9 September, 2010
This Sunday heralds the Spring edition of Perth Upmarket, and it’s looking to be the best one yet. The very clever Justine Barsley, is providing us with entertainers & music, painting workshops for kids, more cupcakes and coffee and 140 of the best designers, artists, gourmet’s and craftsmen in Perth (and quite a few out of Perth).
Eco Peko will be in the Junior section (Hackett Hall), with our pop up eco store. We will be selling samples and discontinued tee’s for crazy low prices as well as this summers must have sun-shirt for babies…the bamboodie (its a light, floaty bamboo hoodie, with really high uv reflection) So drop by, say hi, and enter our little competition (you can win a pair of organic denim jeans..worth $69.95)
It’s looking to be a sunny day on Sunday, so what better way to spend it, than popping down to UWA, check out some great handmade and original wares, sit back on the grass and take it all in.
18 August, 2010
Something that I am very proud to sponsor is the unique King & Queen of the Vegie Patch Competition.
This is a photo entry competition for babies (up to 18months old), who have been photographed with a vegie patch theme (love it!!). Think baby holding some vegies or even popping bub into your very own vegie garden.
We know growing your own food is a great learning step for nutrition & understanding food miles for kids (which in turn helps us understand so many important enviromental issues), so its got points already. I love that the competition isn’t for the best photography, or even a beauty contest, but for a bub in a vegie patch scene.
The prizes are eco fantastic, with eco peko supplying bamboodies, organic tee’s and happy daks for the King and Queen, as well as prizes from Agoo, Bowtique, Love Bytes (we are talking an amazing photography shoot of the winning bubs…I love this girls work, its colour saturated and really unique..this will be worth winning alone..the picture above is an example of her work), Modern Cloth Nappies from Bonnibuns , Lil Rockers, About a Boy & La Toriana
There is also prizes for the 6 runner up boys and 6 runner up girls (there are only 6 entries so far!!!) Of which all the sponsors are popping something in (we are adding a super big organic bib, valued at $22.95 to each runner up, so even the runner up prizes will be good)
So if you or someone you know has a little eco baby that loves to get photographed (must be 18 months or under and have a vegie themed photo), enter now as its still anyones game. The final date to enter is next Monday the 23rd, so get your skates on…click on the link King & Queen of the Vegie Patch , and away you go
18 July, 2010
To win, we need to get as many votes as possible so I am asking for your help. If you can click on the button (above) and vote for us, not only will I be very grateful (very), but you can win prizes from a $10, 000 prize pool. There’s some beautiful stuff to be won.
This award would be an honor for me and would reflect well at the upcoming trade shows, that eco peko is being shown at. Including Scandinavia, Japan, N.Z and Australia, the title of Eco Friendly Product / Label of the year, would help eco peko stand out from the rest.
It is a pretty easy click through process and the best bit is ……everyone who votes will be entered into daily draws. Your name will be included in ALL Prize Draws over the two week period….pretty good huh
Voting starts July 19th and ends August 2nd
And please,……. feel free to invite your friends to vote (please
all the best and thanks for your support
Justine…eco peko designer and eco mum
12 July, 2010
To get ready for our new t-shirts, we are discounting, discontinued stock.
From today until next Tuesday the 3 prints ’100% organic & natural..no pest inside’ , ‘earth baby’ and ‘gimme ABC’s not GMO’s’ will be on sale.
These super soft, high thread count, organic cotton tee’s, come with a little organic cotton library bag and a little packet of organic veggie seeds and are only $26 (RRP $39.95)…great savings for your little greenie!
We have limited amounts of each so… first in, best organically dressed
28 June, 2010
Sunday’s Upmarket, was so busy, that I just couldn’t run the competition I was planning. So I have decided to run it online
To win an ‘eco baby pack’ comprising of a bamboodie, organic happy daks, organic super big bib and an organic tee (all valued at $152.80), just invite your facebook friends to the eco peko facebook page and post a comment about it on the eco peko wall…On Thursday, I will pick a winner…..good luck
20 June, 2010
This Sunday the 27th, will see another Perth Upmarket grace our shores (well… heritage listed uni).
This one proves to be bigger and better, with the inclusion of the Junior Upmarket, more lovely gourmet food & loads more retailers (there is even a whisper that there may be a wine bar thingy…how civilized).
