About Eco Shark

About Eco Shark: 

Eco Shark is a purveyor of the best eco-friendly products that have been dutifully researched and thoughtfully tested. Eco Shark customers can feel safe knowing their purchases are gentle on the environment, reduce unnecessary plastic consumption, and feel good about supporting a small Canadian woman-owned business.

Our commitment to the environment extends into our every day business practices with responsible material and energy usage, and using recycled packaging for all our shipments. 


Eco Shark's Mission: 

Our mission is to help everyone reduce the amount of single-use plastic used for home and personal care. All of our products are high quality, effective, and sustainable eco-swaps for common household items. With a special focus on supporting Canadian made and other small businesses, Eco Shark features zero waste, reusable, compostable, vegan and cruelty free products. Every product we sell includes information on why it’s an environmentally responsible alternative and how making this eco-swap will benefit both you and the planet!


About Julie Shark:

Image of Julie Shark hugging a tree in Costa Rica, circa 2012 when she was younger and cuter

I’ve always been passionate about environmental responsibility and advocated for sustainability in all aspects of my life, from everyday personal habits to larger scale best practices at my various workplaces. I truly get excited about finding new sustainability tips, and love inspiring everyone around me to adopt these practices as well. 

Shopping for my family became increasingly difficult the more I learned about the catastrophic effects of single-use plastics. I’d spend ages in big box stores searching for products that used recycled materials, had minimal packaging, were certified environmentally friendly and not just greenwashed. I’d come home with half my shopping list because I simply could not support these wasteful business practices. The products I wanted did exist - they just aren’t as readily available as they should be. 

During the height of the pandemic, my family made the 180° pivot from Toronto to the beautiful village of St Jacobs, Ontario. I recognized this new beginning as an opportunity to create Eco Shark, the online shop where people will feel proud of their purchases, be empowered to go Green, and learn how easy it is to make a positive impact.