Echotopia® Farmers Market Stall, Baltimore MD   

Echotopia® Farmers Market Stall, Baltimore MD

 

 Echotopia® Cleaning Products  #CleanNGreen      

Echotopia® Cleaning Products  #CleanNGreen 

 

 Refill Station               #TrashPlasticFree   

Refill Station               #TrashPlasticFree

 

 Recycled Containers                 #CommonSense   

Recycled Containers                 #CommonSense

 

 Echotopia® Seed Rounds      #BuildBiodiversity   

Echotopia® Seed Rounds      #BuildBiodiversity

 

 Lavender Laundry Line                 #GardenHerbs

Lavender Laundry Line                 #GardenHerbs

 Dried herbs & Seed Rounds    #FromOurGarden   

Dried herbs & Seed Rounds    #FromOurGarden

 

 

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. 

Visit Facebook HERE for our current market schedule in Baltimore, Maryland.

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.

 

Learn more:

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.  

 


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Echotopia®  Garden Based, Zero Waste Natural Cleaning Products

 

Laundry Powder

Lavender, Sage & Rosemary/Chamomile Rose

Soothing, calming scent. Works in all washing machines. Concentrated. Up to 70-90 laundry loads. Ingredients: garden herbs, essential oils, 100% natural cleaners and locally-made, biodegrdable soap flakes.  Made by hand. No dangerous chemicals, optical brighteners, phosphates or fragrances. Safe for people, waterways and nature.

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Hand Scrub

Hint-of-Mint/Tea Tree Tarragon

Fresh, enlivening smell, eliminates stubborn stains, dirt, grime, and odors. Is both exfoliating and moisturizing. Use after fishing, gardening, cooking, painting, mechanics, ceramics, crafting and more. Made with garden herbs, essential oils and locally manufactured, all-natural olive oil castile soap and 100% natural mineral ingredients. Very concentrated, up to four month supply. Hole in lid for easy sprinkling onto hand.

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Scouring Scrub

Lemon Thyme/Orange Oregano

Delightful clean aroma, with powerful and healthful disinfectant properties. Made with local garden herbs, essential oils and 100% natural, biodegradable ingredients. Excellent for kitchen & bath surfaces such as sinks, stove tops, tile and grout. Concentrated. Up to 2 month supply. Safe for people, waterways and nature.

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Seed Rounds for Planting

Homemade artisan 3" discs designed to create mini wildflower gardens that feed local pollinators such as bees, moths, butterflies, and birds. They have a comforting, woodsy scent from drying in the sun, and are hand-made with old paper & native wildflower seeds saved from local gardens: Black-eyed Susans, Purple Coneflowers, Bee Balm, Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweek, Aster, Goldenrod seeds and more!

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Echotopia® products are sold in Baltimore, MD. See Facebook / Twitter for updates.

2018 FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE IS BELOW. Find our products at B Willow including April 22 11-2pm "Earth Day Every Day" pop up event, AND their monthly R House market, For The Greater Goods (check dates). On Saturday, May 26th, 9:30-3pm, we'll be at Baltimore Herb Festival and on Saturday, June 15th 12-5pm, we'll be at "Libations and Creations" at Monument City Brewery! For online/special order questions, contact: diane@echotopia.org.

32nd Street Farmers' Market

SATURDAYS a.m. March 17 & 31, April 14 & 28, May 12, June 9 & 23, July 14 & 28, Sept 8 & 22, Oct 13 & 27, Nov 3 & 17, Dec 1, 15 & 22

Baltimore Farmers' Market
SUNDAYS a.m. April 15 & 29, May 13 & 20, June 3, 10 & 24, July 15 & 29, Sept 9 & 23, Oct 14 & 27, Nov 4 & 18, Dec 2, 16 & 23. PLEASE visit the top of our FACEBOOK page weekly for changes. 

 
 

Dear customers, have you planted your Echotopia® Seed Rounds? See our FB album to help identify what's growing. And read on:

Seed Rounds represent our joint effort to offer host plants, and to feed songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators. Did you plant your Seed Round? What germinated? Did you receive new pollinator visitors? Please share your photos on Instagram @echotopiandiane  or email us at info@echotopia.org with "SEED ROUNDS" in subject line. Include your zip code so we can begin to map out our progress. What's in our Seed Rounds: 

Native perennials: Black-eyed Susan, Echinacea (or Purple Cone Flower), Butterfly Weed, Joe Pie Weed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Aster, Goldenrod, Bee Balm (purple and red). 

Other flowers: Giant Marigold, Giant Zinnea, Evening Primrose (biennial), Lobelia, Purple/Red Clover.

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Dear customers, Thank you for your partnership and effort in supporting Baltimore's garden-based, zero-waste and biodiversity-building cleaning products business. Gratitude also to Blue Water Baltimore for pollinator garden workshops. To learn more about why I make and sell Echotopia Seed Rounds alongside our other products, see The Benefits of Growing Wildflowers 

In hope, Diane Wittner, Owner & Alchemist, Echotopia® 

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In The News
Maryland Must Not Abandon Zero-Waste Efforts by Echotopia LLC Owner Diane Wittner, Baltimore Sun July 2017
 Home Green Home by Michelle Moncrieffe, Baltimore Magazine October 2015
Baltimore Based Sustainability Start Up Making Change Through Creative Activism by Daniel Stuelpnagel, What Weekly July 2015
Why Choosing Toxic Free Cleaning Products Is a Good Idea by Laurel Peltier, Baltimore Fishbowl June 2015

 

 
Customer Testimonials
"I use Echotopia® Lavender, Sage & Rosemary Laundry Detergent and Echotopia® Hint of Mint Hand Scrub - gentle and effective!"  D.S., 2017
"I use Echotopia® Lemon Thyme Scouring Scrub for my stainless steel kitchen sink and love it!" D.L.O., 2017
"You sent me a jar of Echotopia® Hint of Mint Hand Scrub and I put it under the kitchen sink because we did not need it just then. C. pulled it out a week ago and now I don't see how we could possibly live without it, especially after working in the garden. It is fantastic - clean smooth skin after a day of hard labor." Sam, 2016
"I knew this Echotopia® Lavender, Sage & Rosemary Laundry Detergent smelled great and was environmentally friendly, but I was not expecting it to work better than products from large-scale producers. When I pulled three items out of the dryer, stains that had been there for months were gone! So to my surprise, doing something that benefits the environment came at no sacrifice of performance. It actually restored clothing I had taken out of my office-wear rotation. It really works!" Betsy, 2015
"Our old, gross tile shower is sparkly white and new again! Thanks, Echotopia® Lemon Thyme Scouring Scrub!!!" Krissy, 2015
"Love the Echotopia® Hint of Mint Hand Scrub! Need to get more!" Julia, 2015

Zero Waste S/Heroes

Individuals: Our 1,000+ customers, and counting! Curtis (Light St. Church Volunteer), Dr. Joe Adams, David Hart, JA, PW,JT, MW, Artist Diana Spencer, PW, Ashley Hufnagel, Shantonu Kindu, Uncle Bob, Neil Seldman, Cindy Farquhar, Nadine Nola, Rockaway the Dog, Krissy Ventre, Mike Cole, Iletha Jones, Katie Golden, Maria Mendoza!

Groups: Free Your Voice Group/Stop the Incinerator, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, New Economy Maryland, Chesapeake Sustainable Business Network, Impact Hub Baltimore, MD Chapter of Sierra Club, BNote Baltimore's Local Currency Association, Baltimore's Rueda de Casino Dance customers! 

 

Contact

For Echotopia® inquiries, including special orders, please contact:

info@echotopia.org/410-963-5527