Business name: EcoLife
Becoming more eco-friendly is no longer an option – we all have to become green in order to live healthier lives and to make sure that we have a world that is habitable in the future. EcoLife educates people on the key issues of becoming green: natural, organic foods, toxin free beauty products and household cleaners, organic baby products as well as global ecological issues affecting the world. We provide dynamic, cool shopping environments to help our customers make these choices. With us green is not boring and it is not complicated! We present natural, eco-friendly alternatives to everyone in a fun, down to earth way.
EcoLife wants to make this world a better place for everyone. We want to help people become healthier and happier and at the same time protecting the planet and its resources through education and changing people’s shopping habits. We do all the hard work and make going green really easy and cool! We want to create a recognised brand that is trusted and followed by people who want to take care of their health and/or the planet. We are a young, dynamic team and we know that the green economy will become much more significant in the future. We are taking the action now to create a company of the future.
We currently have an online eco portal at www.LoveEcoLife.com (#LoveEcoLife) where we encourage people to try out organic foods, buy fair-trade fashion, try organic wines, switch to green energy, plant more trees and flowers, amongst many other green, eco-friendly alternatives.
We also run an online eco store at www.EcoLifeStore.co.uk where you can buy natural health & organic beauty products, men’s natural skincare, organic mother & baby products, organic, gluten free, dairy free & vegan food & drink, chemical free household products and fair-trade luxury gifts. Many of our products are not available in high street stores and you can shop in the comfort of your own home and have it delivered straight to your door.
We love social media too so find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Pinterest!
Biography for Mattijah Sedlak:
Brief Bio of Entrepreneur
Before starting my own business, I had spent some time unemployed and was finding it hard to find a job which suited my needs. I always preferred working on my own and so starting my own business was a perfect option. Outside of work I love horse riding, music, good food and great movies!
Delivery Partner Interaction
I heard about Rockstar Youth through a friend who suggested I apply. I got invited to one of the incubator sessions where I worked on my pitch and to my surprise at the end of the day I found out that they had decided to accept me for the loan. I now have a mentor for the next 6 months which is going to provide much needed guidance and assistance in getting my business growing in the way I always dreamed of.
My company is EcoLife and we help people make eco friendly choices in their day to day lives. Without the funding and mentorship from Start-Up Loans I don’t think my company would have got to where it is already and I certainly don’t think it would have the same future prospects as it does now! Our customers are people who care about their health and also want to do something to help the planet.
Interesting Questions (re ‘story’):
My biggest challenge was finding the confidence to go out there and do what I am now already doing! Having someone who believed in me made all the difference. I can really begin to see EcoLife becoming a recognised brand in the UK for eco friendly shopping and I couldn’t have done it without the financial support and the mentoring from Rockstar Youth. If anyone is thinking about setting up a business then don’t have a second thought to apply to Start-Up Loans!