothes) and talked to their owners about what made them passionate about what they stocked, the environment, and how they chose their wares.

Many thanks to Kate McGregor, owner of Kaight and Sharon Broit, owner of Hairy Mary’s for taking the time to speak with us!

Kaight received the highest rating of four leaves by Greenopia’s independent rating system, and Hairy Mary’s will be ranked soon!

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.