Leonard and Andrea (”Dre”) Allen opened their EcoVibe shop at 1906 N.E. Alberta St. in Portland last year to attract people who value ethically made, sustainable products, from indoor plant pots and home decor to apparel and gifts.
They select unique items made by local designers, minority- and family-owned businesses as well as small makers and manufacturers, and they donate to 1% For the Planet to support environmental causes.
For the holidays, we asked the staff at EcoVibe for tips to enhance sentimental decorations or make one spirited statement.
These ideas are not only fast and easy, but if you’re lax about putting December decor away, their subtle motifs and modern style won’t look out of place throughout the year.
Geo Wire copper ornament: Like a Nordic himmeli, this versatile, 6.75-inch-long metallic mobile ($12) can dangle from a tree like an ornament, hang from the ceiling as an air plant holder or sit brightly on a shelf.
A 72-inch-long strand of natural fiber garland in white is a way to be festive without being conspicuously Christmas ($15). Some of the strands have tiny tassels to add a touch of formality to a banister.
The Wish ceramic pot ($15), which can hold a 4-inch plant container, has a hand-painted scene of pine trees in the mountains that’s a nod to winter rather than the holidays.
Prisma wall decor frame ($12 for a classic, long or square diamond shape) in matte brass or copper adds a little sparkle as an ornament hanging from the ceiling or…
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