April 19th, 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight}Get to Know My Ecobaby Store

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My Eco Baby Store

My Ecobaby Store has been a longstanding sponsor of Groovy Green Livin and I am very grateful to have them as part of our team. I decided it was time for all of us to learn a little bit about this store that was born from the need to provide quality organic products for babies. I had a chance to bounce a few questions around with Dinah, the owner of My Ecobaby Store.

My eco baby store logoGGL: Why did you start My Ecobaby Store?

MES: I started, “My Ecobaby Store” because I have a very big passion for living a green lifestyle. I love our planet and it’s important to me how we treat it. Having a healthy and happy family is priority number one on my list. My belief is that it starts with our children. I love children and babies. Most importantly, I love seeing them healthy and strong. It’s scary nowadays, with so many different toxic chemicals being put into our products, so we become more cautious about what we buy for our kids. There have been so many reports of toy recalls, BPA warnings, and so on. I wanted to help make a difference and that is why I started, My Ecobaby Store.

GGL: How do you select your products?

MES: Fair-trade practice is a very important to me, so I’m particular about how it is made and what goes into products. I look for very high quality products and not your type products that you would find at a general store. –so lots of research! I look for products made here in the USA and most of my items are.  Also, a lot of our items are handmade and customizable is one of the things that make us different.

I look for products that offer the following:

  • Eco-friendly— the product is kind to our earth.
  • Organic—safe and natural for your baby, children and mom.
  • BPA, phthalates,  & PVC-Free.
  • Safety– for your children, if I do not feel if it would be safe for your family. I will not put it in my store.

GGL: What are the top three things people should look for when shopping for safe baby products?

MES:

  1. First, I would look at safety and protection. Products need to be safe for your baby.
  2. Second thing to be aware of is the material in the products, so quality is important. There are too many toxic chemicals, so trying minimizing the exposure as much as possible.
  3. Lastly, look for products that make the least impact on the environment. We want to leave our planet a healthier place for our babies.

GGL: You are a carbon neutral shipping company. What does that mean?

MES: Well, that means after your purchase at the end of the check out. One dollar is donated to the Green Air Project (GAP). We help to replenish the forest by planting trees. Clean air is important to us. It not only affects our children but animals too.  We want to reduce our CO2 output to zero and do it in a constructive manner.

You have partnered with Green Air Project. Tell us about that relationship.

MES: Our partnership means that every time a product is purchased through our online store, a portion of the funds will go directly toward planting trees. Our partnership with Green Air Project is supporting the environment and wildlife.  It’s a great cause and a way to leave a positive impact. It is a great partnership and we look forward to help reduce our carbon footprint with GAP. Stop by Green Air Project to find out more.

Stop by My Ecobaby Store to see all of their products that  are deemed safe for your family and the environment.  Enter DISCOUNT CODE: GROOVY10 for 10% off of your purchase.


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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I like to make noise and stir the pot especially when an issue hits home and effects the health of our families. Join me as I make some noise and share along the way tips for living a green and healthy life. Read more.

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