I decided to start My Eco Shop as I saw a need in the Akron area for a local store where people can buy reusable, sustainable, and natural products for themselves and their homes. Being environmentally friendly or switching to natural solutions for your health doesn’t have to be complicated either. It can seem overwhelming with so many options online or even when at bigger retail stores. My hope for My Eco Shop is that people can discover one solution (rather its a bamboo toothbrush that can be composted instead of thrown away or a cotton produce bag) that leads to second and third eco-switch.
By shopping local, you also know you are supporting a small business owned by a member of their community. That also means you are helping small business owners give back to yours and their community, be it in small or big ways. I would love for My Eco Shop to be a hub for eco-consense people where we can gather, talk, and do good.
—Maggie Spangler, owner