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Hudson Herbivore Vegan Boutique Launches Online

Jul 30, 2021 02:23PM ● By Marilee Burrell

Nicole Alicea

Hudson Herbivore - PO Box 792, Sleepy Hollow, NYWhen Westchester County resident Nicole Alicea went vegan four years ago, she immediately noticed a lack of local vegan-friendly boutiques. So she decided to open one herself. Her online retail store,, offers ecofriendly, sustainable, cruelty-free home décor, jewelry, beauty items and gifts. Alicea uses the products to teach others healthier and alternative ways of living.

Her shop showcases handmade items from Hudson Valley artists who are driven by the same mission, as well as her own handmade organic skincare and beauty products, such as body oils, soaps, bath salts and lavender pillow and facial mist.

“I use natural and essential oils to create a unique blend of products that are gentle on the skin and can help relax the body and calm the mind,” she says.

Her home décor line includes candles and macrame plant hangers. All items are made of organic, reusable and/or biodegradable textiles like cotton, hemp and wood.

She hopes to open a brick-and-mortar location in the Hudson Valley and include plants and clothing in her inventory. “I envision it as a natural and creative space where local artist and community gatherings can be held,” she says.

Meanwhile, Hudson Herbivore can be found at area craft fairs, festivals and pop-ups, as well as the Tuckahoe Farmers Market every Sunday through November.

For more info, contact Hudson Herbivore at PO Box 792, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591; 914.960.7184; or @hudsonherbivore on Instagram and Hudson Herbivore on Facebook.

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