Judit explains how it didn’t take long for them to see the potential of that project to turn into something bigger. “In 2018 we started producing laptop sleeves with more design in mind, and it took just over a year to validate our business model and go from making our first sales to establishing the foundation of an independent company,” she proudly shares. “Last January we finally moved from the Eko-REC facilities to new office space in the capital of the region, San Sebastian.”
Asked about the way in which they manufacture what they sell, Judit emphasizes the care they take to ensure that each step of the supply chain is ethical. “We strive to boost the local economy in our region, working with suppliers from around here and carrying out the manufacturing process in workshops that employ people at risk of social exclusion,” she inspiringly states. “We want that whoever buys one of our products can acquire something of quality, carefully designed, and 100% sustainable.”
EKOMODO currently offers a wide variety of products, including reusable water bottles, backpacks, laptop sleeves, tote bags, notebooks, pens and other office supplies. Its figures also reflect the growing interest of Spanish society in ethically-produced goods with less environmental impact. In 2020 alone, EKOMODO had a turnover of almost 100,000 euros and recycled more than 67,000 PET bottles (about 586 kg of plastic), avoiding the emission of more than 700 kg of CO2. Their products can be found in more than 25 points of sale nationwide and they have earned more than 35,000 followers on social media. “And this is just the beginning,” Judit confidently declares.