Support These Eco-Friendly Businesses in Beverly/Morgan Park  

 By Brian Marchetti 

 

Small businesses in the Beverly community have done their part to combat pollution and waste through their practices and the products they use. Read about some of the amazing work they do to contribute to an eco-friendlier future. 

  

Root Consignment Company 

By its very nature, Root Consignment Company, located at 1913 W. 103rd St., has provided the Beverly/Morgan Park community and beyond with reusable items since its inception in 2013. From vintage clothing, unique furniture pieces, and even street signs, owner Angela Samila uses her business savvy and artistic talents to promote sustainability. 

“The community provides used goods which goes back to the same community,” Samila said. 

“This eliminates trucking, shipping, etc. which is a function of large resale chains and charities.” 

With over 3600 consigners, Root collects ninety percent of its product from the local community and the surrounding suburbs like Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and even as far as Evanston. 

Samila makes use of every item, whether she sells it back to the community, donates it to charity, or features it in an artful way in her showroom. 

“I definitely promote eco friendliness by making our showroom look fresh and new,” Samila said. 

“You can be in fashion without being new and it looks current. It’s all in the presentation.” 

For more information call 773-980-1800 or check them out on Facebook. 

  

Haven 1890 

When owners Laura Hayes and Amy Pilafas opened Haven 1890 in October 2021, they chose a name that reflected their business’ space and a bit of local history. 

“We opened in a space that was an old church,” Hayes said. “The name Haven is a nod to sanctuary or heaven, we wanted to keep that vibe. 1890 is the year Beverly was incorporated into Chicago.” 

As a gift and lifestyle boutique that focuses on women’s accessories and baby toys, Haven 1890 receives a lot of shipments from suppliers, and along with those items, comes a lot of excessive packaging. To lessen their own waste, they’ve implemented a reusable bag program. 

Since February 19, customers who make a purchase of $50 or more receive a reusable gift bag. 

Customers who return with that gift bag receive a 50-cent discount on their purchases. If customers use their own bag, they’ll earn a 25-cent discount. 

“We can’t control what comes in, but we can control what goes out,” Hayes said. “For us, this is our first step to becoming eco-friendly. The customers seem to really like it and it’s going really well. I wish we could do a lot more.” 

Eco-friendly products also continue to line the shelves at the store. Ask for the burn bags, beans tees, kitchen towels from Geometry and the euroscrubby, among others.  

For more information on Haven 1890, call them at 708-793-7420.  

  

Beverly Cabinets and Construction  

Beverly Cabinets and Construction has avoided the use of harmful products like formaldehyde since they began dealing cabinets out of their brick-and-mortar location at 1917 W. 103rd Street in 2008.  

“All our products are made in America and have been scrutinized pretty well,” business owner Tom O’Neill said.  

The company’s manufacturing process follows the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program which deems the cabinetry suitable for a “green home.”  

Their sustainable cabinet brands offered include Omega, Homecrest and Kitchen Craft.  

“Everything we sell here is born of nature, O’Neill said.  

For more information, Beverly Cabinets and Construction can be reached by phone at 773-445-8000 or by email at sales@beverlycabinets.com. 

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