Amour de la Terre Provides the Finest in Ethical Gifting

Amour de la Terre opened in August as Chicago’s—and the nation’s—first all-vegan/eco-friendly/ethically produced boutique for shoes and accessories. Owner Alisha Kettner says, “Our boutique was built using bamboo for flooring and shelving. Our shopping bags are made from 100 percent recycled materials and our gift cards are made of birch wood from sustainable forests, with no PVC plastic.”

An animal lover, self-proclaimed “eco-nerd” and vegan, Kettner discovered there were no options for cruelty-free and environmentally friendly shoes in Chicago, but that great suppliers do exist. All of the products at Amour de la Terre are from companies that produce ethically, with no child labor or sweatshop labor. The shop carries stylish and comfortable shoes for women, men and children.

“We have some brands that no one else in the country carries,” says Kettner. Swedish Stockings is the world’s only eco-stocking/pantyhose/tights company that exists, and we are the first in the U.S. to carry them.” Accessories such as belts, purses and hats include eco-friendly Vaute Couture. They also carry Scotch brand nail polish that is vegan, toxin-free and biodegradable, and Hurraw lip balms that use all organic, raw ingredients.

Location: 130 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. For more information, call 708-613-4098 or visit

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Trash on the Fashion Runway to Benefit Great Lakes

Gordon Salon is an Aveda lifestyle salon that uses naturally derived, eco-friendly products.

Chicago Flower and Garden Show Inspires, Educates and Motivates

The 2019 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, the Midwest’s premier outdoor living and landscape consumer lifestyle show, will take place at Chicago’s Navy Pier from March 20 through 24.

Personal Discovery Awaits at the Body Mind Spirit Expo

The best practitioners and vendors from Chicago will join with others from throughout the country to provide the essential tools for discovering overall health and well-being.

2019 Women’s Herbal Conference in Wisconsin

This year’s featured speakers include Venice Williams, Mimi Hernandez and special guest Susun Weed, along with a wide spectrum of knowledgeable and inspiring instructors.

Prevent Winter Ailments with Salt Therapy

Colds, flu and allergies have become almost synonymous with the holiday season. This year, nip them in the bud with the help of the North Shore Salt Therapy Center.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Enjoy the Benefits of New Massage Energy Bed at So Well/Solay

A new Massage Energy Thermal Massage System (ME) is now being offered at So Well Skokie.

Appreciate the Holiday Season at Abundant Life Spiritual Center

The Abundant Life Spiritual Center will host a meditation hour, The “I” of the Holiday Storm.

Green Remodeling Offers Many Perks for Homeowners

No matter the remodeling goals, incorporating sustainable materials can play an important role in creating a beautiful and healthful personal space.

Find Mindful Gifts from the Heart At Serendipity Event

Solful Gifts, in Wheeling, will conduct a unique Serendipity Event, in collaboration with other mindful businesses.

AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging Available in Lincolnwood

Bridge to Health Acupuncture offers individualized acupuncture treatment plans to provide relief from various conditions.

Chicago Fair Trade Opens Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Chicago Fair Trade is offering conscious consumers an alternative to Black Friday by opening its first-ever Pop-Up Shop.