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EcoPath’s Biodynamic Aloe Vera Farm

By Jessica Johnson, August 12, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jessica Johnson
When I was in Brazil this past year for a food industry show, I met a brother and a sister who lived and worked on their family’s biodynamic aloe vera farm. I learned that on this farm the siblings made cleaning products from the aloe vera that they grew. Their family, the Weltzien’s, founded EcoPath in 1981 in São Paulo, Brazil after relocating from Spain. The family business was the first company to introduce biodegradable, concentrated cleaning products to the Brazilian market. The products have improved along the years, eliminating all petrochemicals. Now, EcoPath has the first and only ready-to-use cleaning product line that is certified Natural by IBD (Biodynamic Institute), Rainforest Alliance Certified and part of the Whole Trade Guarantee program, all of which guarantee social and environmental responsibility. All of EcoPath’s products are hand filled with labels that are applied by hand, thus providing jobs around their community. All of their product lines contain organic and biodynamic aloe vera grown on the family farm. The workers receive above standard salaries and are educated about recycling, organic agriculture and environmental protection. They also participate in neighborhood recycling programs to raise funds for public schools and other charitable entities. Today, the siblings — Falk, Thorsten, Becky, Folko and Klaus — are working hard to continue their father’s legacy and introduce these products to the world! EcoPath Cleaning Product Listing: •Eco Purpose All Purpose Cleaner •Eco Purpose Dishwashing Liquid Lemon grass •Eco Purpose Dishwashing Liquid no fragrance •Eco Purpose Laundry Wash Liquid •Eco Purpose Laundry Wash Powder fragrance free
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Jon K says ...
Todd, contact the manufacturer (Cassiopeia) directly via their website... veraloe.com.br. Like you, we can no longer purchase the powder because Whole Foods in CT isn't stocking it anymore. After contacting Cassiopeia, we were instructed with a method for purchasing a case of the product directly from them.
04/19/2010 8:44:48 AM CDT
todd freeney says ...
In the past I have able to purchase Eco Purpose Laundry Wash Powder fragrance free from Whole Foods Market However here of late I have not been able to locate it at any of the stories in my area. What is going on?
03/17/2010 12:49:40 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hey Todd - our stores selection varies between locations based on local demands and availability. We're not sure what's going on with the laundry powder and your best bet is to ask directly at your local store. Thanks!
03/18/2010 2:44:36 PM CDT
reynaldo lagura says ...
thisis very inspiring. i hope i can get a valuble knowledge from you guys for im planning to indroduce such product base here in philippines. we have a mini aloefarm about 1/2 hectare and the aloe is 2years older already.as of now were using for aloe juice.. thanks
12/20/2010 9:37:51 PM CST
Karin says ...
Hi I have been looking everywhere for the Ecopath all puropse cleanser. This blog says wholefoods carries it but I have yet to find it. Can you please help me? It is the best product I have ever used! Thanks
03/01/2011 2:24:09 PM CST
bepkom says ...
@Karin: Our product selection varies from store to store so we suggest you contact your local store/s directly.
03/01/2011 2:36:09 PM CST
Tony chamling says ...
Sir im planning for Aloe vera farming , but i have no idea will it be suitable in hilly region of darjeeling and if it is possible how can i start the farm and also wants to know the current market prices .
12/14/2011 11:36:44 PM CST
patdeose says ...
i bought ECOpath all purpose cleaner at the organic carrot in sandstone Minnesota best cleaner ive found. almost out.called to order more but cant seem to find the product.hope you can help us out. where can i find the product in minnesota.
09/24/2013 5:57:48 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PATDEOSE - This is a blog for Whole Foods Market and not EcoPath. I was unable to find a website for their company. Since this is an older blog post, I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see if they still carry this product.
09/25/2013 3:05:17 PM CDT