Description and review of Nudge Eco Store, offering eco-friendly products to help you minimize plastic waste in your everyday life.
As I was in the Midtown/Handle District neighborhood, I decided to stop by the nearby Nudge Eco Store. I have been meaning to check it out for some time now.
The small shop is owned by Nick and Alisha Lee. It opened during the pandemic in May, 2021. The two opened their online store in 2018.
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Nudge Eco Store – First Visit
The staff person manning the store that morning greeted me when I entered and let me know she was available to answer any questions. As it turned out I had several.
The first thing I noticed, after a quick glance at the large variety of attractively displayed goods, was how good the shop smelled! I spent some time looking over the displays of practical items for use in the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, etc., asking questions occasionally.
One of my questions related to the wool dryer balls on display. I have white wool dryer balls and I was interested in knowing if there were any issues using colored balls with a load of light-colored clothes. I was assured that this was a non-issue.
During that discussion I learned that wool dryer balls can be used somewhere around 1,000 times before they start losing their ability to control static! Personally, I love my wool dryer balls and have not purchased fabric softener for years.
Note: As an all-natural product, wool dryer balls can be composted, i.e. tossed in the green waste container along with food waste for City pick-up when it is time for them to be retired.
Among other questions, I asked how business was doing. As a newish small business, Nudge is reaching out to expand their exposure. Currently, Nudge is a vendor at both the Midtown Farmers Market and at Wednesdays at Winn.
I chose two items to purchase that day, although I saw more than a few items that interested me. Another day.
See related blog post: Refill Madness
Nudge – A Bit of Background
The genesis of Nudge, I was told, was the desire of Nick and Alisha to help “nudge” those interested in reducing their use of plastic by offering sustainable alternatives. I am sure many of you have seen, as I have, documentaries and/or news reports on the ecological impacts of plastic in our waterways and the ocean.
The desire of the two to reduce their use of plastic and to help others do likewise was spurred by firsthand experience. The two spent time during their honeymoon picking up plastic from the beaches of the island where they were vacationing.
To Sum Up
To sum up, I enjoyed my visit to Nudge and I know that it will not be the last. In short, I am already regretting that I did not pick up another item or two.
Comments on Nudge Eco Store?
What has been your experience at Nudge Eco Store? Do you have a product or two that you highly recommend?
Nudge Eco Store Snapshot:
- 1126 18th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
- (916) 538-0551
- Days/Hours: Monday – Saturday (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.); Sunday (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Street Parking
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