Friday, February 4, 2011

winter blues blow out sale!

now at chartreuse eco-friendly boutique

take an additional 40% off all sale items!

take 15% off consignment items.

take 25% off new spring shipments, jewelry, handbags, and baby!!!
spring skunk funk now in

Fresh shipment of THREADS 4 THOUGHT tank tops and v-neck tee's!
great for layering

tank tops $8 each or
three for $19

v-necks $10 each or
three for $25

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

winter hours

Now in Effect!


Monday: closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: noon-4pm

Saturday, December 11, 2010

DAY 10: The 12 days before Christmas Sale!

Wednesday, December 15th
DAY TEN: 20% off backpacks and messenger bags!

So, technically speaking, The 12 Days of Christmas begin Christmas Day. However, at Chartreuse, we thought it'd be more FUN to have a sale the 12 days leading up to Christmas! Everyday from now on, leading up to December 25th, we'll offer a super sale on somethin' new, and that add's up to lot's of opportunities for you to SAVE!

DAY 11: The 12 days before Christmas SALE!

Tuesday December 14th


15% off Lunchskins!

Super cute, food-safe, dishwasher-friendly, reusable snack and sandwich bags!

The 12 day's before Christmas SALE!

The 12 days before Christmas SALE!

So, technically speaking, The 12 Days of Christmas begin Christmas Day. However, at Chartreuse, we thought it'd be more FUN to have a sale the 12 days leading up to Christmas!

Everyday from now on, leading up to December 25th, we'll offer a super sale on somethin' new, and that add's up to lot's of opportunities for you to SAVE!


20% off Xylem Panties!

Who doesn't LUV new x-mas undies!?

Super flattering hipster style organic panties with lace trim.
ultra-soft jersey-knit blend of Soy (50%), Organic Cotton (44%) and Lycra (6%).

Thank you for shopping local!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Come join CHARTREUSE and all your favorite Milwaukee Shops for Round 4 of the Urban Garage Sale. Shop for ridiculous deals on clothing, and accessories. Get all your holiday shopping done under one roof..

Featuring live music all day including a DJ set from 88.9's own DJ Tarik Moody! Plus cheap beer available at the Turner Hall Bar.

Local Stores include: Allis Bike & Fitness, Begin Revival, Broadway Paper, Chartreuse, Cream City Soap, Eric Hancock, Drawstring Studio, Fair Trade for All, Flaire Boutique, Fred Boutique, Happy Tail Wag, Heavy Rotation, hot*pop, Jaxie, Jeremy Lowther, Jimbot, Kristopher Pollard, Lalo, Lounge Boutique, Lovesick Robot, Miss Ruby, Olive Organic, Ric Stultz, Rishi Tea, Stone Creek Coffee, Valentina, Zewing Girl and much more!

Urban Garage Sale
Turner Hall Ballroom
Saturday, December 4th
admission: $3 at the door

Saturday, December 4th 9pm til 1am

The Festivus for the Rest of us...

Brady Street celebrates the return of Festivus this Holiday Season!

Come air your grievances and participate in feats of strength in an effort to win the coveted Festivus pole! Plus rumor has it, the Bud Light girls will be servin' up specials at some of the pubs on the street.


$5 off a $40 purchase
$20 off $100 purchase
$50 a $200 purchase

And if you haven't finished your shopping yet! Join CHARTREUSE Sunday at the Outpost Alternative Gift Fair and the Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair.

Lakefront Palm Garden
1872 Commerce Street Milwaukee
Sunday, Dec. 5
Noon– 4 p.m.
FREE admission!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Early Bird Special

Early Bird Special

Get a head start on your holiday shopping.
From now through Thanksgiving receive DOUBLE PUNCHES on your customer loyalty cards. (That means two punches for every $25 you spend! Spend $125 and earn $25.00 off your next purchase!*)

Get good deals on gift certificates to boot!

$25 for $30.00 Gift Certificates
$40 for $50.00 Gift Certificates
$75 for $100.00 Gift Certificates

Remember, the early bird gets the worm!

*Filled loyalty cards must be used at next visit. Punches not earned for sale gift certificate purchases

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

You deserve a treat!

Take 20% off any one item in the store. ALL weekend!
(that goes for the sale rack too- whoohoo!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Harvest Fest and Pet Parade!

Brady Street is having it's annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 2nd from 11am to 4pm and along with it come tons of opportunities to SAVE!!

sidewalk sale! lots of goodies at rock bottom prices

PLUS! take an additional 10% off all DRESSES all weekend. (even the sale ones!)

Brady Street has teamed up with the Riverwest Food Pantry. People who donate 3 canned goods/non-perishable items will receive the Brady BUCKS which you can use at participating businesses on the street.
At Chartreuse your bucks will earn you $5 off any purchase of $30 or more for the WHOLE WEEKEND!!

AND! be sure not to miss the 9th Annual Pet Parade on Sunday, October 3rd from 11am to 2pm. Enter the raffle for your chance to win $25.00 Gift Certificates to Chartreuse, your favorite eco-friendly shop! all proceeds benefit the Humane Society.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cloth diapers on the runway! Watch out Paris!!

