about ecopiggy

About the Founder:

I was born an entrepreneur. With a wild imagination and a pack of neighborhood kids close behind, I spent my childhood riding my bike around the neighborhood and organizing lemonade stands in our quiet cul-de-sac. I created a special club in my garage where I charged kids a penny to participate in meticulously planned activities and eat tasty snacks prepared by: me!  My dad owned a furniture store and as soon as I was old enough to tag along, I did. I couldn’t wait to learn the ropes. I found my way – organizing, arranging, laughing (so much laughter!) – adding special touches as I went and connecting with customers every chance I got.

My love of design, shape and color blossomed as I made my way into adulthood. It wasn’t long before my creative passions ignited and united with my degree in business. After starting a yoga clothing line for women, I moved on to organic clothing for children, which naturally morphed into my new lemonade stand. In 2007 Ecopiggy was born.

As the nation’s leading distributor of natural children’s products, Ecopiggy was founded on the principles I absorbed watching my father at work in the furniture store. People always come first. Great relationships make great business.

At Ecopiggy, we stand behind our products and beside our customers, making the world a healthy, nurturing place – one binky at a time.

Now that I have two little piggies of my own, these principles take on an even deeper meaning. As I model healthy respect for all living things to Ella and Alex, my heart has opened in ways I never knew possible. This resolve motivates me to carry on – to create a conscious, sustainable business that truly gives more than it takes. Each choice we make affects the world we create. At Ecopiggy, we choose with care.

I am inspired.

If you’re ever in Ashland, OR, we’d love to meet you. Stop by the Ecopiggy warehouse and say hello. You’ll find us beneath the beauty of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument – laughing all the way home.

fun founder facts

Food

Food

I took my first cooking class at 6 years old. A neighborhood grandma would offer weekly cooking classes to the local kiddos for 50cents. And I haven’t stopped cooking since!

Home

Home

We live and work in Ashland Oregon, set in the foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges. We are surrounded by breathtaking scenery and an internationally recognized arts scene as vibrant as our setting.

Movement

Movement

This past year I was introduced to cycling. The freedom of pushing past self-made limits, conquering fears, and feeling the flight of my own soul soar into happiness, has me hooked.

Travel

Travel

I was born in England to an English mother and Italian father. My passion for travel has taken me back to my birthland many times, as well as many other countries around the world.

Garden

Garden

Gardening is another piece of me that was cultivated at a young age, and now shared with my two children. Tending the Earth, getting dirty, growing our own food, creating magical spaces brings our family closer.

Family

Family

My family is my foundation. I am blessed beyond words to have such amazing parents. They instilled the importance of genuine relationship, of connection through laughter and truth and unconditional love.

From the day I met Hayley from Ecopiggy, she invited us into her business as family. Hayley and the team act as one, and truly are passionate about a healthy lifestyle and healthy babies everywhere. They embody trust and generosity. Calmies is excited to be an integral part of their product lines and trusts the team whole heartedly with sharing our message. We couldn’t imagine a better partner."

Ryan Sowards CO-FOUNDER, CALMIES
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