Green living, organic lifestyle, eco-friendly, environmental degradation, these words were quite unfamiliar to me until I met my environmentalist better half! He never misses a chance to gift an eco-friendly product to friends & relatives to create awareness about them. He attends all types of events including conferences, exhibitions, seminars and anything related to environmental issues. Accompanying him to such events and getting unique eco-friendly gifts built up my understanding about my responsibility towards Mother Earth.
Gradually, I have cultivated a liking for environmentally friendly items. However, I feel commoners like us do not have the right access to such valuable products. Particularly in the Indian context, it is hard to find details of all types of eco-friendly products in one place. So here is my effort to create a directory of green and environmentally friendly products found online. Share your experience with me and let me know if you have come across better products elsewhere.
1. Mother Earth
The Mother Earth chain of stores is one of the best places to find an eclectic collection of organic products. Mother Earth believes in providing earthly products to the eco-conscious consumers. Home decor & furnishings from Puducherry and Varanasi is a wonderful collection of products which would definitely add in charm to your home and will make your home aesthetically beautiful. Fashion and food is an added category featured in mother earth. http://motherearth.co.in/earthfashion
2. Green n Good Store
Maternity & nursing apparel is a soothing rage for upcoming moms who would desire to wear something soft and comfortable during those uncomfortable days is the special feature of Green n Good Store. They also have beautiful range of eco friendly apparels with unique designs for men and women. Some more products – Handicrafts, Candles & Incense, Carpets & Rugs, Clocks, Photo Frames, Trays And Coasters, Ettikopakka Wooden. Green & Good store which promises a better future with their vision- Enabling a Happier and Healthier Future. http://www.greenngood.com/
Craftsvilla’s artistic wall paintings and spiritual section captures the viewers’ imagination urging them to browse more. And as that we are going to celebrate the festival of holi, Organic Holi colours at affordable prices will make your festival a pleasant experience. http://www.craftsvilla.com/
Weaving of the wild grass called Sabaii into innovative home accessories like bread basket, towel basket and roti box is a creation of Zilpika. Baby toys from bamboo and apparel made from organic cotton is also added features of Zilpika. Promising stores which delivers eco- friendly products. http://zilpika.blogspot.in/
5. Era Organic
Variety of organic food products from different places of Bangalore can be found at Era Organic. Its vegetable store is well known for its fresh chemical free leafy vegetables. Food products are delivered at your door step through the ‘basket system’. Handicrafts and apparel is an added feature of era organic. http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-stores/india/era-organic.html
6. Legend Bazaar
Books to paintings, handicrafts to antiques, apparel to jewellery everything brought together in Legend Bazaar. Embroidered bags, banana coir bags, jute bags are some of the special features of Legend Bazaar. Valuable prizing and beautiful colour and texture of the products will make you buy gifts for your near and dear ones. http://www.legendbazaar.in/
As the clichéd quote states, “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. However, we still need beauty products to enhance our beauty. So Wellnessocean presents a wide range of natural beauty products which makes you all the more beautiful. Yoga and spa products are the best features of Wellnessocean. Affordable pricing and special gift vouchers pamper you and your dear ones. http://www.wellnessocean.com
Happiness of plucking fresh fruits and vegetables from your back yard and using those organic products to cook food would have been a wonderful feeling which was once shared during our granny’s era. Today, Farm2Kitchen promises to bring the similar natural way of living through there organic products. Ready to eat, diet food, baby food & pregnancy food are some of the unique features of Farm to Kitchen. And when it comes to health, price doesn’t matter! http://www.farm2kitchen.com/index.php/
9. Natural Mantra
Our forefathers led a natural and an organic life, but today we need to search for organic products to help our children lead a natural life. Thankfully, Natural Mantra is one such online shop that will helps you to effortlessly lead a natural life. The portal has brought together a wide range of products ranging from spices to decor to accessories to apparel everything under one name – NaturalMantra.com. Apart from the green angle, Natural Mantra has created a social impact by supporting small scale enterprises, NGOs that work on various causes or uplift farmers and artisans in rural areas. http://www.naturalmantra.com/