theEcotopia

Unique eco-friendly goods for your home and family.

Knoxville, Tennessee · 2049 Sales

theEcotopia

Unique eco-friendly goods for your home and family.

Knoxville, Tennessee 2049 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(498)

Announcement   Welcome! At Ecotopia, our original designs are durable, reusable, and always eco-friendly! We love making custom designs to match your home, kitchen or nursery, so don't hesitate to get in touch with your ideas and requests. Thank you for stopping by!

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Last updated on Jan 28, 2017

Welcome! At Ecotopia, our original designs are durable, reusable, and always eco-friendly! We love making custom designs to match your home, kitchen or nursery, so don't hesitate to get in touch with your ideas and requests. Thank you for stopping by!

Kelli Kaiser

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Kelli Kaiser

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About

Where Eco-Friendly Meets Artisan

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! I’m Kelli, owner, designer and creator of Ecotopia. Here I combine two of my great passions: sewing and eco-friendly living. I believe that eco-friendly products can be both functional and beautiful, and I incorporate that premise into all of my creations. Being eco-friendly doesn’t have to be about huge lifestyle changes. It can start as simply as saving money (and trees) by replacing paper towel waste with reusable Unpaper Towels, or switching disposable plastic sandwich bags with my washable and reusable sandwich bags.

I was raised to be mindful of waste, whether it be disposable convenience items or what’s in my wallet. We used what we had, from threadbare bath towels that became rags to old fashioned sack cloths for drying dishes in the kitchen. If I can wash it and reuse it, it’s a win-win! But an added artisan touch can turn utilitarian rags and towels into kitchen décor and conversation pieces.

I love creating eco-friendly products that are economical, thoughtful and beautiful. All of my designs are solutions to waste problems in my own home that I perfected over time, and they are built to last. I carefully research materials and thoroughly test all of my designs, and never skimp on quality to be able to produce in greater quantities. I also create in very small batches from limited edition prints, so that you will be sure to have a unique if not one-of-a-kind creation in your home.

A little about me… I have been a Tennessee resident for 20 years now, and live in Knoxville, near the mouth of the stunning Smoky Mountains. However, I’m a Florida native, and a beach girl at heart! I started sewing at a young age, designing my own Halloween costumes, and I became quickly obsessed with historical costuming. I fell in love with textiles and creative design, and continued sewing as a hobby while working on a BA and MA in English Literature (Books! My other great passion!). After a short time teaching I navigated again towards sewing, and opened Ecotopia, an online eco-friendly retail store where I could showcase my own creations as well as sell eco-friendly products from other artisans and small businesses. I love having a home here on Etsy, where I can focus solely on my own designs and connect closely with my customers and fellow artisans. Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about me, and I’m always thrilled to answer product questions or help you create the perfect custom order!

Shop members

  • Kelli Kaiser

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2018
Welcome to Ecotopia! Here you will find unique, eco-friendly goods for your home and family. Our creations are designed for both fun and functionality, and all of our designs are carefully constructed for maximum durability! We also welcome custom orders. Are you looking for custom Unpaper Towels to match your kitchen or bathroom? We are happy to work with you to ensure the perfect set! We can also make custom Tea Towels, or snack and sandwich bag sets for gifts and parties. Have a look around and feel free to send us a convo with any questions or ideas!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
We know that online ordering can be tricky, especially when you can't see and feel the item you fell in love with from a photo. We stand behind our craftsmanship, quality, and positive reviews, and we guarantee that if you are not thrilled with your purchase, you can return it to us within 30 days.

If you need to return an item, just send us a message and we can determine if you would prefer a refund or an exchange. You are responsible for return shipping unless your item is defective. If you believe your order was damaged during shipping, please let us know so that we can contact the shipping carrier and get a replacement item to you.

Thank you for supporting our small business!
Payment
~ Ecotopia accepts Paypal, major credit cards, and Etsy Gift cards.

~ Payment for all custom work is required before any production starts.

~ Ready-made items ship very quickly, so please let us know as soon as possible if you
need to cancel your order.
Shipping
~ All ready made orders will be shipped within 24-48 hours on business days. Custom orders ship according to the schedule stated on the listing.

~ Your order will arrive wrapped in 100% recycled, USA made paper and recycled ribbon. Your order will not include a packing slip (unless otherwise requested) to prevent excess paper waste. Your receipt will be emailed to you, and you can also print it from your "Purchases" section here on Etsy.

~ We always ship to the address given during Etsy checkout, even if it differs from your Paypal address. Please double check your address before sending payment..

~ USA DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Combined shipping discounts for multiple items will appear in your shopping cart. Orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail and Priority Mail. Express Mail is available for an additional cost. Please message us in advance with your address so we can calculate what your shipping cost will be to request Express shipping.

~ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We are excited to finally welcome Canadian and Australian customers! Combined shipping discounts for multiple items will appear in your shopping cart. We use the USPS shipping calculator to determine international shipping costs per country. International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, and other fees incurred on international packages. Please be aware of your country's laws before ordering. We do not offer refunds to international customers who refuse packages due to custom fees. Also, please be advised that we will not falsify customs documents by marking a package as a "gift" or changing the monetary value of the contents.
Privacy
Information I Collect:
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
* when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
* if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
* as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure:
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
* Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
* Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
* Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
* Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Data Retention:
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU:
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
Your Rights:
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
*Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
*Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me:
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kelli Kaiser, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kelli [!at] theecotopia.com. Alternately, you may mail me at: PO BOX 30013 Knoxville, TN 37930.