The timing is absolutely perfect, as our new range arrives this week.
Comprising of organic denim jeans, bamboodie (it’s a trans-seasonal bamboo hoodie), organic happy daks, organic cotton super big bib and our ever popular organic teeshirts, with a cute eco bag.
To celebrate the new release, eco peko is giving away a ‘baby eco pack’. Consisting of bamboodie happy daks & super big bib, The prize is valued at $115.To win, all you have to do is pop by the eco peko stand in the Junior Upmarket Hall and join the email membership base (current members can still apply, just pop your name and email into the competition box).
The winner will be drawn at 3pm.
15 June, 2010
Starting Friday, Sale Instyle will be offering eco peko tee’s up to 70% off.
Touted as the site that offers Private Sales of Home Interiors and Kids & Lifestyle products, it’s the brainchild of Valerie, who has done an amazing job of connecting with designers and seeking end of season, or in eco peko’s case, sample stock. There are loads of products from Life Instyle that I recognize, so expect high quality at never (never!) seen before prices.
You have to be a member to buy, so click on the link and join (they have lots of very cool stuff for sale). Let them know eco peko sent you!
On another new discovery……I picked up a beautiful glossy yesterday (and it was free!) and noticed eco peko peeking through the fashion pages (very pleasing).
It’s a new magazine for WA families and is a welcome addition to our shores. It has great birthing stories and information, as well travel, nutrition and many other tips (and did I say its free!!!). Join their face book fan page for magazine locations and updates.
25 May, 2010
If you have been lucky enough to pick up the latest issue of Little One Baby (3rd issue May release), you may have noticed eco peko, peeking through the pages:)
You also may have noticed a different format to other parenting mags…..
Woven through the………
- kids products and fashion
- the compassionate and moving stories
- the party tips
- the baby massage instruction
- a fantastic twin special
- some travel & cafe friendly tips
- and even how to make a baker boy cap
……..is insight into 20 beautiful baby’s rooms from Australia & New Zealand. Here you meet the family, learn of the birthing story, the story behind the room, tips on room nessesities and see some truly amazing design ideas.
If you are looking for inspiration for your little ones room, or have a friend that may be giving birth soon, check out the big glossy magazine, Little One Baby.
Also, something that sticks with me, is Amy’s (the publishing editor) word’s of wisdom about having her first child…it’s addressed to all the super-mums out their (maybe me, maybe you) and reminds us of the important things (you have to buy the mag to read it and finishes with…”This is life – messy, not what you thought it would be and really, really wonderful.
17 May, 2010
We have just done a little run of 3 of our most popular prints (‘tree hugger’, ‘earth baby’ and ’100% organic & natural, no pest inside’) on a sage shirt. The result is a lovely earthy tee. Perfect as a green gift for a new bub on the horizon, or for your own earth baby. All tee’s come with a cute little organic cotton bag and some organic veggie seeds…For our members we also offer free shipping …..
14 May, 2010
Growing an organic garden is improving a piece of the world. It will keep you in touch with the earth and in tune with nature. Kids love growing and harvesting there own fruit and vegies (you’ll be amazed at how their attitude towards veggies change) .
Our current range has flat leaf (Italian) parsley or the very beautifully smelly fennel. Both are very easy to grow and should be planted now.
Growing Instructions For Your Parsley and Fennel
- choose a pot, an old boot or a patch of dirt and pop some great soil in (lots of compost is good!).
- choose a sunny spot
- sow anytime (fennel will need more space than parsley)
- plant some other stuff just for fun!
No-Dig Garden Beds
A really effective way of ensuring that your soil is nutrient rich and chemical free is to make a no-dig garden. You can put them anywhere and are great for any size space. For raised beds you need a large amount of organic matter so collect as much leaf litter, twigs, and even newspaper etc for the lower levels. The next layers are manures, straws and composts. You will have to wait awhile before you can plant the bed. A couple of books that we recommend are ‘The Organic Garden’ by Jeffrey Hodges and ‘Gardening and Eating for Living’ by Caralyn Lagrange. Caralyn also runs workshops, which are fantastic. Check her website www.bedfordale.com and get planting!
We love to look at gardens! Send us pictures of your veggie garden, tell us how you went about it and we may pop it on our site. Those gardens that make it onto our site will win an eco peko prize. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org