Buy a shirt, save the world. OK, it might not be that easy. But at Boulder, an eco-conscious clothing store for men, customers can do their part to make a difference in the environment.
"Everything we do is centered around the environment, animal welfare and community," says general manager Evan Saulsbury. "We want you to feel good about how you look and know where your clothes come from."
Boulder, which opened this summer, is the latest addition to Conscious Corner in Clarksville -- a collection of businesses on Route 108 near River Hill that are focused on healthy and mindful living. Jeff Kaufman, who founded Conscious Corner 12 years ago, was searching for a vegan men's clothing store when he decided to open his own.
Nearly all of the products, which include clothing, footwear, belts and even sunglasses made from sustainable wood, are vegan friendly.
"We carry brands that don't sacrifice style or comfort for the sake of being eco-friendly," says Saulsbury. "Our clothing is made for the active individual who cares about his appearance."
Some of those brands include Prana, which uses raw materials such as hemp and organic cotton; Nau (pronounced "now"), which makes outdoor apparel; and Patagonia, which donates a portion of proceeds to grassroots environmental groups.
"Our primary concern is inspiring and encouraging people to be aware of the decisions that they make in their personal lives," says Saulsbury. "We're here to make it easier for people to achieve that goal."
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