New hope for organic lifestyles in Derbyshire Village
To coincide with Organic Fortnight, Eco Eco has opened a new retail outlet in Hope, stocking exciting organic and fairly traded clothing, body care and accessories. Penney Poyzer, renowned environmental author and broadcaster, helped to launch the new venture today as guest of honour at the opening event.
Customers and neighbouring retailers celebrated the opening of the new store, which signals a greater choice for organic and ethical consumers in the county. Residents and visitors to Derbyshire now have the chance to green their wardrobe and shop with a conscience without compromising on style.
Penney Poyzer said: “I'm delighted to be associated with the opening of Eco Eco. We need shops like this, providing us with well designed ethical and environmentally friendly goods so that we can all become conscious consumers of well made, high quality goods that don't cost the earth and give a fair return to workers.”
Living an organic & ethical lifestyle is a choice more and more of us are taking. Spend on ethical clothing was estimated to be around £43 million in 2004, an increase of 30% from the previous year1. We know this trend continues and yet choices for the ethical clothing consumer in the Derbyshire area are limited. The new store, selling goods for all the family, in the picturesque village of Hope offers to fill the gap.
Alison Jackson Bass, owner of Eco Eco said “It feels so good to be opening our shop in this village. We know that there is a demand for all things organic and ethical in this area. We can truly say where there is Hope….there is an ethical choice. Since the business started in January 2005 we have taken our travelling store to communities across the country and done business internationally online. This move to put down roots is a very exciting step for us. Even more so, because we will be working in a beautiful location and in a community that shares our beliefs and trading ethics.”
Hope is situated in an ideal location for Eco Eco. It has a strong sense of community and attracts visitors, tourists and holidaymakers, so the scope for developing their already local, national and international customer base is excellent. The village and neighbouring areas are just about to submit their application for Fairtrade status to the Fairtrade Foundation. The new Eco Eco shop will be the latest addition to the caring retailers already operating in the area.
For more information please contact:
Alison Jackson Bass 01298 816235
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