ECHOstore began over one casual dinner with three friends: Jeannie Javelosa, Reena Francisco, and Chit Juan. They were discussing ideas and reflecting on their work and lives, and they came upon a unique concept: a one-stop shop that would offer alternatives that could help everyone live a sustainable lifestyle and, thus, a social enterprise—ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle— was born.
A social enterprise is a business for profit, but with an added twist—the profits consider the triple bottom line, where there are environmental and social gains as well. We call it ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle. ECHO is an acronym for Environment & Community Hope Organization.