SBP Guide: Sustainable Home Shopping in LA

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The team at Smith & Berg Partners prides themselves on staying current with the latest sustainable home trends — from the best smart thermostats to energy-efficient lighting, recycled building materials, and beyond. And we’re always looking to take it one step further. That’s where sustainable home goods come into play.

From ethically sourced furniture to plastic-free kitchen products, we’ve compiled our go-to shops in LA, along with our curated product recommendations, for responsibly crafted homewares. Whether you’re outfitting a new abode or detoxing your current space, let us be your source for bringing more consciousness into your dwelling.

Featured photo: Cisco Home

Cisco Home

For nearly three decades, Cisco Home has been an LA haven for handcrafted ingenuity. With stores in Pasadena and Culver City, they follow strict sustainability standards using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood and natural fabrics for timeless, classic furniture. Not only that, each piece is made by hand, not a machine, and Cisco ensures that each maker is supported and properly compensated. Now that’s something we can all get behind.

David Berg’s Top Pick: "The stunning wall sconces at Cisco Home provide added interest to your walls and incredible mood-setting lighting throughout the day and evening."

Photo: Cisco Home

General Store

Hailing from San Francisco, the General Store in Venice offers a carefully curated mix of home goods curated from both local and global artists, in addition to unique vintage finds. From hand-painted ceramics to hand-woven baskets, each treasure tells a story of craftsmanship and sustainability. Pop into their shop on Lincoln and try not to walk away with something great.

Photo: Per Diem

Olive Ateliers

Whether you’re looking for vintage vessels or sustainable antiques, Olive Ateliers is the place to be (no really, all the celebs are going). With a 30,000-square-foot showroom in DTLA, the brand sources “objects with old souls” from all over the world, and even has online drops every month or so with sustainable ground shipping. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking to breathe new life into old objects. 

F. Ron Smith’s Top Pick: "Adding a touch of vintage, antique style to your home adds dimension and personality to a space. Located in the Arts District, a shopping visit to Olive Ateliers can be part of a great weekend field trip; be sure to include lunch at Yxta Cocina Mexicana."

Photo: Apartment Therapy

Re Grocery

If there’s one brand that makes sustainability feel cool, it’s Re Grocery. With outposts in Mar Vista, Studio City, and Highland Park, the refill grocery store concept carries over 400 bulk goods and strives to source only the highest quality organic, non-GMO, plastic-free products. Looking to detox your kitchen? Their household items are a must.

Photo: Re Grocery FB


ICYMI, mattresses are typically filled with toxic chemicals that are bad for your health and planet — but not those from Avocado. Handmade in California, their mattresses are the most environmentally conscious and ethical on the market (and not to mention super comfortable). As a certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet member, Avocado is on a mission to become one of the world’s most sustainable brands. Pop into their store on Montana and see what it’s all about. 

Brandon Smith’s Top Pick: "If you're at all concerned about sleeping on a mattress filled with chemicals you've never heard of and are looking for a cleaner alternative to the popular box mattress trend, Avocado is a great option. I sleep soundly knowing I am resting on a non-toxic, environmentally conscious product."

Photo: Living Spaces


From organic apothecary to handmade housewares, Greenwood Shop is all about amplifying the beauty of nature. Located in Studio City, their plant-filled shop features a thoughtful selection of goods from local artists and makers, alongside a dream worthy collection of botanicals that’ll make your home feel straight out of the jungalow.

Photo: Greenwood

Other SBP-Rated Sustainable Faves

Courtney Welsh’s Top Picks: “My favorite sustainable purchases are the vintage pieces I've picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market or Hernandez Furniture in Hollywood (they also have a booth at the Flea Market). Perhaps my most treasured finds are a curated collection of mid-century solid brass mouse figurines.”

Krista Masella’s Top Picks: “Buy some Swedish dish towels — they’re biodegradable and are said to replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels. Also, the online home retailer, Grove Collective, sells sustainable products exclusively.”

How are you shopping sustainably in LA? Tag or DM us on Instagram @smithandberg and let’s exchange eco-friendly home tips.

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