Archive for September, 2009...
30 September, 2009
drum roll please…….I’m very happy to present the new prints from eco peko.
Already selling at biome – Brisbane, Cheeki Kids – West Beach S.A, Gecoz -Bellingen, Pink Fly – Yarragon Vic, Tribe – Mossman QLD, Weekends – Subiaco W.A, Whoops A Daisy – Castlemaine Vic, these limited edition prints are proving to be quite popular.
The first eco angel, is actually a print from last year (back by popular demand!). It is for all our little angels and has cute butterfly wings on the back. This print is only available in natural.
The next print is a bee themed, super hero print. The bee’s wings on the back of the shirt are a very subtle silver/grey. This print comes in both green and natural.
The next two prints, I love and I have been so excited to get them out there…the fact that, not everyone gets ‘em, makes them even more special.
The first, FRANKIE SAY RECYCLE is a hats off to Katherine Hamnett’s (the queen of green and slogan scene ) legendary FRANKIE SAY RELAX shirt from the 80′s. It comes in both natural and green.
The next ‘my other shirt is a hybrid’. Inferring that the other shirt is more eco than this one (or a hybrid car), is cute to me.
These tops have had a limited run, so if they take your fancy, snap em up, as they won’t be around long……..
14 September, 2009
Cotton is a huge industry, providing half of the worlds fibers, making it an essential component of foreign earnings for more than 55 countries. It is also the most chemical dependent crop in the world accounting for 10% of chemical pesticides and 22% of all insecticides. That’s 8 times more than what’s used on an average food crop.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO);
- 20,000 people die every year from accidental pesticide poisoning via conventional cotton farming.
- 100,000 more suffer from pesticide poisoning.
Pesticides aside, the manufacture process from seed to shirt is riddled with a variety of hazardous chemicals, including formaldehyde dyes, chlorine bleaches, industrial detergents and sulphuric acid. These end up down the drain, in the air and in the cotton itself.
Organic cotton on the other hand is;
- Good for the environment, for now and the future.
- Good for cotton farmers, manufacturers and our health.
- Good for farmer’s income. They don’t have to pay for expensive agricultural chemicals. Also, farmers get up to a 50% increase in their income when growing organically, allowing them to better feed, clothe and educate their children and at the same time, keeping our children healthy.
- A production system that replenishes and maintains soil fertility. Encouraging a healthy ecosystem for future generations and us.
- The purest and most natural form of cotton available (we believe it’s softer and easier on your skin as well!)
eco peko believes that the good health of our planet is good business. We bring you products from a line that is committed to sustainability, recycling, non-chemical alternatives and practicing fair trade.
We leave our ecological footprints behind us in the way in which we live our lives. As producers or consumers, we have choices to make. We can make a difference.
Treat the earth well : it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.