ecomum

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Announcement    Updates!
January 2023: reminder -- Tax free shopping for Canadian shoppers at www.ecomum.com!

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/

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

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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.

We are a registered business located in Ontario, Canada

ecomum environmental alternatives: specializing in organic cotton & hemp. Midwifery Weigh slings, cloth napkins, and eco-friendly home accessories. All hand made in our shop.

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 Jan 9, 2023

Updates!
January 2023: reminder -- Tax free shopping for Canadian shoppers at www.ecomum.com!

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/

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

_________________________________
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.

We are a registered business located in Ontario, Canada

ecomum environmental alternatives: specializing in organic cotton & hemp. Midwifery Weigh slings, cloth napkins, and eco-friendly home accessories. All hand made in our shop.

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 1,670
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.


We have been a registered business in the province of Ontario, Canada (HST registration # 89428991RT 001) for twenty years!


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 $2000!!!

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 January 23, 2023
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!

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 days of purchase