Archive for April, 2016

Wheels Up, Green Envy!


Eight years ago, I met Rachel Lessne at her newly-opened shop, Green Envy. She was fresh out of University of Rhode Island and eager to share her passion for eco-friendly, sustainable and fair trade products—clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, décor and housewares. The eco-boutique was nestled into the shops at Brick Market Place, where it stayed until it outgrew the space, moving to Franklin Street.

Over the years, Rachel has won seemingly every regional small business award (14 to date, but who’s counting) including being recognized by the State of Rhode Island. Now, it’s time to start a new chapter.12963558_1050839094976353_315444767511710792_n

In an effort to work more closely with the national and international fair trade artisans
Rachel has featured in the shop over the years, Green Envy will move full time to She’ll be collecting international stamps in her passport along the way. The shop will also travel throughout Rhode Island and New England to exhibit at fairs and festivals. Rachel will also continue to share her message and knowledge of “green” business and entrepreneurship as a public speaker at universities.

Shop Rachel’s global finds at and follow her adventures on Instagram at @greenenvyshop

Currently, until April 30th, everything in the store is 50% off (including displays and fixtures), so be sure to stop by~


April 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

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