Sustainably Chic

A Boutique with a Conscience, Green Roost is Thoughtfully Curated for the Mindful Shoppers

LifestyleNatalie Kay

Green Roost

The feature this week is a special one to me... Green Roost is nestled on the same street where my mom owned a fabric and sewing machine store for over a decade. Coming from a small Virginia town, I was so excited when Culpeper got their first ‘green’ store! I didn’t have that growing up there, and it may have sparked my interest in sustainability at an earlier age so I can only imagine what it has done for the current community and their mindfulness!

Three Reasons to Love Green Roost

They make gift giving green. It all began with a local entrepreneur, Sharon Clark, who wanted to provide Culpeper with a unique gift shop full of kind-to-the-earth gifts. What started in a 250 square-foot space is now located in a space 10 times the size on the most charming street. Kelsey Carlson Settle, Sharon’s niece, is now the owner and operator of this beautiful and thoughtful space. 
No sacrificing of style or quality. From the beginning, Green Roost wanted to prove to the community you could make conscious choices when purchasing gifts for others and not have to sacrifice quality or style. I hear it time and time again, purchasing ‘green’ doesn’t appeal to someone because they haven’t had an aesthetically-pleasing shopping experience in the past. Most towns aren’t as lucky as Culpeper to have such a wonderful spot. Since most of you will only be able to shop online through Green Roost, you won’t be able to have the hands-on experience {you should see their windows during the holidays}, but it would make any conventional shopper turn green!
Their beautiful range of mindful brands. Products are carefully handpicked always with the consumer and planet in mind. They have everything from women’s clothing to home decor, along with some great gifts for men {who can be so tough to buy for eco-wise}. I have a handful of great things to share with you, today! 

What I’m Using

Comfy Knit Throw: Officially our snuggle blanket go-to, this throw is made with GOTS certified organic cotton for ultimate comfort. Elliott and I have enjoyed many cozy nights together in this ethically made and fair trade certified blanket. It’s one I highly recommend to add to your living room! 

Fox Zipper Pajamas: He’s just too cute in these organic cotton pjs! Not only are they made with a great eco fabric, they empower former child soldiers and orphans from DR Congo and Uganda to heal and become leaders of peace through Exile International. 

Combat-Ready Baby Wash: With a name almost as adorable as Elliott during his bath time, this safe & non-toxic baby wash is handcrafted from plant extracts and organic natural oils. It works well on all skin types, including eczema and other skin issues. I know Elliott’s skin loves it! 

Combat-Ready Balm For Babies + Kids: Made with quality organic, natural and locally-sourced ingredients, this baby balm is a natural skin cream helping sooth an array of irritants like diaper rash, eczema, bug bites and dry skin. Elliott tends to get dry around his eyebrows, and this stuff works great at moisturizing the area in a safe, yet effective, way.

Relaxing as Hell Bath Salts: Because Elliott isn’t the only one who is getting pampered here ;) I’ve truly enjoyed my baths since he has been born. They are few and far between, but totally appreciated. The name says it all, the Relaxing as Hell Bath Salts are all natural and scented with essential oils. Not to mention, they come in a pretty little glass bottle I’ll be sure to reuse after. 

Guac Star - Soothing Avocado Hydration Mask: This magical fruit really does do so much for the body! I’ve been starting my mornings with this guac mask {it’s great chilled in the fridge} because the avocado butter, extract and oil delivers key fatty acids to the top layer of my skin helping protect from environmental stresses. Plus, my skin feels so moisturized and soft afterwards! 

Sarah Houston Photography

Sarah Houston Photography

Where to Purchase

If you are lucky enough to live around Culpeper, Virginia, you can go visit their brick-and-mortar downtown on East Davis Street. Not to fret - everyone else can shop right online - here - & don’t forget to follow them on Instagram for updates on new products!

Hope you enjoy joining their Roost :D

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