Green Envy, an Eco-Boutique
...Benefiting People & The Planet...
Hi! I'm Rachel, I founded Green Envy in 2008 when I was 23 years old, exactly one year after graduating from the University of Rhode Island. It was my dream to open a shop where all customers could feel great about what they purchased. I am an advocate for fair labor standards, upcycling, eco-friendly materials, and low-to-no waste packaging.
Green Envy had a brick and mortar location for 9 years in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2016 I moved Green Envy online, while also doing a few fairs and festivals. I want to spread awareness globally. I want to travel. I want to support my fair trade artisans directly, and pay them the full price that I would pay the middleman. And finally, I want to document the stories of the artisans on this website; their journeys, their wisdom, their hopes for the future.
I also speak at conferences and Universities about entrepreneurship and sustainable & ethical business practices. To inquire email GreenEnvyRI@gmail.com.