Indy’s Best of the Triangle 7 Times and Counting

Twig was voted Indy’s Best of the Triangle for environmentally friendly store 7 times and counting.

Best Environmentally Friendly Store in the Triangle by Indy’s Best of the Triangle Readers’ Choice

Thank you to everyone who voted and who support our mission as a local eco-friendly business!
Proud to be Indy’s Best of the Triangle!

Indy's Best of the Triangle

Indy’s Best of the Triangle | The people have spoken.

 —Jeffrey C. Billman 2016 | Indy Week

Between the two rounds of Indy’s Best of the Triangle contest, we logged more than six hundred thousand votes from more than twenty thousand voters in more than three hundred categories, far more votes than in any previous contest. In the end, our hive mind produced a definitive compendium of cool stuff to do, cool places to eat and drink, cool services to check out, and less-cool politicians to throw something at.

You’ll notice that we did things a bit differently this year for Indy’s Best of the Triangle. First, we’ve augmented our traditional readers poll with more than eighty writers’ picks—our favorite odds and ends, quirks and hidden gems, things that inspired and outraged us over the last year. Second, we restructured our balloting process into two phases: the nominations phase, in which readers submitted their favorites in each category; and the finalists phase, in which readers chose from among the top four vote-getters in the first round.

The idea behind this change was to better engage with our audience. This new process produced winners who reflect the choices of a larger percentage of our readers than ever before. And it worked: in both breadth and depth, this is the best Indy’s Best of the Triangle ever. At least, we think so.

Indy's Best of the Triangle

Twig Owner Shawn Slome Interviews for Retailing Insight Magazine!

Ask any brick-and-mortar gift store what draws customers in and keeps them coming back and you’ll undoubtedly hear a range of responses: unique products; enticing displays; engaging in-store events; courteous, knowledgeable staff; location location location. What sets Twig – an eco-friendly lifestyle shop in Chapel Hill, NC – apart from the competition is all of the above!

Retailing Insight contributor Megy Karydes recently sat down with Twig owner Shawn Slome to learn more about how he cultivated and continues to grow his perennially successful store….

Read The Whole Article!

Holiday Fundraiser Is A Great Success

With your help we raised


For our non-profit partners:

Binkley Preschool
The school was conceived as a mission to the community with a goal of providing a preschool opportunity for children within the community, particularly encouraging the inclusion of students of varied racial and cultural backgrounds.

Book Harvest
Book Harvest collects new and gently used children’s books and places them in the hands and homes of children who need them.

BounceBack Kids
BounceBack Kids™ is a nonprofit whose mission is to bring together and serve kids with life-challenging medical conditions to enrich the lives of participants and their families.

Boys & Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont
Inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Chapel Hill High School PTSA
Provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

Children’s Cooperative Playschool
Our mission is to provide high quality care and early education for one through five-year-old children, create a welcoming environment for parents, and sustain a community of families working together to meet a common goal.

The Compass Center for Women and Families
We partner with women and girls to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence to become self-sufficient.

Emerson Waldorf School
Provides an integrated Waldorf curriculum and environment which encourages and promotes independent thinking and social responsibility, as well as academic and artistic excellence.

Eyes Ears Nose & Paws
Trains and places assistance dogs. Our programs create a healthier community by increasing independence for individuals with disabling medical conditions. We recognize that dogs have a huge untapped potential and believe in harnessing these capabilities and partnering with dogs to improve people’s lives.

La Leche League of Chapel Hill
Experienced mothers supporting each other for breastfeeding success. La Leche League is a free service available in your community.

Montessori Community School
A learning community of children, parents, faculty, and staff, each with distinct roles and responsibilities. Adults work in concert to support children’s development as active, peaceful, life-long learners, and global citizens.

Music for Children
Helps foster meaningful music education in the Chapel Hill/Durham area

a by supporting and offering collaborative programs for students of all levels, their families, teachers, and community.

North Carolina Children’s Hospital
Provide advanced, comprehensive care in a family-focused, child-friendly environment. The Children’s Hospital has the physicians, nurses, staff and facilities to care for seriously ill or injured children who require complex care.

The Peru Project
A mother-daughter (and whole community) project which aims to promote literacy, education, and the arts for the children and their families of rural Huaripampa, in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The project raises money to build a community center, which will house a library, an art studio, and a music room.

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
The mission of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is to educate and mobilize faith communities to act to abolish the death penalty in the United States.

Piedmont Wildlife Center
The Mission of Piedmont Wildlife Center is to foster healthy connections among people, wildlife and nature.

PlayMakers Repertory Company
We’re the professional theatre in residence at UNC Chapel Hill. Our artists are the best in the business at the top of their game. We’ve been called the “Best Live theater Company in the Triangle” (The Independent Weekly) and “what professional theatre truly means” (The News & Observer).

An all-volunteer, grass-roots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food to assist families living in poverty in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community.

Rape Crisis Center of Orange County
We provide free and confidential services to all survivors of sexual violence.

Sierra Club
Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth, starting right here in North Carolina.

Sound Pet Animal Rescue and Referral
Our mission is to rescue dogs from the regional shelters and find them permanent loving homes. Our secondary mission is to rescue injured, ill and unfortunate dogs from the regional shelters because we can provide the needed medical care that the shelters are unable to provide

Triangle Youth Ballet
A non-profit ballet repertory company with a school that trains dancers from age three to adu