Welcome! Here’s our story…
We hate plastic pollution and we wanted to do something about it!
In 2018 we set out to make plastic history…
THE VERY BEGINNING
In mid-2018 we (Anya, Amy, Becky and Gabriela - a group of friends working together in Leeds) were talking about how we all felt similarly frustrated by the growing plastic crisis.
We’d all been feeling a growing plastic anxiety, and then high-profile documentary Blue Planet came out. The more we thought about it, the more plastic we could see everywhere. It was smothering, and we felt motivated for change. We realised that we wanted to be part of the solution, not the problem and needed to start now.
We started looking for ways to reduce our plastic use and cut everyday single-use household plastics out of our lives, but found we struggled to find the right products. Either the plastic-free alternatives we looked for didn’t exist, or they weren’t truly plastic-free, biodegradable or compostable. With all the lack of choice and misinformation around, we realised that if we found it hard work, other people probably did too.
Luckily in June 2018 we had the opportunity to combine our passion with our individual skills. EcoVibe was born.
We set out to create EcoVibe as a clear, honest place people could easily find truly eco-friendly alternatives. We wanted to provide products that people loved, in a way that was easy to shop and orders that were a delight to receive!
SMALL CHANGES HAVE A BIG IMPACT
In September 2018 we launched our website with a small range of items (pretty much bamboo toothbrushes and compostable dog poo bags!). We crossed our fingers and hoped for the best… but luckily the response we had from customers was great and we were able to keep EcoVibe growing.
Since then we’ve grown our product range to hundreds of items, and while our focus is still on cutting out plastic, we also consider the ethics, carbon-footprint and sustainability of every product we add. We even have our own range of EcoVibe products, designed and developed with help from customer feedback and requests, to fit perfectly into your life.
Our small but mighty team has also grown along the way too! We’re proud to have a full-time team of eight, and some lovely freelancers who have helped us get to where we are today.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
We know that going plastic-free isn’t easy and we’re not perfect! We believe it’s about the small switches we can make to reduce our impact on the planet.
It’s a dream come true for us to see how far EcoVibe has come, and a joy to be able to be making a difference in the world every day. We still retain the same principles and values we had at day one:
• Our products must be truly eco-friendly, ethically produced and sustainable.
• Our products must help people remove unnecessary pollution from their lives.
• Our information must be clear and trustworthy.
• Our packaging is always completely plastic-free.
• We only sell products we’d buy ourselves.
We’ve been able to achieve some amazing things so far:
• We’ve saved over 40 tonnes of plastic entering our eco-system!
• We’ve planted thousands of trees to offset carbon emissions
• And we’ve helped thousands of customers to reduce their plastic.
We know there’s still some way to go and we couldn’t do this without you. Thank you for your support in helping us continue our mission to cut unnecessary pollution.