Northwest Portland is a hot spot for sustainable lifestyles, and PDX Northwest is here to help advance the green agenda. Parents with a mind for green living know that children make this quite the challenge, though there are some great local destinations and resources to make the pursuit of a low carbon footprint a bit easier.
Little Urbanites is a destination focused on providing families with green-friendly goods for the kids, teaching them about the value of sustainable living while providing comfort and style among their furniture, clothing, accessories and more. They have a storefront location in the Pearl District and their website is a thriving hub of sales, with a registry for new parents and a blog for all to read and get in touch with useful resources in the area.
Everything from strollers to diaper bags are here for the green infant. Toddlers and early elementary school students will enjoy looking hip in clothes made by manufacturers dedicated to low-emission practices and by Little Urbanites themselves; parents will enjoy the affordable cost of these earth-conscious threads. The site includes gift ideas that may serve as a guide for parents shopping for their own children, as well as for parents shopping for friends, family and coworkers with kids.
The Little Urbanites online store includes a free newsletter shoppers may subscribe to, complete with gift ideas, new items in stock, blog posts, links to parenting articles and more. The interior design and furniture section are great for browsing, whether simply doing some research for new gear in the kids’ rooms or prepared to buy that day. Various shipping and delivery options exist at checkout, and the price for goods sold through the site is on track with what a parent would pay to purchase goods from non-green stores.
There are wholesale options available, as well as gift cards for those who want to give the gift of green goods for kids. There is typically one sale or another going on both in-store and online, so be sure to check the site regularly for updates and stay aware of the great deals offered. Little Urbanites offers professional interior design services; parents fill out a questionnaire for designer Suzanne Sibley who then applies her expertise to make a child’s room as contemporary, functional and personal as possible. Contact information for her is available on the website.
All in all, Northwest Portland parents will appreciate the sustainable practices Little Urbanites employs and they will also enjoy the affordability and ease of shopping. This is a great store for developing young minds to learn about their environmental impact and how they can help preserve the planet via green companies and services.
Little Urbanites is located at 916 NW 10th Avenue and TriMet Bus Line 77 makes a stop one block north of the store, as does the Portland Streetcar. Street parking in the area is decent during off hours, though it may be tricky to find a good spot during peak hours. Bear in mind that parking close to the store is important when purchasing large furniture being loaded into a car, SUV, truck or other vehicle, especially during rainy seasons.