EchoStore Opens at Eton Centris Walk!
Call it serendipity. A happy surprise to discover this store right at Eton Centris Walk in Quezon City. And it fits nicely into its surroundings, too, with its green walls, wicker-patterned chairs, and brick façade. EchoStore’s location is so convenient and accessible. Q.C moms don’t need to go all the way to Serendra for their favorite eco-friendly products.
I had a nice chat with its owner, Sharon Chua, over a cold glass of pandan iced tea one. A former preschool teacher and mom to three kids, Sharon shared the store is a result of her desire for her family to live a healthier, greener lifestyle. She is hoping shifting to a greener diet might help her eldest child who has been diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder).
So began her crusade. Sharon read up on organic and natural food and products, became a conscientiousness shopper, and taught her sons to plant kangkong in their garden. But she admitted, the lifestyle shift wasn’t easy. For one, it was difficult to shop because there was no one store that solely carried organic products, at least not in the vicinity. Thus, came the idea to bring EchoStore to Q.C.
In EchoStore, everything is under one roof. From bath and body products, cleaning aids, milk, veggies, dips, and chips. All the products are organic, nature-friendly, and grown or made locally.
It’s also a cafe where the dishes served are made from organic ingredients. There’s also a play area for kids so the moms can shop in peace.
Sharon’s vision for her store is to become a place where families can gather on weekends or where moms can meet to swap stories, parenting tips, and be inspired to make the change to an eco-friendly lifestyle.
“It’s a lifestyle for me. I want it to be something that people, when they come here, they will say ‘kaya ko gawin ito’,” she said.
And here are a few of Sharon’s picks from her store:
CAMARU Naturals Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Soap
It’s said to be effective for treating acne, has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, and promises quick results in a few days.
VITAOILS Mulberry Healing Oil in Lavender Scent
Made with virgin coconut oil, organic mulberry oil, and therapeutic-grade essential oils that not only smoothes the skin but also relaxes the mind and body. Helps heal muscle and joint pains, wounds, burns, boils, dry skin, arthritis, insomnia, and stress.
MOMMY PATCH Lavender Rescue Stick
This lipstick-sized stick can be used for insect bites, burns, cuts, scrapes; works as a skin re-generator, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, deodorizer, and perfume.