No need to go charging to big box corporate stores -- Durham is curated to perfection with an array of locally owned businesses bursting at the seams with artisan, handmade and sustainable solutions for life!

Here are our top picks for sustainable & ethical gifts this holiday season:


Stay tuned for more!




The Durham Originals was designed to be a launching pad for positive change. We advocate for a more sustainable Triangle, through collaboration and community engagement. 


Our Sustainability Topographers are busy exploring the Triangle and beyond, eager to discover and share sustainable lifestyle ideas and tips, guaranteed to:

Increase general happiness and vitality

Save you money

Leave the Planet better than before


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