Gift Shop magazine has an article full of useful ideas for greening up a retail store. Read Lin Grensing-Pophal’s story here, and consider a few of the highlights of the research here:
1. A California store that sells decorative accents made from reclaimed materials from Vietnam, Thailand and India. An 80-year-old, weathered teak wagon wheels is one example.
2. A Rhode Island company that makes products — pillows, for example — from recycled fabric.
3. A Philadelphia company that makes bowls from vintage record albums.
4. A Massachusetts company that sells colanders and cutting boards from recycled plastic.
Lots of inspiration here.