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Planet Access Ethical Retailer Tour A Big Success

On Tuesday, October 6th, Chicago Fair Trade’s Conscious Closet Club stopped by Planet Access for an Instagram Live Virtual Tour.

As part of Chicago Fair Trade, the Chicago Conscious Closet Club is a community of Chicagoans with an interest in ethical clothing and fashion who learn from each other, share ideas and have fun. Chicago Fair Trade was formed in 2006 and now includes more than 70 business, institutional and individual members.

The Conscious Closet Club hosts, now virtual, events and tours to learn more about the ethical retail industry, how to be a better steward with your own closet, and connect with ethical trailblazers in the community to learn from their best practices.

Tuesday’s event highlighted our social mission, as well as our newly renovated space and gorgeous Fall products. Search CEO, Cory Gumm spoke about Search’s mission, our long standing partnership with Toad&Co, and our incredible Visibility Arts program. Maranda from Conscious Closet Club and the audience viewing online were treated to a virtual tour courtesy of store Leads Marta and Maria.

While showing everyone around, they highlighted the sustainable missions of the ethical brands offered at the store. Featured brands included Toad&Co Clothing, Causegear, Soap Distillery and Mata Traders, just to name a few. Planet Access strives to support brands with a conscience, which are committed to social good and ethically-made sourcing of fabrics, labor, and more.

Want to know the best part of shopping at Planet Access is? The proceeds from all purchases made at Planet Access benefit Search Inc.’s critical programs for people with disabilities living right here in the Chicago metro area.

It was a great time sharing more about our social enterprise store with the Instagram world! We hope to see you in the shop soon.

Watch the full segment on Chicago Fair Trade’s YouTube here.

About Planet Access

Planet Access is a unique, high-end retail store with a mission. All purchases made at the store support the programs of Search Inc., which empowers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and lead rich, rewarding lives.

Planet Access has been a fixture of the Lincoln Square shopping district for 11 year. Prior to the pandemic, the store had just undergone a complete renovation and reopened in June 2020 as a Search Inc. + Toad&Co Partner Store. Through our partnership with Toad&Co, Planet Access offers premier brands that specialize in sustainable, socially responsible clothing, jewelry and home décor. Planet Access carries brands that tell a story – whether that’s a story of social good, a story of a local Chicago artisan, or a story of a brand that is dedicated to eco sustainability.  All of these stories have one thing in common, a goal to make the planet a better place to live, learn, work and play.

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Store Hours

Monday-Friday: 11-6 PM

Saturday-Sunday: 10-5 PM


4737 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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