|Ode to Ecoexistence|
It was 2009 and we were 6 months into a recession.
Organic Lifestyle was based in Yorkville's Hazelton lanes, just above the Whole Foods in Toronto.
Our lease was up for renewal and we were experiencing 50% drop in revenue, making it unsustainable to maintain high rent and salaries. Decision was made to not to renew and move completely online.
I sent out a enewsletter informing of our plan when one of our customers introduced me to Kym Klopp, who had just launched her own Eco store called Ecoexistence.
That was 5 years ago.
The idea was to direct our customers to a physical location to try our organic mattresses, pillows and linens.
Over the years, Ecoexistence turned out to be a partner, far exceeding my expectations.
I wish Kym and her team at Ecoexistence all the best as we part ways.