City Planter at SaVa

01/07/11

 

If you don't know about SaVa Boutique, located at 1700 Sansom Street, you are missing out on a cool new way to shop locally here in Philadelphia. SaVa is B corporation certified. What does that mean? Taken from the B Corporation website:

Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.  B Corps are unlike traditional businesses because they:

  • Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards; 

  • Meet higher legal accountability standards;
  • Build business constituency for good business 

This pertains to SaVa because they are a clothing boutique that sells locally made garments, manufactured by local employees who are paid a living wage for their work. They use only fair-trade fabrics (usually eco-friendly) and have implemented systems such as compostable tags and paper hangers to keep the green movement alive in all aspects of the store.

That is something City Planter can get behind. So when they asked us to come up with an idea for their store window, we leapt at the chance.

 

Here are the results:

The view from the street


 

A Head on View

 

 

The ladies of SaVa were so pleased with our collaboration they offered up their store as classroom space for future City Planter demonstrations. So stop by SaVa on January 29th from 10am-12pm for a special City Planter workshop on planting a Woolly Pocket! (For more information, check the City Planter Events Page)