by Wendy Gabriel
I was honored to attend an pre-opening party for Eco Chic Boutique last evening. Eco Chic Boutique is a green boutique for baby, mom and home (and so much more) opening June 5th, 2010.
You are greeted before you enter the space with beautiful container gardens and a compost bin that the boutique uses to compost their waste. As you enter, the colors and smells invite you to relax and enjoy the experience. The decor is inviting, fresh and hip, courtesy of Leanne Pergande one of the boutique’s owners. Leanne has an eye for color that is evident throughout the shop.
Maria Bosak and Leanne Pergande, the owners of Eco Chic Boutique, are as inviting as their space. Both of these lovely women are full of information about sustainable living and not only do they know what they’re talking about, they live what they are talking about. They will not put a product in their boutique that hasn’t been completely vetted and shown to be sustainable and non-toxic.
The boutique is full of amazing products, from non-toxic art supplies and eco-friendly toys to cloth diapers and organic essential oils. They also carry a number of Seventh Generation paper products and Maria will direct-sell Shaklee products from an office in the boutique.
I came away with a sense that these women really get it. They understand that the purchases we make send a message. We all want healthy and safe products for our children and our homes. Now we have another local place to purchase these items.
Eco Chic Boutique
Location: 4955 17th Ave. S., Suite 106, Fargo
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Opens June 5.
Contact: (701) 356-6600