Sharon Rowe to Speak at Indie Beauty Expo

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We’re so excited that Eco-Bags Products founder & CEO Sharon Rowe will be speaking at the 2016 Indie Beauty Expo in New York on Thursday, August 25th.

Sharon will be speaking along with Gay Timmons President of Oh, Oh Organic; Brena Brock founder of Farmaesthetics; and Rona Berg editor & chief of Organic Spa Magazine.

They will be discussing transparency, social responsibility & certifications, ingredient sourcing & formulation, and the value of ethical and sustainable business practices that impact all who come into contact with the product.

If you’re in the trade join us August 25th at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

If you aren’t – explore iBE’s “shop indie” event on August 24th!

This won’t be something you want to miss!

Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: mollie@ecobags.com:)

 

Summer Bucket List for Lovers of the Great Outdoors

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Sharon Rowe @ Half dome

CEO/Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc. enjoying her summer at Half Dome in Yosemite.

I’m beginning to feel the dregs of summer, even though it’s still so hot out that I’m sweating at 9am as I get myself ready to leave for work.

But somehow that sad end of summer feeling persists in it’s lingering – it’s the feeling of a little kid pulling at it’s moms skirt begging not to leave the swim club, not yet.

And as I get older summer fades quicker and quicker, as I find less and less time to enjoy it.

So, I’m going to make a bucket list and finish it by September 21st, and I’m hoping to inspire some of you to do the same – to go outside and enjoy the extraordinarily hot and humid weather – because I know soon we’ll all be complaining that it’s far too cold and wishing summer to make it’s appearance as soon as possible.

  1. Swim in a pool or lake – don’t judge me for not having done this yet this summer!
  2. Go kayaking along the beautiful & iconic Hudson river.
  3. Spend a day at the Cloisters and then have a picnic.
  4. Eat a giant ice cream cone at my favorite organic creamery… yum! (do you have a favorite ice cream spot?)
  5. Hike! I’m going to go on a nice, long summer hike. Preferably upstate in New Paltz, NY.
  6. Visit a National Park in celebration of their centennial.

And that’s it… I’m keeping it simple. I’m going to enjoy the outdoors while I have a chance, before it’s so cold that my nose burns from breathing in the smoky, wintry air.

Hopefully you’ll do the same – you’ll opt to talk a walk at your local park instead of spending the day consuming items and air conditioning at the mall.

Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: mollie@ecobags.com:)

 

 

Be true to you.

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I’ve been having a rough time lately staying positive about the future of our earth, humankind, the vast and mysterious ocean, and the beautiful wild animals that I have seen and been mesmerized by.

I feel like everywhere I look there is mass consumerism, there are people drinking out of straws, and throwing away piles and piles of plastic and other waste – and it all just seems so unnecessary.

So hopeless.

Then I take a moment, I breathe deep and I try to remember:

It doesn’t matter what others are doing, it matters what you are doing.

Any maybe it doesn’t give me immediate relief, but it does help me to continue to do what is right in my mind, what is necessary in my mind.

And I am Hopeful that because of those of us in this world who are making  a change, who are living gently on our earth – there is still hope.

It’s easy to get down – but keep living your truth. Because at the end of the day every little bit helps, and being true to yourself is what will make you happy.

Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: mollie@ecobags.com:)

 

 

You are what you pack

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Photo: Sursa Foto

I packed for a picnic today. I included things I always pack for picnics like cloth napkins, real forks & serving utensils, washable/reusable plates & glassware. It occurred to me, that how I choose to pack may be very different than how others, joining me in this picnic, pack their baskets. What I choose reflects on me and my personal “brand.”

It’s not that hard to be consistent but it does require attention.

What would it look like if the founder of ECOBAGS® created a picnic with styrofoam plates and cups (as an extreme), paper napkins and toss away containers? The answer is obvious.

The branding I achieve by making consistent choices, however subtle is  impactful.   Someone who always chooses single use-n-toss items for a picnic might consider using reusable items.

When you get right down to it, it’s pleasurable to use real plates and glassware. And, it’s really not a hardship to carry home items to be washed by hand or in a dishwasher.

Written by: Sharon Rowe, founder and CEO of Eco-Bags Products, Inc.

We <3 GROW NYC

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Every once in a while we like to shout out our customers – and Grow NYC deserves a shout out!

Grow NYC services many farmers markets throughout the boroughs of NYC  and also  offer a  CSA opportunity (community supported agriculture), if you don’t have time to make it to the market every week.

Greenmarket was founded in 1976 with a two-fold mission: to promote regional agriculture by providing small family farms the opportunity to sell their locally grown products directly to consumers, and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

Locally farmed and organic foods are so important in our increasingly global world. This weekend head to your local farmers market and support your community & the health of your body.

And you can buy one of these cute custom printed ECOBAGS® from your local Grow NYC location!

Click here to donate to grow nyc!

Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: mollie@ecobags.com:)

 

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