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ecomum: quality environmental alternatives

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ecomum

ecomum: quality environmental alternatives

Peterborough, Canada | 1,248 Sales

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Updates! July 24, 2020!
Shopping for a midwife on a budget? We have a varying supply of slings available as seconds at our home site -- prices vary. All safe to use, but slight imperfections that mean you save big, up to 75% off regular pricing https://ecomum.com/product/just-a-second-midwifery-weigh-slings/

July 6 2020!
We are beginning to offer lower, untracked shipping rates on some lightweight items (napkins, hankies, receiving blankets) as the postal system seems to be returning to normal. We'll keep you posted! But still, continue to expect delays in normal arrival expectations. Stay well!

June 29, 2020.
Our Ontario Black Midwifery Student fund fundraiser sold out in 2 days! $250 donated to the fund, thanks everyone!

June 22, 2020
We have created a special sling as a 100% fundraiser for the Black Student Midwife Fund in Ontario. Please visit our sister site: www.ecomum.com to check it out and support if you can! Unfortunately it will only be available at that site :)

April 27, 2020
AS OF TODAY WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING TRACKED SHIPPING on cross border orders. We are reluctant to take this step, as it increases shipping costs significantly, but have no other choice with the current mail situation. We have absorbed some of the cost ourselves, but cannot absorb the entire amount and still cover our expenses. However, shipping times are still not guaranteed -- this will only give you the reassurance of tracking.
Once the situation resolves itself, we will return to our normal less expensive shipping options.
Thank you for your patience.

Also, please send us your phone number when making your order. It is required for shipping documents, and may help get your package to your earlier.

March 23, 2020
Hello everyone! We are working to sort out what the closure of non-essential businesses in Ontario, Canada means to ecomum and our etsy shop.
We supply midwifery slings to clients around the world, and do all facets of manufacturing and shipping in our secure home facility. We have enough thread, hardware and beautiful fabric options already in stock to keep working for a while!
We would consider midwifery slings to be an essential medical supply, and just today received orders from midwives who have decided to order extra slings so they can protect their clients while still providing the essential service of birth support and after care.
Scientific reports suggest that the virus will only remain stable or active on fabric or paper surfaces from 24 - 48 hours. Plastics and metal surfaces allow the virus to stay viable longer. We have in the past few weeks transferred all our shipping materials to paper and fabric, apart from packing tape -- we will now switch from a plastic tape to a paper source.
We suggest leaving your packages in a secure place for 24 - 48 hours before bringing them into your home (ie, a mailbox) to ensure no contamination from transit comes into your home with your product.

Keep well,

and thanks for your support.
jeannine / ecomum
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Non-canadian customers -- when placing your order, please include your phone number in the order notes as it is now required by Canada Post for international shipments. Unfortunately, the ETSY portal does not allow these to be collected automatically. Without the number, your shipment may be delayed. Many thanks!

Canadian shoppers - consider placing your order at www.ecomum.com and


Also, please note that additional taxes and duty may apply on international orders and are at the expense of the purchaser.

ecomum environmental alternatives: specializing in organic cotton & hemp. Midwifery Weigh slings, cloth napkins, and eco-friendly home accessories. All hand made in our shop.
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Thank you to everyone who purchased a midwifery slings from us in 2019-- we raised over 500$ to donate to Medicins Sans Frontiers, and to our local women's shelter. Here's some info on MSF if you want to make your own donation:

MSF Warehouse - Give the gift of health and hope this holiday season
Midwife - $90 per day
Help send a midwife to places where maternal and child health are needed most.
Click here to make your gift: https://www.msfwarehouse.ca/product.aspx?id=57&catID=6
http://www.msfwarehouse.ca

1$ from every sling sold is being donated to a women's shelter here in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada or to midwifery projects with Medicins Sans Frontiers! Great for midwife thank you gifts!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 26, 2020

www.ecomum.com

Updates! July 24, 2020!
Shopping for a midwife on a budget? We have a varying supply of slings available as seconds at our home site -- prices vary. All safe to use, but slight imperfections that mean you save big, up to 75% off regular pricing https://ecomum.com/product/just-a-second-midwifery-weigh-slings/

July 6 2020!
We are beginning to offer lower, untracked shipping rates on some lightweight items (napkins, hankies, receiving blankets) as the postal system seems to be returning to normal. We'll keep you posted! But still, continue to expect delays in normal arrival expectations. Stay well!

June 29, 2020.
Our Ontario Black Midwifery Student fund fundraiser sold out in 2 days! $250 donated to the fund, thanks everyone!

June 22, 2020
We have created a special sling as a 100% fundraiser for the Black Student Midwife Fund in Ontario. Please visit our sister site: www.ecomum.com to check it out and support if you can! Unfortunately it will only be available at that site :)

April 27, 2020
AS OF TODAY WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING TRACKED SHIPPING on cross border orders. We are reluctant to take this step, as it increases shipping costs significantly, but have no other choice with the current mail situation. We have absorbed some of the cost ourselves, but cannot absorb the entire amount and still cover our expenses. However, shipping times are still not guaranteed -- this will only give you the reassurance of tracking.
Once the situation resolves itself, we will return to our normal less expensive shipping options.
Thank you for your patience.

