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I fell in love with this little shop. It’s not strictly limited to home and garden, though. I just had to make a Yelp choice. What it is is a nonprofit that seeks to encourage the community to consider reusing and repurposing items, rather than discarding them.
The owners have a mission to help individuals out of homelessness in a sustainable way, and the shop supports that mission. Some of the items for sale are created by local people who were struggling with homelessness. My friend and I enjoyed chatting with Lorel, the lovely owner, and sharing local resources.
They carry Strawberry Hedgehog’s locally crafted and organic soaps, handcrafted jewelry, organic cotton clothing and more. They are also starting a loaner bicycle service Downtown. I bought some great jewelry, some Healing Mineral Shaving Soap for my son in Seattle, and a cute bracelet handcrafted by local African refugee women. Ecocentricity! adds to the local shopping options Downtown.
Ecocentricity! is located at 137 W. McDowell Rd. in Roosevelt (light rail at McDowell station) — 602.281.2725
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