South Norwalk, CT: The second talented entrepreneur who won over AGW SONO Partners during the local real estate collective’s first business pitch contest, introduced his awarded pop-up space with a soft opening this past weekend of Eco Evolution.
Eco Evolution is a concept and persona created by “Eco Dude” Brad Kerner whose mission is to present consumers with everyday products and practices to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. Brad combines his obsession for recycling and background in organic farming with his years as a healthcare educator, humanitarian worker, and Peace Corps volunteer, and has created a retail and educational platform for consumers looking to “do better”. Eco Evolution, located at 135 Washington Street, features a multitude of eco-friendly home products, beauty and accessory items, local artisan goods, all-natural cleaners, artwork and décor, kids’ toys, and even pet supplies. Products from Brad’s large circle of like-minded and eco-centric makers and designers will also be featured, in addition to a revolving schedule of local musicians and artists joining in the evolution.
Friends of Eco Evolution include Kimono robes by Vernice Holmes, jewelry by Lauren Mollica, essential oils created by Sanasta Wellness, macrame wall hangings by Erika Burling from Knots on Euclid, Phandles (candles of music artists which play music when scanned with Spotify) by Chad Anderson, handmade soap crafted by Angellica Jonston, upcycled leather jewelry by Brooke Lalumiere, and woodblock prints by Jessica Hernandez, to name just a few.
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