If you want to support local businesses while making a difference, head to one of many great sustainable stores near Kingstowne. You can shop for an array of products and feel good about your purchase. The businesses near our apartments in Alexandria, VA, include:
Mason & Greens
A sustainable dry goods grocer, Mason & Greens, offers a carefully curated selection. Only the most sustainable products make the cut. In addition, the goods are natural or organic and packaged the old-fashioned way. Items include pure Vermont maple syrup, organic pumpkin seeds, and vegan chocolate sauce, for example. Remember to bring your own jars or cloth bags to carry your purchases home.
Ten Thousand Villages
Found on historic King Street, Ten Thousand Villages is known for putting people and the planet first. It works with makers in over 45 countries who live in poverty. The artisans create every design using time-honored techniques. Not only that, but they use local materials that are usually natural or recycled. Founder Edna Ruth Byler started the store out of her car. Back then, she sold global needlework and shared the stories of the makers. Today, Ten Thousand Villages offers a wide range of goods. Every purchase makes a difference and helps ignite social change while ending generational poverty. The selection includes throw pillows, wind chimes, and hand-woven baskets.
Nestled just five miles south of the White House, Truly-Life is a small company that makes eco-friendly skincare products. Founder Mellenie started making soap at home. She wanted to live more green, and her creations quickly became popular among family and friends. What’s more, Mellenie and her partner Andy grow the flowers and herbs used in their products. Items include bar soap, massage lotion, and lip balm.
After that fun afternoon of shopping at sustainable stores near Kingstowne, enjoy some Indian cuisine at a nearby restaurant. When you’re ready to call The Elms at Kingstowne home, please contact us. We’d love for you to see our apartments in Kingstowne, VA, firsthand.Back to all posts