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Green Life Trading Co. was founded in October of 2018 with the mission to be a one stop shop for all things zero waste. You could find Founder and Owner, Sasha and her father, Howard at holiday shows and night markets around Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Spring 2020

Shop on Willy St. Opens

In the spring of 2020 Green Life opened a retail location and expanded product offerings to become Madison’s premier bulk refill store, offering  everything from face wash to laundry detergent.

Winter 2022

Take a Bag Leave a Bag Launches

Take a bag when you need one, donate a bag when you can, no one is keeping track.

Bring your clean, gently used, reusable shopping bag donations to the sales counter.

*Bags designed for single use are not eligible.

Spring 2023

Compost Drop Off Launches

Divert your food and plant based waste from the landfill so your waste becomes soil, not methane. Our easy, clean and affordable bucket swap system makes composting a breeze.

Every other Tuesday, members drop off full Green Boxes at Green Life Trading Co. in exchange for a clean one. While you're at it, enjoy 10% off at Green Life Trading Co.

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WInter 2024

Knit Repair Program Launches

Have moths snacked on your sweaters? Have Wisconsin winters worn holes in your favorite socks?

Simply drop your item/s off at Green Life Trading Co., fill out a quick intake form and your items are on their way to being hand mended!

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Spring 2024

The Earth Day Fair with Green Box Compost

We partnered with our friends Green Box Compost and had a blast bringing together local makers, retailers and service providers that make going green a breeze.

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