The last of the great Woolworth's "five-and-dime" general stores in the U.S. closed its doors in 1997. But the great-granddaughter of Frank Woolworth, Priscilla Woolworth, wanted to continue the legacy of her family à la 21st century. Her general store is online, it's green, and it's eco-pet too!
Open since January, 2009, Priscilla Woolworth's Eco-Friendly General Store has impressive and competitively-priced products for cats, dogs, and outdoor birds! Current stock includes:
1. Handmade Eco-Friendly Catnip Mice Toys For Cats
A beautiful pair of handmade cotton mice stuffed with 100% certified organic catnip! Made by women in the cooperative of Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (United for a Better Life, or UPAVIM), an
income generation project based just outside Guatemala City, called
Esperanaza. You can read more about the women in this cooperative and purchase the mice here.
2. Eco-Friendly Cat Scratch Lounge With Organic Catnip
This wonderfully-designed corrugated cardboard cat scratcher is double sided, and extra-compact, so it's estimated to last 10 times longer than a one sided mat. But the real novelty here is its patented 3-sided design that gives cats their vertical and horizontal scratching surfaces in one scratcher. Made in the U.S. A portion of the sale is donated to animal rescue services.
3. Handmade Eco-Friendly Cat Collar
In the typical brightly-colored cotton weave that is uniquely Guatemalan, the Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (United for a Better Life, or UPAVIM) women's cooperative made this beautiful cat collar.