1- Our first mission is to educate to eco-friendly beauty gestures that are good for the Skin and the Planet. Our wipes are washable and reusable, making them a zero-waste consumer product. However, it is our choices of raw materials and manufacturing that makes them unique.
So let’s talk a little about ecology and health.
Made of organic cotton and sustainable bamboo to respect the most sensitive skin, our wipes limit allergy risks and have a natural anti-bacterial power.
What is the difference between organic cotton and conventional cotton?
Cotton cultivation represents 2.5% of the world’s agricultural land. Conventional cotton alone uses 25% of the pesticides sold in the world (Source: WHO) and requires a lot of chemical fertilizer. A considerable impact for the environment but also for producers and consumers.
Did you know that 1kg of conventional cotton needs 5,263 liters of water?
2/3 of the world’s drinking water resources are used for its production (Source: CNRS). In addition to consuming a lot of water, the cultivation of conventional cotton pollutes groundwater, makes soils infertile and kills 22,000 people every year (Source: WHO).
Many pesticides used on cotton are classified as dangerous substances and are even prohibited by the World Health Organization. In addition, the used and unnatural dyes are loaded with heavy metals and chemicals. Very serious consequences for producers but also for consumers. Thus, by using certified organic cotton, ECOTAO ensures the quality of its product in addition to protecting producers and the planet!
What about bamboo? why is it considered ecological and sustainable?
Bamboo requires 4 times less water than cotton and uses little or no fertilizer or chemicals. It is also a crop that limits soil erosion and promotes water infiltration. A good carbon sink, bamboo forests absorb up to 30% more CO2 and release up to 30% more oxygen than other types of forest. In addition to being a more environmentally friendly crop, bamboo naturally has anti-bacterial properties, which prevents the proliferation of bacteria on our ECOTAO wipes.
2- Our second mission is to promote the social and local economy.
Made in Montreal, our wipes are made at the various social impact organisations specifically helping women. This sewing workshops provides training to these women/individuals and support them enter the job market and feel included in our society. It has enabled thousands of women, from over a hundred different countries, to integrate into our society with dignity and success.
It is since its creation in November 2018 that ECOTAO has enabled 15 immigrant women to be trained in industrial sewing.
It is by manufacturing its products locally with environmentally friendly materials that ECOTAO is part of the perspective of sustainable development in order to better protect future generations.
Here! Extremely soft, reusable cleansing and makeup removing wipes, respectful of your skin and the Planet. A zero-waste product without compromise Eco-Chic and of professional quality. Our biodegradable bamboo packaging, with its unique design, is minimalist and ecological.