At Siela, our goal is to provide resources not just for shopping ethical & responsible goods, but for living an overall more mindful and circular lifestyle through promoting reuse, repair services, resale, recycling, and now - refill!
(We also love alliteration almost as much as we do conscious consumption, so imagine our excitement to announce a new partnership with zero waste and REFILL shop, Ekologicall.)
Ekologicall offers home & personal care products in bulk, and refills & sells durable plastic-free goods for less wasteful living.
We share the same vision for sustainability & fair labor, and the products you will find at Ekologicall are easy swaps you can make to help you reduce your plastic waste.
MONTHLY REFILL / ZERO WASTE POP UP
Once a month, Ekologicall will be bringing their zero waste essentials and bulk refill to Waxhaw.
You will find them set up at Siela with plastic-free zero waste essentials and a refill station that allows you to bring your own containers in order to fill up on items like hand soap, dish soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, and household cleaning products.
You can find our schedule updated on our events page, and we will also share on Instagram.
WHAT IS EKOLOGICALL?
The products you will find at Ekologicall are easy swaps you can make. They are carefully selected to replace most of the disposable products we use daily.
By refilling a bottle, you just saved another container from reaching our landfills and oceans, from polluting our air and water stream. You are improving your health by avoiding toxic chemicals and using natural products. And last but not least, you are saving money. More than a pat on the back, you deserve a round of applause!
If you would like to live a more sustainable lifestyle, reduce the amount of waste you produce, eliminate harmful chemicals and get rid of plastic, but think it's a bit overwhelming and you don't know where and how to start - Ekologicall can help!
WHO IS EKOLOGICALL?
Ekologicall is a small business located in Charlotte,NC, and one-woman show - owned and operated by Valerie Gackerie. Her mission is to empower our community to lead the way to healthier, simpler and more sustainable lifestyle by changing our consumption habits.
Valerie was born and raised in France, growing up in the countryside of Normandy. Her grandparents were farmers, and she spent all of her free time with them. They were just kids when WWII happened and one of the precious things they taught her was that "nothing should go to waste." Needless to say, it stuck with her.
After a career in Human Resources in France and in the United States, her passion for the environment and desire to make a positive impact prevailed - launching Ekologicall in 2019.
Valerie believes education and simple changes can have a big impact on our environment, our health and our happiness. Each person that is encouraged to rethink his or her consumption habits is a big win and a step towards a brighter future.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT OUR REFILL POPS?
Refill station: bring your own clean containers from home and stock up at the bulk refill station. Find everything from soap to laundry detergent to dental floss. All eco-friendly and made with all-natural ingredients. You will pay by the ounce so you get just what you need.
Say no to single-use plastics: you will be able to shop a curated collection of eco-friendly sustainable living products for home and body.
Valerie will be available to help answer any questions you may have!
Let's break the cycle! Let's begin to think more circularly than linearly with our purchases. Let's refill, not landfill.