From the outside, the new Greenheart Shop in Old Town may look like another gift and home goods store in Chicago but people here say it stands for so much more.
The men and women behind this eco-friendly, nonprofit, fair trade shop hope to change the way shoppers think about the world around us, one purchase at a time.
Each item is hand crafted and almost as unique as the story behind them.
From Costa Rican jewelry, to wood crayons from Ecuador and alpaca hats and gloves from Bolivia, the shop focuses on the creative as well as the educational and showcases how even the smallest of purchases can help clean up the environment and change lives.
The Greenheart Shop is just a small segment of Greenheart International, an organization focused on cultural exchange and study abroad and through its products connecting people to pieces of the world they may never know.
For more information, log on to greenheartshop.org