Also, please send us your phone number when making your order. It is required for shipping documents, and may help get your package to your earlier.

March 23, 2020
Hello everyone! We are working to sort out what the closure of non-essential businesses in Ontario, Canada means to ecomum and our etsy shop.
We supply midwifery slings to clients around the world, and do all facets of manufacturing and shipping in our secure home facility. We have enough thread, hardware and beautiful fabric options already in stock to keep working for a while!
We would consider midwifery slings to be an essential medical supply, and just today received orders from midwives who have decided to order extra slings so they can protect their clients while still providing the essential service of birth support and after care.
Scientific reports suggest that the virus will only remain stable or active on fabric or paper surfaces from 24 - 48 hours. Plastics and metal surfaces allow the virus to stay viable longer. We have in the past few weeks transferred all our shipping materials to paper and fabric, apart from packing tape -- we will now switch from a plastic tape to a paper source.
We suggest leaving your packages in a secure place for 24 - 48 hours before bringing them into your home (ie, a mailbox) to ensure no contamination from transit comes into your home with your product.

Keep well,

and thanks for your support.
jeannine / ecomum
_________________________________
Non-canadian customers -- when placing your order, please include your phone number in the order notes as it is now required by Canada Post for international shipments. Unfortunately, the ETSY portal does not allow these to be collected automatically. Without the number, your shipment may be delayed. Many thanks!

Canadian shoppers - consider placing your order at www.ecomum.com and


Also, please note that additional taxes and duty may apply on international orders and are at the expense of the purchaser.

ecomum environmental alternatives: specializing in organic cotton & hemp. Midwifery Weigh slings, cloth napkins, and eco-friendly home accessories. All hand made in our shop.
***************
Thank you to everyone who purchased a midwifery slings from us in 2019-- we raised over 500$ to donate to Medicins Sans Frontiers, and to our local women's shelter. Here's some info on MSF if you want to make your own donation:

MSF Warehouse - Give the gift of health and hope this holiday season
Midwife - $90 per day
Help send a midwife to places where maternal and child health are needed most.
Click here to make your gift: https://www.msfwarehouse.ca/product.aspx?id=57&catID=6
http://www.msfwarehouse.ca

1$ from every sling sold is being donated to a women's shelter here in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada or to midwifery projects with Medicins Sans Frontiers! Great for midwife thank you gifts!

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About ecomum

Sales 1,248
On Etsy since 2009

quality environmental alternatives for the whole family -- sewn in sunshine!

ecomum started as because organic cotton products, and cloth diapers were not readily available when our family was growing. Later our product line expanded as we all expanded, and we began making cloth midwifery slings at the request of our local midwifery clinic. Since then, we've begun selling them all around the world -- a true honor to be creating something that is one of the first thing to touch so many newborn babies! AND! we get to satisfy the urge to buy pretty fabric!

ecomum is a homebased business located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Our products are chosen for the following reasons as much as possible

--ecologically responsible practices from field, to production, to your home
--reuse-ability -- good quality stuff to last a long while!
--ethical business practices
--hard to find stuff that's good for your family (and your soul)
-- all packaging and labels are post-consumer recycled or sewing off-cuts for a softer footprint!

We've got 2 kids, and an assorted menagerie of rescued animals that keep life hopping, but then, what else is life here for?!

If you have any questions, please let us know; we also welcome inquiries about custom made hemp prefold diapers, or other eco-friendly creations.

Thanks for stopping in, and having a look at our shop, which is, as all things, a work in progress.

All purchases ship in recycled / eco-friendly packaging as much as possible.

If you're interested in cloth diapers, hemp clothing, and other eco-affordables, please visit us at our other site: www.ecomum.com, or become a fan on facebook!

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It's important for us to pay back a little of the blessings that we have in our lives. 1$ from every sling sold is being donated to a women's shelter here in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada or to midwifery projects with Medicins Sans Frontiers! Great for midwife thank you gifts!

Over the past few years, that has been more than $1000!!!

Here's some info on MSF if you want to make your own donation:

MSF Warehouse - Give the gift of health and hope this holiday season.
Meet Sam Perkins, midwife. Sam worked in a Congolese conflict zone, supervising a maternity hospital that assisted with more than 3,000 births. "The women here are heroes and for every one that walks through our door we give 100%. I am proud of the impact we make."

Visit the MSF Warehouse to make a gift with impact this holiday season. Help send a midwife to places where maternal and child health are needed most or choose from dozens of items that are critical to delivering care to people around the world. Once you’ve chosen your gift, send a card to a friend, colleague or loved to let them know that their gift is making a real difference.

Midwife - $90 per day
Help send a midwife to places where maternal and child health are needed most.
Click here to make your gift: https://www.msfwarehouse.ca/product.aspx?id=57&catID=6

The MSF Warehouse features real items that MSF uses in its field projects. When you choose an item, you are making a donation for its value that supports MSF’s medical humanitarian aid work. Your contribution will be used where the need is greatest.

