Dunia-Ecostore, a family run shop in the tiny town of Maynard, Massachusetts, stocks an array of products from both well-known and upcoming eco-manufacturers. But what sets them apart is their willingness to support young artists who give back to the local and global community. In the gallery of the bricks and mortar store, they showcase art by local photographers, painters and craftsman. But if your plans don't take you to Massachusetts, don't fret. You can visit the gallery online. The gallery is also where they showcase new and unique products that demand your attention. It's a reminder of their commitment to support products that are good for the home, body andsoul. These include offerings as diverse as "Pooh Paper," made from recycled elephant dung, to Xeko, a Pokemon-like game for kids that promotes environmental awareness. Their eclectic offerings reach across the green spectrum:
Cruelty-Free: from cosmetics to pet products to deodorants and soaps.
Conscious and Conscientious: including music DCs like the popular Putamayo series of world music to an impressive array of magazines.
Recycled: Bicycle chain picture frames, wristwatches from antique domino tiles and razors made from recycled plastic.
Fair Trade: Baskets, naturally-dyed hemp and cotton napkins by Tribal Fiber, flutes, rain sticks and gourd shakers.
Environmentally Sustainable: hemp oven mitts and potholders, natural wood rattles and infant apparel, throw rugs, fabrics and bedding.
While they aren't set up for e-commerce, they can accommodate phone and fax orders, whether for a product or a piece of art that's caught your eye.