Burke Mercantile, founded by Maggie Stoll in 2017, is a modern lifestyle shop with a design focused and eco-conscious sensibility. With an emphasis on independent & emerging brands, sustainable fashion, and contemporary design, we have created an environment which supports creative change-makers, and serves the community while bringing curated products to our customers.
Why We're Green
The fashion industry is one of the world's largest polluters. We wanted to create a shop that supported small, independent designers and brands which are shifting the narrative and implementing more sustainable practices when it comes to producing clothing and accessories from using natural or recycled fabrics, being fair trade certified, producing locally, etc. Along with offering mindful products, we work to make sure our own business practices have the environment in mind as well. We use recycled and recyclable products whenever possible, inherited mostly used fixtures from another local shop/designer, donate unused products, etc. to do our part to be as sustainable as possible!
Sustainability has been a part of our mission statement and business since day one from the products we sell to the practices we have in place day to day. The Green Business program helped give us the perfect guidelines we needed to take the final steps to being as green as possible, as well as offering a gentle reminder to our daily practices to make informed choices with the environment in mind. We want our customers to know that we've done the work both on our own end, and in researching the products we carry, so that they can shop mindfully and intentionally knowing they are supporting sustainable brands and a Green business!