After the birth of their son, Oliver, Lucas and Margi Heldfond were motivated to open their Russian Hill, San Francisco eco-specialty store, Spring. What's the correlation? They were troubled by the fact that air-tight homes seal in air pollutants. The Heldfonds took a look at the way chemicals find their way into our homes through paints, household cleaners, dry cleaned clothes, building supplies, furniture, electronics, and personal care products, and decided to specialize in green products for a healthy home. And thus, Spring was sprung.Spring now offers home products such as air purifiers, natural cleaning products, organic bedding, organic mattresses, natural personal care products, home accessories, steam cleaners, furnace filters, encasements, HEPA vacuum cleaners, and more. All of these eco products help to reduce our exposure to chemicals, toxins, and pollutants in our homes. This not only ensures environmental health in general, but also contributes to residents' personal health.
Concerned that all this sounds a little too hippie-crunchy granola for you? Not so fast! Spring is loaded with the most stylish, eco-friendly, and eco chic products around. The store even sells no-VOC paints in custom colors! So San Franciscans, go ahead and put a little Spring in your stomping ground. And for everyone else: here's hoping the Heldfonds get their web shop up and running before you have our own little Olivers. To see Spring's 12 steps to a healthy home, read more.