For those shoppers who like to be green while spending their green, here is a list of local stores where you can do just that.
1. Fair Trade Winds in Stony Brook Village Center has a lot to offer along these lines, such as recycled oil drum wall art from Haiti, wallets made out of recycled tires, bags made from recycled potato chip bags and soda can pull tabs, and more.
2. Schwab's 2nd Wind in Setauket carries a brand of shoes called Brooks, which features "the world’s first biodegradable running shoe midsole" that breaks down 50 times faster than other brands. The store also collects used shoes to donate to the organization Modular Organic Regenerative Environments.
3. Sweet Leaf Boutique in East Setauket carries a line called Groceries, made of organic and natural fibers, and also sells eco-friendly candles, pouches and sweatshirts.
4. Rumpelstiltskin Yarns in Stony Brook Village Center sells a line of yarn called Malabrigo. It differs from its other yarns in that it is organic cotton yarn instead wool, and is grown and produced using no chemicals.
5. Cow Harbor at Stony Brook Village offers vintage furniture. After they find vintage furniture at estate sales, Cow Harbor repaints and refinishes the furniture all using local artists and resources.
6. Setauket Cards and Gifts in East Setauket carries a line of greeting cards made from recycled paper. The line of cards, called Recycled Greetings, run from $2.79 to $3.49.
7. Samantha Drew Interiors in East Setauket sells furniture made from reclaimed timbers, as well as from two furniture lines made by earth-friendly manufacturers: Lee Industries, which has won awards for its eco-friendly upholstery, and Cisco Brothers, which uses green, chemical-free, sustainable practices.