Considering the number of questions mothers need to ask and answer every day, should the list really have to include, “Is this soap safe?” But products from shampoo to candles to toys contain toxins we wouldn’t want our families to touch. So what’s a concerned mama to do? Enter Ecocentric Mom.
The premise is simple:
Moms sign up to receive monthly packages filled with a sampling of hand-selected safe, ethical, and eco-friendly products.
“I’ve spent thousands of dollars and countless hours over the years searching for the best healthy brands for my family,” explains Rebecca Attanasio, the company’s founder and CEO. “Ecocentric Mom gives other moms a way to discover these products at a fraction of the cost.”
What sets Ecocentric Mom apart from other mom/baby subscription clubs is that they work only with brands that meet their strict criteria for sustainability, human rights, non-toxic ingredients, animal welfare and social responsibility. Products in your Ecocentric Mom boxes will be free of ingredients known or suspected to cause harm. The brands they work with have also made significant efforts to minimize their environmental impact, whether it be through packaging, ingredients sourcing, supporting non-profits, or other means, they are doing business responsibly. “Yes, I’m passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and respecting the environment,” says Attanasio, a self-proclaimed “green mom.” But it was when she lost her parents to diseases she believes were caused by environmental toxins that Attanasio was moved to go a step further and create Ecocentric Mom.
Founder Rebecca Attanasio with one of her 4(!!) children
“What we put on our skin and our children’s skin is just as important as what we eat,” Attanasio continues. “No matter how chemicals enter our bloodstream, they build up in our bodies over the years, wreaking havoc on our immune systems and contributing to life-threatening illness.”
Ecocentric Mom subscribers choose one of three monthly delivery options, enabling responsible parents to “try before they buy” and discover the most effective and appealing products for each individual.
These 3 specifically tailored types of membership boxes make sure that you won’t get a box full of newborn items when your two year old is already telling you s/he wants “green juice now!”
Ecocentric Mom makes sure the boxes contain only natural, sustainable, organic, and ethical products and consist of new ones with each delivery. The packages are $17/a month; shipping is free.
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To supply subscribers with information alongside items, Ecocentric Mom has enlisted experts. Each month, green entrepreneur Diane MacEachern, safemama.com founder Katherine Scoleri, and nutritionist/personal trainer Alysa Bajenaru will share tips on health, fitness, and green living. They’ll help parents figure out how to find clean food, how to transition to a healthier lifestyle, and what it means to raise environmentally-aware children.
“Moms shop. Moms research. As a result, parents tend to spend a ton of money on products that might not work,” writes Scoleri. Adds Bajenaru, “With this service, I won’t have to search products out; they come right to me.”
Attanasio, a NESTA Nationally Certified Advanced Personal Trainer, considers Ecocentric Mom a way to connect her commitment to health to her commitment to motherhood and earth stewardship. “If anyone can make a difference, moms can,” she says. “We have buying power and role-model power alike.”
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