Thank you Sticker Giant!
11.27.2013Sticker Giant (the best place to get stickers!) recently wrote about us on their blog:
Here's the story:
When we connected with Steve Shriver of organic lip balm company Eco Lips a few weeks ago, nothing could have prepared us for how much this brand would rock our world. Eco Lips first made our list of must-get-to-know-customers in September, when a chance social media chat lead to the arrival of a generous care package filled with their yummy lip-healing magic. We were so touched by the gesture, we just had to learn more about this friendly company.
Eco Lips manufactures high quality certified organic and fair trade lip care along with private label contracting services. But probably the coolest thing we discovered whilst researching the brand is that they have built a whole online platform through www.my.ecolips.com that allows the user to create their own personalized stick of lip-balmy goodness.
If that weren’t trend-setting enough, Eco Lips also prioritizes social responsibility and is known for initiating the largest solar power project in their home state of Iowa. In short, it didn’t take long for us to realize that this company is the cool kid in class that we want to be just like;)
Perhaps the #1 reason the Eco Lips story really took root in our hearts was a simple anecdote that came up during the interview process. During an email exchange, Steve wrote:
“We used your stickers last year to mourn the passing of our good friend and CEO Mark Patterson. He was 34 with 3 small children and a great friend of mine. I promoted him from VP of Sales to run this business. He rode his bike to California and back a few years back…just a good healthy guy that died suddenly of an Aortic Aneurism. Anyway, we got stickers made and they are ending up everywhere….so it’s great to see the spirit of Mark continue through your stickers.”
We were touched by his words and reflected on the feedback during our weekly staff meeting. The story brought forth reflections about our own passion for social impact, and it made us proud to know that we are doing business with the likes of people that revere their Team members the same way we do. Collectively, it was also nice to learn that something as simple as making stickers was impacting the remembrance of a legacy, something that all of us empathize with.
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