Emmaus grad opens eco-market’s second Lehigh Valley location Friday – The Morning Call
A company aiming to help the environment through eco-friendly household and personal care items is expanding its footprint in the Lehigh Valley.
FD Market, a sustainable goods and zero-waste refill store that opened in the Emmaus Triangle in December 2019, is set to open its second location on Friday at 158 Northampton St. in downtown Easton.
The company, operated by Jacquelyn Bassett of Lower Macungie Township, is on a mission to make sustainable living accessible and beautiful for everyone.
“We strive to deliver products that are truly sustainable in all respects, not just end-of-life,” reads a message on FD Market’s website. “When sourcing products, we consider factors other than material and reuse. We consider how the product was made, who made it, how it was processed, and where it will go when we get it. finished.
The Easton Boutique, a few doors down from the Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites, will carry FD Market’s full line of products, including beauty and skincare items such as bath bombs, lotion bars, makeup sustainable, plant-based bath poufs, organic serum facials, blue algae and charcoal face masks, reusable face rounds, coffee and peppermint body scrub, lip butter vegan, beard oil and shaving cream.
Customers can also purchase household items and cleaning products such as bamboo toilet paper, beeswax candles, cotton market bags, biodegradable eco-sponges, counter top composters, toilet brushes dishes and vegetables, electric lighters, reusable coffee filters and sandwich bags, plastic-free and compostable toilet brushes, natural all-purpose cleaner, organic wool dryer balls and washable UNpaper paper towels. machine, which are made from 100% cotton flannel and serve as an eco-friendly alternative to single-use towels and napkins.
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Refills of all-purpose cleanser, body wash, and other liquids are a popular feature.
“Our refills are definitely our most popular product picks,” Bassett said. “So we have refillable dish soap and laundry detergent that customers can bring their own containers to fill. As for physical products, shampoo and conditioner bars, UNpaper towels, and beeswax wraps are all popular.
Over the past two years, FD Market has increased its visibility in the area, becoming a staple at the Easton Farmer’s Market and local festivals like Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem.
Easton’s weekend store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. He plans to announce permanent hours next week.
Bassett, who graduated from Emmaus High School in 2018, also teamed up with her family — her parents, William and Jaime, and her brothers, Will, Dylan and Lane — to open Pedro’s Café in June at 318 Main St. in Emmaus.
The cafe, which serves “fair trade coffee and thoughtful food,” is right next to the Emmaus triangle, in the same building that houses South Mountain Cycle.