theEcotopia

A unique Eco-friendly boutique for the zero waste home.

Knoxville, Tennessee | 3558 Sales

theEcotopia

A unique Eco-friendly boutique for the zero waste home.

Knoxville, Tennessee 3558 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (783)
Kelli

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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!

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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!

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  • Kelli

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on August 19, 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, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours 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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
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 currently do not ship outside of the United States.
Privacy
Information I Collect:
To fulfill 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, 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 fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
* 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
* 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 USPS. I will share your name and address with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
* 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.

More information

Last updated on Jun 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Why are your production times so long?

Every item you purchase from us is completely hand-crafted, from pre-shrinking fabrics before they are cut, to construction and detailed finishing. We take great pride and care in creating our products. They are meant to last for many years, which takes a little more time. We usually have a long queue of orders, so please understand that there are many open orders in front of yours and we create/ship in the order they are received. To remain fair, we don't allow customers to pay extra fees just to skip ahead of you in line. Thank you for your patience!

Is my product washer and dryer safe?

Yes! Every item we make is safe for your washer and dryer, and is constructed to handle frequent washings. Our products are built to last for many years!

Is your packaging eco-friendly?

We strive to use the most eco-friendly and mindful methods of getting your products to you, while also ensuring that they are safely packaged to avoid damage by the shipping carrier. All of our packaging materials are made from recycled or biodegradable materials, and they can be recycled again as well! We proudly use recycled/recyclable poly-mailers, recycled cardboard boxes, recycled kraft paper wraps, recycled/biodegradable ribbons, and paper tape.

Do you accept wholesale orders?

At this time, we are not accepting wholesale orders. Bulk pricing may be available on a case by case basis, but we do not offer wholesale pricing.