Before science was invented, going green used to mean chugging a two-litre of broccoli juice then spinning around a baseball bat for 30 seconds. Exercise a healthier expression of blue and yellow's love child with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of eco-friendly merchandise at Riva's in Inglewood. Riva's stocks a wide range of pleasing alternatives to toxic home products that customers can peruse as they meander through the soothing, modern interior. Strict criteria and the pirates code of honour are adhered to in the purchasing of all products, ensuring that nothing gets stocked unless it possesses sustainable fibres, organic/biodynamic/pesticide-free production, or fair trade/ethical labour certification. From clothing to non-toxic paint and makeup to cleaning supplies, Riva's is scattered with green-leaning goodies. Gloss your fingertips with Aquarella nail polish ($19.95) or shine up your sink with Sapadilla countertop cleaner ($8). Free cups of tea and samples of Elixr tonics are available for whetting whistles while browsing.
- The staff was helping customers in every section, I even watched their make up expert help a lovely lady make some eco friendly make up choices. – Melissa, Wean Green Blog
1237 9th Ave. SE
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