Econscious Market [dot com]: the world’s biggest online philanthropic green mall.

Via on Jun 28, 2009

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Update: big news—Econscious Market is the featured mindful gift store on Grist.org, one of the biggest bestest green media sites in the whole wide world.

Econscious Market doesn’t believe in “eco-friendly” products. Rather, “We offer “eco-friendly-er products,” says founder Mathew Gerson. “You want truth in marketing, there’s nothing green about extracting and then buying new stuff. That said, we all do it—so if you’re going to buy a gift or a new energy star refrigerator, do so through a company that sources fair-trade and other mindful products.”

But that doesn’t mean Econscious is pricey: “We’re all about customer service. You want something on sale, tell me and we’ll make it happen,” he claims (test him out).

And here’s the best part, lest I forget: like TOMS, or Newman’s Own, Econscious ain’t all about itself. Mathew & Co will donate up to (amount depends on margin) 10% of every sale to a non-profit of your choice.

Disclaimer: Mathew is one of my best friends, he’s Buddhist, he’s a hard-working, fun-loving gentleman with a heart as big as our planet. Speaking of, check out Econscious Market’s great planet-loving video:

eConscious Market: Giving. It’s the New Getting! from eConscious Market on Vimeo.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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24 Responses to “Econscious Market [dot com]: the world’s biggest online philanthropic green mall.”

  1. lisa dara says:

    Econscious marketplace is my favorite place to shop!!!!!
    You give and you get(and you get even more by giving $ to a charity that you can choose)!
    It is a shopper's dream to shop with a conscience…and Mathew has made a whole new way to be a conscious consumer.
    Thank you Mathew and Ecomkt.com!!
    Blessings and Respect….

  2. sandja says:

    Agreed! One of my most fave conscious, yet stylish shopping locales. Go support! xox SB

  3. jennbreck says:

    eConscious has been one of my favorite eco shopping sites since wayyyy back in the (green) day…like, late 2007. = )

  4. suky says:

    What a wonderful idea. Do good by shopping green and saving the planet and giving of yourself to a charity.I
    A new buddhist way of living mindfully- it's better to give and receive=in the 21st century world of conscious consumerism.

  5. Gabor says:

    Surely a great site with a very smart business model behind it! Don’t buy stuff, but if you do, buy it from them…

  6. Alisa says:

    Their for-benefit business model is also an encouragement to all that it is possible to consider people,profit and the planet while doing business. It's the first place I'd go to identify an eco-solution to my (conscious) consumer needs.

  7. Liz says:

    The product quality and customer management are outstanding. I recommend anything off this site to anyone!

  8. doctorhemp says:

    When are all business going to realize their profits are intimately connected to their community and start focusing on ALL their stakeholders. go eConsiousMarket!

  9. doctorhemp says:

    When are all business going to realize their profits are intimately connected to their community and start focusing on ALL their stakeholders. go eConsciousMarket!

  10. Chipper says:

    I have never known a finer bunch of people than those at the leading edge of e-conscious marketplacing at Econscious market. I love them.

  11. KyleBurris says:

    Speaking as a vendor who works with them, eConscious market is a fantastic place to find free trade goods and sustainable products of all types.. go there!! :)

    Kyle from Sustainable Village

  12. thetbar says:

    Ya know, Mr. Gerson is currently pimping Alkemie http://www.AlkemieJewelry.com over here at The T-Bar! http://www.thetbar.com

  13. Ann says:

    eConcious Market rocks. Why shop anywhere else?

  14. Dayna says:

    give and get all in one great package at e-conscious! Its one of those win-win-win situations!

  15. pippa says:

    Thanks eCoMkt for providing such a refreshing business model for consumerism. I hope to see other businesses follow your lead!

  16. mcarthur says:

    The trick is that I want it all– I want products that are quality, stylish, e-friendly AND delivered with superb customer service. (All at a reasonable price.) eConscious Market delivers!

  17. eConscious Market rocks! It has a top selection of eco-friendly products.
    Great work!!!

  18. Ariana Saraha says:

    indeed, e-conscious rocks! And agreed, Mathew does indeed have a heart as big as this planet :-) Thanks for caring for this beautiful green/blue/brown/red earth…

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