Please give a gift that saves lives this holiday season. You choose. MSF delivers.

http://www.msfwarehouse.ca

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Working together, we can make the world a better place!

When we're not in the woods, or out in a field, we'll be hard at work creating eco-accessories for your home!

also, visit us at www.ecomum.com, for great eco-accessories for the whole family, or visit us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/ecomum/253647670245 for news of sales and special promotions!

Thanks for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Jeannine

    Owner

    Jeannine, aka Molly Spartan, loves buying fabric and snuggling with kittens. When she is not sewing, she is definitely not doing paperwork & book keeping.

  • eco abby

    Assistant

    eco Abby, aka Bellow Kitty, is responsible for inspiration and comic relief.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2020
July 6 2020!
We are beginning to offer lower, untracked shipping rates on some lightweight items (napkins, hankies, receiving blankets) as the postal system seems to be returning to normal. We'll keep you posted! But still, continue to expect delays in normal arrival expectations. Stay well!

April 27, 2020
AS OF TODAY WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING TRACKED SHIPPING AND ARE NO LONGER SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA. We are reluctant to take this step, as it increases shipping costs significantly, but have no other choice with the current mail situation. We have absorbed some of the cost ourselves, but cannot absorb the entire amount and still cover our expenses. However, shipping times are still not guaranteed -- this will only give you the reassurance of tracking.
Once the situation resolves itself, we will return to our normal less expensive shipping options, and will reopen shipping to countries outside of North America.
Thank you for your patience.
April 26, 2020
THE MAIL SYSTEM is currently overwhelmed. Basic shipping on our website (including the US free shipping guarantee) DOES NOT INCLUDE TRACKING! If you would like tracking on your package, please purchase an upgrade ($6-10 CAD), which still includes a significant discount off our actual costs.
Regardless, expect delays in the arrival of your order. We ship them out within 3 days; beyond that arrival time is out of our control.
Also, please send us your phone number when making your order. It is required for shipping documents, and may help get your package to your earlier.
welcome to ecomum!

ecomum is a home-run business, specializing in quality reusable products, and hard to find organics.

Begun in 2001, ecomum was inspired by then 6 month old son Skye, and the frustrating experience of trying to find good cloth diapers and advice on how to use them, as well as ethically manufactured or organic clothing. Since then, ecomum has expanded its inventory to include organic clothing for adults and kids, as well as hemp and other alternative fabrics Additionally, ecomum's home-grown product line includes hemp prefold diapers, housewares, totes, and baby-weigh slings which are used by midwives around the world.

Please stay tuned as we add more of our "ecomum@home" made products to our etsy shop!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We do try to make our products the highest quality we can -- if you are not satisfied with your order, please contact us so we can figure out a solution for you.

Any returns are at the shipping expense of the customer unless we have made an error with your order.

Customers must contact us within 14 days of having received their order in order to be eligible for a refund.

There are no cash refunds on custom orders unfortunately, though you can return product for a store credit.
Payment
Payment is accepted by Paypal, or by cheque. Taxes and customs may be collected, depending on the country customers live in. Such taxes and fees are the responsibility of the customer.
Shipping
July 6 2020!
We are beginning to offer lower, untracked shipping rates on some lightweight items (napkins, hankies, receiving blankets) as the postal system seems to be returning to normal. We'll keep you posted! But still, continue to expect delays in normal arrival expectations. Stay well!

April 27, 2020
AS OF TODAY WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING TRACKED SHIPPING NOR ARE WE SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA. We are reluctant to take this step, as it increases shipping costs significantly, but have no other choice with the current mail situation. We have absorbed some of the cost ourselves, but cannot absorb the entire amount and still cover our expenses. However, shipping times are still not guaranteed -- this will only give you the reassurance of tracking.
Once the situation resolves itself, we will return to our normal less expensive shipping options, and will reopen shipping to countries outside of North America.
Thank you for your patience.

April 26, 2020
THE MAIL SYSTEM is currently overwhelmed. Expect delays in the arrival of your order. We ship them out within 3 days; beyond that arrival time is out of our control.
Also, please send us your phone number when making your order. It is required for shipping documents, and may help get your package to your earlier.

April 11, 2020
Please note that international mail systems are currently overburdened. Expect significant delays in the arrival of your package. If you would like to upgrade to insured, expedited service, please contact us to find out the cost. And, a reminder: we will need your phone number for all shipments outside of Canada.
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Most shipping prices quoted within Canada are by Surface post / letter mail -- non insured. This method of shipping is fairly reliable from our experience, but is at your risk.
US shipping: shipping is by US small parcel air, and does not include tracking or insurance -- please contact us if you would like to purchase upgraded shipping service.
All International packages will be shipped small parcel surface -- if you would like to upgrade to a service that includes tracking and insurance, please be in touch.

If you'd prefer to have your items shipped by expedited/registered post, please contact us for an appropriate quote on shipping to your home. Occasionally we will break your order into 2 envelopes to keep costs within the shipping rates you've paid via the etsy cart. If your actual shipping rate comes out below the rate you were charged, we will refund the difference.

Also please note that additional duty and taxes may apply on international orders and are at the expense of the purchaser.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome!