Earth Friendly Products, founded in 1967, has been a pioneer in developing eco-friendly products. Manufactured in platinum certified, zero-waste plants around the United States, the newly re-branded ECOS products have a minimal impact on the environment. As a household cleaning products company, this is no small task. Through the leadership of CEO, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks all five manufacturing plants are running solely on solar energy. Her passion knows no limits as she works to ensure her father’s legacy that we all can live with a little impact on the environment as possible.
Derived ingredients from plants, ECOS products include dish washing and washer detergents, hand soap, fruit and veggie wash, laundry detergents, stain removers and fabric softeners. Surface cleaners include polishes, glass and all-purpose cleaners. Of these, the Parsley Plus all-purpose cleaner has the added bonus of killing ants in contact while smelling good.
The rebranded ECOS lines include ECOS Baby products ranging from laundry detergent to toy cleaners and free of harmful ingredients that are gentle on baby’s skin. In 2012, impressed by the brand’s products and business model, Disney approached the company to offer a licensing partnership to develop a healthy alternative for parents to care for their babies. The packaging depicts Winnie the Pooh and friends, well-recognized characters of the Disney family. New to the line, introduced at 2016 Expo West, are Here and There Cleaner designed for all surfaces high and low that baby will come in contact with. Baby ECOS Fruit and Veggie Wash provide a safe to eat fruits and veggies for the little ones. According to Vlahakis-Hanks, “There is so much in our environment that we cannot control but we can control what we buy and use in our homes.”
The paperless toilet paper and paper towels are made from bamboo, a renewable resource that is used in many applications. The bamboo paper products have proven that eco-friendly does not have to mean rough on the skin. These paper products are very soft on the skin at affordable prices.
Pet care is just as important. ECOS has been producing pet products since the early 1970’s with 16 pet cleaning products. Having a rescue dog of her own, Kelly understands the importance of ensuring their health as “people hold them near and dear to their hearts.” It is this understanding that ECOS Pet was developed to provide safe cleaning products that are not directly linked to health issues.
A visionary ahead of his time, Van-Vlahakis, a Greek immigrant who started making products in his garage, knew that through the right science, passion for his fellow man and sheer determination, his products would change lives. Carrying n her father’s legacy, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, is seeing his vision grow and touch lives around the world. Products can be found at Target, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Ralph’s, with the baby products found at Buy Buy Baby, Babies R US, and many other stores around the country. To learn more about the award-winning company with over 200 SKUs, visit their website at www.ECOS.com.