Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information.
Who is Simple Ecology?
A family owned corporation, passionate about the environment and trying to make a positive impact. We design, manufacture and directly sell our products to environmentally concerned consumers. By selling direct we avoid wholesale and "middleman" markups, passing that savings on to you, offering very high quality products at great prices.
High quality products that are practical, economical and result in a healthier environment. We test and use all of our products before making them available for sale. If you have any questions about our products or how best to use them, please contact us.
An informative conversation reviewing topics that we're very passionate about.
A journal of our research and experiences in finding ways to be more eco-friendly. The information and recommendations are based on our identification of high impact practices and products.
One of the biggest ways that we negatively effect the environment and our health is the food we consume. The Recipes section provides eco-friendly and healthy recipes that everyone can easily make.
WHAT IS GOTS Certified?
All of our organic cotton products are certified according to Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This standard stipulates requirements throughout the entire supply chain for ecology, labor conditions and social responsibility. The supply chain includes growing, spinning, weaving, sewing and manufacturing to create the finished product.
What does it mean to be green?
Being green is not a binary choice like yes/no, it's more complex than that. There's a broad range of ways to make a difference and some easy things can have a big effect. That's where we like to focus, being the "most" green in a feasible way.
Walking the Talk
We try our best to minimize the negative environmental effects of getting our products to you (as much as possible):
- Shipping from manufacturing via sea, the mode of transportation with the lowest carbon emissions
- Reusing shipping boxes
- No retail packaging - we pull from bulk and custom pack every order to minimize waste
- Using recycled paper and cardboard products for shipping to customers
- Using recycled printer paper for packing lists and business materials
- Recycling everything that can't be reused