ECHOstore Continues Sustainability Initiatives

ECHOstore, the country’s pioneer green retailer, is also the country’s primary advocate for Slow Food movement and sustainable seafood. These two movements complete ECHOstore’s thrust in responsible production and consumption of food. The United Nation’s sustainable goals are concerned with responsible food production and consumption given the rise of climate change issues affecting food supply.… Read More

The Amazing ECHOstore

From Taste.Company, published on January 13, 2017 In 2008, before buying organic, natural, sustainable or local became trendy in the Philippines, the one-stop social enterprise ECHOstore was born. Conceptualized by three like-minded friends Jeannie Javelosa, Pacita “Chit” Juan and Regina “Reena” Francisco over dinner, ECHOstore (an acronym for Environment, Community, Hope and Organization) started out… Read More

ECHOdeli now in Salcedo Village, Makati branch

ECHOstore’s first store in the Salcedo Village neighborhood now offers sandwiches and pasta to go. It also has  complete coffee and juice line up for the consumer in a hurry. If, however, you prefer to DIY at home, ECHOdeli offers  prepared food which you can just pan heat at home. Mushroom burgers, Tofu Patties, Beef… Read More

ECHOSTORE opens newest branch in Salcedo Village

In the same vicinity where people look forward to Saturdays for their organic and natural needs, pioneering eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle proponent ECHOstore is opening its doors on Friday, July 25 to Salcedo Village residents and business people. It will be open from Mondays through Saturdays and should be a convenient choice for the village community.… Read More

Created an Integrated Value Chain

I received expensive chocolate, beautifully packed–so beautifully packed that I was studying the packaging’s many layers. Box, plastic, paper wrapping, gilded paper, plastic wrap again and another box. Poor Mother Earth, I thought…after I would consume all the delicious treats, how much more garbage would she have to carry? I have been immersed in packaging,… Read More

Happy Women’s Month

I am woman, hear me roar…goes the cheeky-cheesy song that Helen Reddy belted out in the mid-70s. It’s a song celebrating female empowerment and has become an enduring anthem for the women’s liberation movement. It was released in a time when women started to raise their voice in song to find strength in numbers as… Read More

DR. JO’S HO-HO-HO TO HEALTH

By: Jeannie E. Javelosa It’s always great to learn new things about health and wellness and the most recent opportunity I had was over dinner and during a round-table Good News Kapihan we hosted at ECHOcafe.  The one person I want to zero-in is a naturopath doctor I recently met who hails from my home… Read More

Good News Kapihan

By Chit U. Juan For over seven years now, my partner UP alumna Tina Arceo-Dumlao and I gather friends and colleagues for a “kapihan” (Kaffee Klatsch) of a different kind – we only deliver good news. Tina and I are forever the optimists, and nationalists. Together we live with the UP spirit of having hope… Read More

Creating an Integrated Value Chain

Over the holidays I received expensive chocolate, beautifully packed–so beautifully packed that I was studying the packaging’s many layers. Box, plastic, paper wrapping, gilded paper, plastic wrap again and another box. Poor Mother Earth, I thought…after I would consume all the delicious treats, how much more garbage would she have to carry? I have been… Read More