Riva Mackie and her husband Andrew grew up in Calgary. When they couldn't find a good local resource for natural health and lifestyle products, they opened up their own store. Andrew, an architect by training, recently added a building products department that sells no-VOC and milk paints, along with other supplies for eco-minded DIYers.
In their home and garden section, Riva's focuses on products made with "sustainable fibers, organic/biodynamic/pesticide-free production, and fair-trade/ethical labour." Companies and brands that meet their criteria include Green Sleep mattresses, Fire and Light glassware, Austin Air purifiers, Coyuchi linens, Plover bedding, Marmoleum flooring, Ice Stone and Paperstone countertops, and Yolo and Mythic paints.
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Images: Riva's Eco Store