Check out our handsome models for the Brady Street Festival Fashion Show!

Here we'll find baby Eddie modeling the GroVia diaper cover now in stock at Chartreuse.

Both Nate and Eddie are sporting super soft organic cotton Topo Ranch t's. ...and Nate's shorts are non other than the ever fashionable Horny Toad.

More pictures of the ladies from the fashion show to follow....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cloth Diapers

Chartreuse now carries GroVia brand cloth diapers, covers, and accessories!

Extremely versatile and practical- The GroVia is a one-size diaper! It fits newborns through potty training on most babies and toddlers.

It truly is a revolution in cloth diapering!
You can buy the shell by itself. The super trim covers work perfectly over trifolded, prefolds, and most fitted diapers. You can also use them with biodegradable bio-soakers which are a great alternative to disposable diapers.

...and did I mention how CUTE they are!? They make great baby shower gifts. I know for myself I sampled a bunch of different diaper systems and brands for our baby until we found the one that worked best for us! The flexibility GroVia offers, along with the one size is what got me hooked!

red apple lunchskin sandwich bag

...did I mention how super FUN, functional, & cute these are yet!?

August isn't over yet!

Dress & Skirt SALE!
We're not ready to say goodbye to Summer just yet! This Saturday August 21 and Sunday the 22 all regularly priced
dresses & skirts are 20% off!!

While you're here, check out the new FALL Skunk Funk shipment. Full of buttery organic knits that might make you feel excited about forecasts for sweater weather in our future.

And let's not forget the men! This weekend all shorts 30% off! Plenty of colors and styles to choose from, all organic, of course.

Back to school shopping at Chartreuse
We now have Lunchskins. Super cute, food-safe, dishwasher-friendly, reusable snack and sandwich bags!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Echo Verde Spring is here!!!

We are so happy to introduce a new line to Chartreuse: Echo Verde!

When HTnaturals announced it was going out of business last year it was heart breaking. (They were my personal fav)

But a couple of the HT folks went and started up their own brand new company and the new spring line has arrived and we are in LOVE with it!

Here's a little bit on the new guys!

Echo Verde has two fabrics this season – a bamboo/organic cotton/spandex blended jersey and a soy/organic cotton/spandex jersey.

The Bamboo and Organic cotton are organically grown and certified. The factories that produce the fiber and yarns and knitting are also all certified by the Organic manufacturing association which means they have been inspected regularly to ensure the product is handled in a manner that keeps it organic. The mills are also both certified for wastewater treatment facilities and worker standards.

Bamboo has received some negative press over the past year, but it is important to keep in mind that, while the processing is not quite perfect, the fiber is very eco and organic and they are preventing tons of herbicide and pesticide use by using this fiber. It is super soft and supple as well and breathes so well in warm climates!!

Soy is made from the hulls of soy beans used in food production. Although it is not certified organic, soy beans do not require pesticides and require very little fertilizer to grow.

The fabrics in this line are dyed with non-azo dyes. These are considered “low impact” dyes because they are inert in nature – they do not bond with carbon life forms and therefore do not get absorbed into any fish or wildlife.

Notes from Echo Verde on their factories in China and negotiations:

All of our products are made in China. This is where bamboo and soy fibre is made and produced in an ecologically sound manner. While we looked at producing locally, as a smaller line it would have made our garments prohibitive in cost, and to be honest, we like our workers in China and have a great relationship after knowing them for seven years. Our two factories are privately and family owned and the workers are treated well. We visit the factories often and note that workers can get up and move around, go to the bathrooms and chat with each other freely. In the warmer months, the huge doors and windows are all open and the factory is bathed in natural light. The owner has built a meditative garden at one of our sites and he and workers have adopted several stray dogs from the area to prevent them from being picked up by authorities. The dogs freely roam the outside areas and are friendly and the workers seem to enjoy them. Most of the workers at our factories are women who come from the local area and are highly skilled. If it were not for our (and other) orders, they would have to travel and leave their families to find work. They are paid a fair wage and given benefits as well as a healthy food supply including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables – some of which they grow on the grounds. When we negotiate pricing with our factories, we accept the price given and do not try to negotiate an unreasonable cost. We understand that our relationship with the factory is beneficial to all involved and respect their skills.

As we grow, we plan to assist these smaller factories to achieve WRAP certification. Please visit for more information. You will note that it is a minimum of $4,000 US to certify a factory which can be prohibitive for smaller factories like ours. As we grow, we will gain certification on behalf of our factories and ensure compliance. This process can take from six months to 1 year and we ask that you be patient with us while we grow. In future we plan to develop factories and

add products from impoverished countries and with disabled workers which will benefit further. All of this takes time and your support and we appreciate your support of us and our products. Even small steps… will eventually add up to a great leap forward!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thank you Gloss!!

A while back we had an amazing photo shoot with Gloss Photography Studios. Click here to check them out and to see some more great Chartreuse pictures.

I personally think that baby model is as handsome as it gets. (and I'm not at all biased!
wink wink)

I'll upload more. ...someday.