Entrance on Aberdeen Street
Opened in 2007, Pivot is Chicago’s first boutique devoted to eco-fashion. All of the designers that Pivot carries use organic or sustainable materials and processes to create chic clothing, accessories and gifts. That means that the clothes are made of eco-smart fibers like organic cotton, bamboo and soy, as well as recycled materials, which lower fashion’s impact on the environment while making high-impact fashion statements. Added bonus: Many of the fibers are anti-bacterial, contain zero or few chemicals, breathe better and simply feel better against your skin, making them a great option for sensitive skin.
Pivot also strives to utilize eco-friendly and sustainable business practices including:
- Fixtures designed and built by local artist Joshua Height of Brickermade. Height uses recycled materials to create unique custom furniture.
- A zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint purchased locally at Greenmaker Building Supply for the air supply
- CFL lightbulbs (compact fluorescent lightbulbs)
- Shopping bags with 50% post consumer recycled fibers and reuse of all packaging that received with clothing shipments. If you bring your own bag — even better!
Pivot donates 1% of its profits to Growing Home, a local organization that provides job training and creates employment opportunities for homeless and low-income people in Chicago within the context of a non-profit organic agriculture business.
Seriously, it's a win-win situation.