Several years ago, we watched Ecolosophy co-founders Tanya and Rose, who described themselves as “just your garden variety eco nerds”, develop an enterprise which provided us with great pleasure and which has been a source of inspiration (and tea!) ever since. Ecolosophy has grown in to a being which we love, providing people with access to products that are beautifully and ethically satisfying. It has given access to tools and items of pleasure that make people feel good about buying the simple bare necessities like toothbrushes and trowels, or mindful gifts that will give others joy.
When both of the founders decided that it was time for them to consolidate their lives away from the beautiful thing they had created, and it was time Ecolosophy to move to a different home, we were excited to be able to provide it with a place to thrive; another patch to grow in.
So now Ecolosophy is based on a small farm outside of Esperance. Riverlee is where we run cows, sheep and horses; where we school our children and where we work to restore the land and create a home. Our interests as a family have always been varied and we are writers, photographers, farmers, philosophers and environmental activists. As we look at the mission and intent behind Ecolosophy, we see ourselves reflected in its purpose.
Barbara and Dodie Henderson
“It all started with an urge to make a difference and a love of beautiful things.”
Ecolosophy's founders wanted to curate a collection of gorgeous and interesting wares that in one way or another, make our world a better place. Everything in the store has been chosen for a good green reason and each product has it's own unique identity marked by our eco icons. We have sourced our range from our own backyard in Esperance, innovative minds within Australia and from some of the many talented artisans working abroad. We have taken care to source goods that are created ethically and traded fairly. There are so many clever and motivated folk crafting and creating wonderful things from the everyday to the unusual and we wanted to provide a place where you can indulge yourself in something that not only makes you feel good but is also doing some good, giving you an opportunity to make a better choice for yourself, your family, the planet and the generations to come.
It's important to us that our business runs in such a way that we minimise our impact on the environment and that we maximise our contribution to our community, both locally and globally.
Little things we do to make a difference...
Supporting our community...