Ecoelephant

Welcome to Ecoelephant, your Cape Town based online marketplace for reusable eco-friendly products .

Zero waste living is a process and doesn’t happen overnight. Build one zero waste habit at a time and start making sustainable choices for your day to day life.  Whether that means finally remembering to grab your market bag  or getting that reusable plastic free water bottles or purchasing your first set of  zero waste products, our environment needs us to make a sustainable switch. Please visit our online shop, and have a look at our amazing products. We will be adding more sustainable products in the coming weeks. If there is anything in particular that you would like added, feel free to contact me.

We encourage locally made products. Our aim is to include others, especially mother, elderly  and women entrepreneurs, by creating local employment opportunities. All our  handmade and handcrafted products are made by work from home mother/ladies, elderly ladies & community upliftment projects. Often these women are the sole breadwinners in the family. They hold together families affected by poverty. These ladies in spite of the grief, poverty, stigma, and violence, care for their children, families and grandchildren. They may also be nursing the dying and bringing up orphaned grandchildren on their own. We aim to up-skill & reskill these ladies and turn the tide on poverty & ill-health in their homes & communities and give them a decent wage.

Everybody starts their zero-waste journey from some where different, based on what catches their interest. We started by feeling uneasy about the stuff we own and throw out after a single shop. After a little bit of research, we realized that there are lots of products that we can use and simple things that we can do to achieve a waste-free life. we decided to make small changes, to live more simply and more sustainably. However, finding and getting these eco-friendly products turned out to be difficult. So here we am with a first set of products to help you with your zero-waste life. Browse these colorful and trendy zero-waste plastic free products.

Tina Beyer, the founder and owner of Ecoelephant, runs the online shop from home. She is a passionate zero waster and always tries to look for plastic alternatives. She is born and brought up in Kerala and have been living in Cape town since 2011. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Information Technology, Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga. She also have done courses in Ayurveda. Her last employer was IBM in Bangalore. Tina is married to Pat and they have a beautiful eco-warrior daughter.

We hope you enjoy the zero waste journey with us.

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