Recycled fishing nets. Windex in bottles made from ocean plastic, and denim manufactured with less water.
The assortment gets quirky and environmentally conscious at Bloomingdale’s on Friday with the next iteration of its Carousel concept.
The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s has partnered with pro surfer Quincy Davis on eco-friendly and socially conscious products merchandised under the theme “Good for the Globe.” The offering ranges from garments made from recyclable materials to products that benefit meaningful causes.
“At a time when more and more people are interested in sustainable, eco-friendly and socially conscious products, Good for the Globe enables us to draw attention to this important, of-the-moment topic,” said Frank Berman, Bloomingdale’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Davis, a native of Montauk on Long Island, supports environmental charities, hosts an all-girls surf clinic at Austin’s Surf Camp, and serves as Surfrider Foundation ambassador. “I’ve always had a connection to Bloomingdale’s and as a pro surfer who spends so much time in the ocean, sustainability is very close to my heart,” said Davis. Among her favorite picks from the assortment: Veja sneakers combining organic materials with social responsibility, Coola sunscreen and its farm-to-face sourcing, Bee’s Wrap sustainable food storage, and a wetsuit she designed with Cynthia Rowley.
The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s, which every two months changes its merchandising with the help of a “guest curator” who typically picks products not seen at the store, is catching on. Two more Carousel shops will open at Bloomingdale’s Valley Fair and Norwalk stores later this year, on top of the four operating at the 59th Street flagship, SoHo, Century City and San Francisco stores. The Carousel is also online.