Can you smell it yet? The scent of fresh flowers with a hint of summer. The ground has been watered and new plants are starting to sprout with the promise of a colourful display to delight the senses. Here at ecoo we have been VERY BUSY over the last few weeks, you may have seen that we have had to close our doors on a number of occasions over the last couple of months. This has been due to a big change for the ecoo family....
WE ARE OPENING IN DUNSBOROUGH!
Some of you may know of the old Samudra building behind Coles in the town center, we will be occupying the front retail space there come October. Fear not though you will still have time to buy your Christmas presents from our Scarborough store this year as we won't be closing that shop until Christmas Eve. We love our loyal Scarborough and surrounding customers and hope to be back once the Scarborough Esplanade is complete so watch this space......
SKATEBOARD DECK BRACELETS
One of our coolest products, each skateboard bracelet is made using broken skateboard decks that were destined for the bin! Cut, sanded and then finished by hand, these pieces are one-of-a-kind art works to wear on your body. The scratched up boards and original graphics make each piece unique.
The colours of each board differ depending on the brand and design of each skate company. Most skateboards are made from 7 ply of Canadian Maple and the rainbow colours are the way they're made.
Find these bracelets and other jewellery made from skateboard decks here.
SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: MIECO
Mieco is an Australian owned and operated company that stocks a range of bamboo products for the bathroom and non toxic cleaners for the laundry. Their philosophy is "It shouldn't cost you the Earth to save the Earth". Soap Nuts are a chemical free alternative to laundry detergent that means no harmful chemicals are leaching into our environment. The bamboo toothbrushes are a plastic alternative the once again means no plastics are sitting in our landfills taking hundreds of thousands of years to break down.
You can find Mieco's range of products under our bathroom and laundry categories on our website.
IS YOUR SUNSCREEN HURTING OUR REEFS?
Not only can your sunscreen be detrimental to your own health but studies have found that Oxybenzone found in most body products and sunscreens is causing our reefs to die. To learn more click here to see our blog article on the issue.
WEST AUSTRALIAN RECYCLING FAIL
So how is it that the largest council in Perth spends a huge amount of money and resources on creating more bins to aid recycling and the recycling rates actually fall?! It is wonderful to see our government setting targets and taking the issue of recycling seriously, but what a fail this has been. Maybe better education and marketing is needed to get the system working better? See our link here to the West Australian article for further reading.