Friday, November 12, 2010

Nothing without you... The end of Ecoeverything

A letter to the community from our owner.....

After 13.5 years, we at Ecoeverything Tofino (formerly Fiber Options Naturals) officially closed our retail store on October 31, 2010, and Victoria will be closing its doors at the end of November.

Its ending symbolizes its biggest success: reducing the environmental footprint in the retail industry. Ecoeverything was created for, and by, community. My friends, family and community help me set up the original store; I always felt like it was everyone's store.

When I started, I was inspired by Fiona McCallum, owner of the Organic Matters food store in Tofino, to establish very strict standards supporting the ethics behind what we bought and sold. We stood by the same standards from the day we opened until the day we closed.

There were many long hours, stressful and financial concerns that most small businesses have, but the beauty of the relationships, and the number of its successes far outweighed the challenges that we faced.

As a retailer, the vision I had from the start to the finish went above my wildest imagination. Today we see more and more eco-based products in stores; in time, there may only be more eco-based products as we continue to meet the challenges towards sustainability.

I didn't do this business alone. It was always with my family, friends, team, partners in change, and our customers.

I want to thank all of my friends, staff, community, customers, fellow business owners, suppliers, manufacturers, bike mechanic, t-shirt printer and artists who achieved this dream with me.

Most of all, I want to thank my whole family, who supported the business from its inception and who were dedicated to supporting my dream to the end.

It would be impossible to name the hundreds of people who contributed to its overwhelming success, but it is important that I recognize Teresa O'Neil, Megan Johns, Peter Skeels and Warren Rudd, as we would never had made it very long without any of them.

For you, the community, who have demonstrated your support of my dream, know that I will be eternally grateful to you.


Gord Johns

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Introducing Carebags at Ecoeverything!

NEW at Ecoeverything.....Carebags! Reusable produce bags that you can buy your produce in, wash your produce in, and store your produce in! People are so great about using reusable grocery totes now...but what about the plastic veggie bags in the produce section? Carebags, along with your reusable grocery totes, mean a zero plastic grocery experience. Ladies - you can also use them also for your delicates in the wash! Available at Ecoeverything Victoria and Tofino starting at just $4.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NEW Mystic Glass!

Gorgeous! Handmade individual pieces of Mystic Glass have just arrived at ecoeverything Tofino. The pendants are hand done by Kim and Tyler of Mystic Glass creations in Sooke BC. This is just 1 of many designs! Click here to see the rest! We love them!!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Organic Islands Catch Up 2010

Missed the 2010 Organic Islands Festival? Don't fret! Get caught up in less than 5 minutes by clicking here

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Music For You!

Listen up ecoeverything customers! For the month of August, with every purchase made at ecoeverything Tofino & Victoria, you will receive a FREE music download from Vancouver Island based band Mojave.

A brief bio on the band....

In 2007 Paul and Lisa Jarvis started writing songs together as a mellow release from their hard rock bands. By the time those bands had called it quits, the duo had enough material for the first Mojave album, Stories. The Mojave sound takes Paul and Lisa's hard rock roots and winds in a quieter intensity. Lisa's clear vocals soar over delicate acoustic guitars, viola, violin, and eclectic percussion - weaving melodies, telling stories.

Mojave was voted one of Vancouver's best bands by the readers of the Georgia Straight, and named "promising newcomers" by Billboard Magazine. They recently released their second album called Crow's Funeral.

Check them out at

A local business promoting great local music! We love this!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Join us in TheChange!

Join us in the TheChange!

Advancing the sustainability movement, locally.

We're proud to announce our participation in TheChange, a new online community for people and organizations moving the world forward. TheChange is a place to connect with local businesses, & NGO's that share your sustainability interests (renewable energy, waste management, ethical sourcing etc..)

Join the conversation and engage us in our sustainability journey! Learn how we're implementing sustainability practices and get involved in our events, jobs and programs. Become informed and inspired, but most importantly take action!

TheChange is a movement. How are you participating?

FREE Gift with Purchase

We like to promote healthy living! So, with that said, we have found a way to reward you with something healthy for every purchase made at ecoeverything Victoria for the month of July!
With every purchase during the month of July, customers receive 25% off their next massage with the lovely Anita Schaufelbuhl at Tone Massage Therapy in downtown Victoria. Offer ends on July 31st, and customers have one month from their date of purchase to redeem their discounted massage. So, come on down, get yourself a piece of comfortable eco-friendly clothing, and then hop on over to Anita to get relaxed and pampered! Yep - your welcome! :)