New clothing shop for people who like to dress green

Red Deer has a new clothing store that caters to those who like to dress green.

Nic Bricker in her store Nice Stuff

Red Deer has a new clothing store that caters to those who like to dress green.

Nice Stuff, which opened last month at 10A 7110 Gaetz Ave., favours apparel and accessories made from environmentally sustainable hemp, bamboo and soy. The shop carries men’s and women’s clothing, including hoodies, dress shirts, T-shirts and socks, as well as accessories like belts, hats, scarves and purses.

Owner Nic Bricker said business has been brisk, with many people keen to buy clothing that biodegrades quickly after it’s discarded.

“We get the odd person that wants everything hemp, or are transitioning to getting everything hemp.”

Although much of the clothing she currently carries is made from hemp, Bricker hopes that her stock will eventually be split between hemp and bamboo.

“The bamboo is such a nice product,” she said, describing how it — and hemp — become very soft after they’ve been washed.

Although clothing made from hemp and bamboo are popular in British Columbia, it’s less common in Alberta, noted Bricker.

Nice Stuff is one of the few locations between Edmonton and Calgary where it can be found.

The store also carries natural lotions and soaps, and has a vast incense collection.

“I think it’s the biggest one in Red Deer.”

Nice Stuff offers a variety of smoking supplies as well, including vaporizers, hookahs, scales, grinders, pipes, bongs and rolling paper.

Bricker said such equipment is needed by users of medical marijuana, but it’s also used with tobacco and legal herbs.

“Most people don’t know that when they come in here,” she said. “We want to educate them on that.”

Bricker’s goal is to expand Nice Stuff into a chain — a plan that’s looking more likely with the store’s strong start.

“We kept saying five years or so, but we’re doing so well it might be sooner than that.”

Nice Stuff is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

hrichards@bprda.wpengine.com

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