ecomum

ecomum: quality environmental alternatives

Peterborough, Canada · 375 Sales

ecomum

ecomum: quality environmental alternatives

Peterborough, Canada 375 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(113)
Shop owner

Jeannine

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Announcement   ####### POSSIBLE MAIL DISRUPTION FROM CANADA! There is a possible labour dispute pending July 2 in Canada. We will not be able to ensure delivery on shipments sent out past the last ship dates suggested by Canada Post. We will look for an alternative shipping option, but in the meantime will communicate shipment status on an order by order basis. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Visit the Canada Post press page for other news related to the strike: www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/mediacentre/default.page

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Shop pricing now all in Canadian Currency! US shoppers save big!
Alternatively for Canadian shoppers - orders placed at www.ecomum.com are calculated in Canadian Currency.

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 2015 -- we raised over 300$ to donate to Medicins Sans Frontiers, and to our local women's shelter, as well as a separate fundraiser that raised over 100$ for Pads4Girls. 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

New lower pricing on our organic cotton midwifery slings! We've been making them for local midwives and a medical supply company for years, and are pleased to offer organic cotton slings made from delicious Cloud 9 certified organic fabrics. Also, 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 Jun 27, 2016

####### POSSIBLE MAIL DISRUPTION FROM CANADA! There is a possible labour dispute pending July 2 in Canada. We will not be able to ensure delivery on shipments sent out past the last ship dates suggested by Canada Post. We will look for an alternative shipping option, but in the meantime will communicate shipment status on an order by order basis. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Visit the Canada Post press page for other news related to the strike: www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/mediacentre/default.page

#######
Shop pricing now all in Canadian Currency! US shoppers save big!
Alternatively for Canadian shoppers - orders placed at www.ecomum.com are calculated in Canadian Currency.

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 2015 -- we raised over 300$ to donate to Medicins Sans Frontiers, and to our local women's shelter, as well as a separate fundraiser that raised over 100$ for Pads4Girls. 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

New lower pricing on our organic cotton midwifery slings! We've been making them for local midwives and a medical supply company for years, and are pleased to offer organic cotton slings made from delicious Cloud 9 certified organic fabrics. Also, 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!

Jeannine

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Jeannine

MidWifery Weigh Sling - Cotton - Foxy
US$19.74
MidWifery Weigh Sling - Cotton - Mod Lozenges
US$19.74
Burgundy Swirl Sandwich Saver Wrap Eco Friendly
US$3.95
Lil Green Apples Hemp-blend dish towel
US$10.27
Blue Skulls Sandwich Saver Wrap Eco Friendly
US$3.95
Upcycled Table Runner / Rag Rug OOAK
US$31.59
MidWifery Weigh Sling - Teddy Bears Picnic
US$19.74
Natural Organic Cotton Teething Ring
US$7.11
hemp blend dish towel
US$7.90

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(113)
agatha stepniowski

agatha stepniowski on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful sling! The fabric was gorgeous and the sling was very well made. My midwife loved it! It was a perfect thank you gift for her. This is the second time I purchased a sling from ecomum and again I wasn't disappointed in the quality of this item. The price was the best too. Highly recommend !

Em

Em on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One of my daughter's favorite teething toys!

Carmen

Carmen on May 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves this teether! And I love the cute pattern on the fabric :)

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About

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!

In 2013, that came to 300$, and 2014 is close on it's heels!

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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In 2012 we donated over 200$ to both MSF & our local women's shelter as a result of our midwifery sling sales. Thank you all for your support!

If you have a moment, take time to support our fundraiser for Medicins sans Frontiers -- people doing important work under incredible circumstances. Every dollar counts, and can help safe a life! Cut & paste this link into your browser to find out more: http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=2847400&Lang=en-CA

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!

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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 February 13, 2012
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 across Ontario.

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

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
Payment
Payment is accepted by Paypal, or by cheque. Taxes are currently included on all pricing -- generally GST (5%), and PST (8%).
Shipping
All shipping prices quoted are by Surface post / letter mail -- non insured. This method of shipping is fairly reliable from our experience, but is at your risk.
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.

There are no cash refunds on custom orders unfortunately, though you can return product for a store credit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome!