Echotopia® is Baltimore's garden-based, zero-waste and biodiversity building cleaning products business.
At Echotopia® we sell laundry detergent, kitchen and bath all-surface scouring scrub, and hand scrub powder - fragrant, biodegradable, and safe. To our customers, we offer a refill station at farmers markets for trash-free and plastic-free purchases. Our ingredients include: our home-grown herbs, essential oils, locally made biodegradable castile soap, and a few natural, U.S. sourced minerals. We engage in bioregional and fair trade partnerships. Our unique Seed Rounds contain native wildflower seeds for planting, for feeding pollinators and for promoting biodiversity.
Echotopia® has a positive impact on the environment and on the local living economy.
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For our story, see our 2015 fundraising video HERE.
See first season, 2015, farmers market photos HERE
Our cleaning products:
Echotopia® cleaning products are highly concentrated and longlasting!
Laundry Powder: Lavender, Sage & Rosemary or Chamomile Rose. Works in all washing machines, top loading and HE side loading. Put directly in the drum..
All-purpose Surface Scouring Scrub: Lemon Thyme or Orange Oregano. For kitchen and bath surfaces such as sinks, stove tops, tile and grout, and even dishes washed by hand. Degreaser and multi-purpose surface cleaner.
Hand Scrub: Hint of Mint or Tea Tree Tarragon. Exfoliating and moisturizing hand cleaner. Removes tough odors and stubborn stains, even from cuticles and nails. Ideal for cooks, farmers, gardeners, bike and car mechanics, painters, cobblers, jewelry makers, crafters, print makers, ceramic artists, fisherpeople.
Echotopia® waste-free natural cleaning products are aromatherapeutic and are locally manufactured by hand in small batches. They are sold at Baltimore farmers' markets and area shops year round.
At markets, customers can 1) bring their own containers, 2) use our upcycled containers when in stock, 3) buy Echotopia® re-use glass jars or canvas bags, 4) then return for refills, paying only for the powders..
An Echotopia® purchase is an investment in body, home, community, earth with immediate, positive impact. Our product ingredients are natural and are grown or purchased locally, regionally, & in the U.S. Echotopia® cleaners promote health and safety, are biodegradable, and don't contain deadly chemicals. We honor business partners with fair payment. Our containers are made regionally or elsewhere in the U.S. Our child-friendly cleaners get the job done!
Echotopia® implements cleaner, greener practices. We use salvaged, compostable or recyclable materials at every opportunity, including our manufacturing process and shipping. Our work space uses 100% wind power offsets. Echotopia® reduces public and environmental health costs of body and household cleaning; we strive to be petroleum and plastic-free in our ingredients and packaging. Echotopia® products and accessories don't contain nasty chemicals that harm our precious waterways. Our reuse containers do not become plastic, toxic waste destined for landfill, incinerators, or fragile natural settings like parks, trees, and rivers. Echotopia® will implement non-fossil fuel transportation at our earliest opportunity.
Echotopia® partners with our customers to create local wildflower habitats through another unique product, Echotopia® Seed Rounds, homemade 3" old paper discs embedded with native flower seeds. In our first year of business, our customers planted dozens of Echotopia® Seed Rounds. By the summer of 2017, the results are encouraging: multiplying wildlife gardens that are feeding embattled bees, birds, butterflies and others in our shared, delicate food chain. Echotopia® promotes ecosystem education and restoration. Our effort is an ongoing invitation to customers: to join us in honoring life's interdependence through the seasons, in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Echotopia® is a new economy, community based, import replacement, social enterprise for every one. We treasure nature, place and people.
Together, we create the local living economy. Together, we can clean it up. Like a melodic echo, Echotopia® is music to our ears.