[photos by Marcelo Vinces]
I had been meaning to check out Greenward, a new eco-friendly store in Porter Square run by Scott Walker and Simone Alpen, since it opened this spring. The store sells everything from jewelry to cleaning products. All the products sold in Greenward are made from recycled goods, sustainable materials, or are biodegradable. Both Alpern and Walker have impressive credentials. Alpern is one of the organizers of annual indie hipster craft fair Bizarre Bazaar, and Walker was
a singer with the Walker Brothers whose big hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" an urban planner and cycling enthusiast.
This is how the pair sums up their retail philosophy:
Eco-modern Goods: At Greenward, we sell eco-modern goods. As we define it, an eco-modern product is always elegantly designed, attractive, and functional.