New Lexington Business Sells Clothes Made from Plastic Bottles and More
October 2019, Ross Cristantiello, Lexington Minuteman and Wicked Local Lexington
What do rubber flip flops, bicycle tubes, cork and stray shards of glass have in common?They’re not just cheap goods meant to be easily discarded, they are the basis for the boutique items on sale at ecoimagine.This new store, run by Lexington resident Lisa Cassidy, sells leggings, sunglasses, purses, bracelets and more, mostly made from recycled materials.Cassidy, who moved to Lexington eight years ago with her family, spent most of her career as a consultant in the recycling industry, helping companies decrease their waste and impact on the environment....One day, during a yoga class, Cassidy complimented another woman on her vibrant leggings. Cassidy found out they were made from recycled water bottles, and an idea began to form.
June 2019, Lauren Landry - Harvard Business School Online Blog
Lisa Cassidy wants to change consumers’ mindset. It’s been a thread of her career since her first job out of college.“I’ve always been looking for purpose,” Cassidy says. “I’ve always had this pragmatic idea of, ‘If something could be recycled, why wouldn’t you just do it? She first explored this concept while working in conservation for what’s now New England’s largest energy provider, Eversource, before transitioning into a marketing role at PW Power Systems, a company that delivers power to industrialized and developing countries. She later founded a consulting firm that promoted green companies, products, and initiatives, before launching an eco-friendly brand of her own—an online boutique called ecoimagine.
Recycle Smart Recyclopedia Widget Now Available at ecoimagine.com
Earlier this month, ecoimagine, a Recycle Smart Partner, launched the Recycle Smart Recyclopedia Widget on ecoimagine.com. This tool takes the guesswork out of recycling. You simply type the item you want to learn more about into the search bar and the widget tells you how and where to recycle it. There is no better way to get high quality recycled products than through smart recycling practices. What you put into your bin matters!
Lisa Cassidy, Founder of ecoimagine, Speaks at the Harvard Business School Spangler Center
On May 9th, Lisa Cassidy, Founder of ecoimagine, presented to a crowd of ~100 administrators and professors at the Harvard Business School to discuss the evolution of ecoimagine from a consulting business to an online retailer as a result of her participation in Harvard online business school program. View Lisa's blog post to get the story behind the transformation.
ecoimagine Becomes a Recycle Smart MA Partner
ecoimagine is proud to partner with Recycle Smart MA. Together our goal is to make recycling easy and effective for residents and consumers. The key to recycling is knowing what should and should not be recycled. As a result, in May we will launch the Recycle Smart Recyclopedia Online Tool. In just a few seconds, this tool can search its large database of residential products and offer consumers information about what items can be recycled and where. By keeping problem items out of the recycling bin, recycling processes are more efficient and trash removal costs are contained - pun intended. At ecoimagine, we are committed to making recycling easy and understandable. We look forward to keeping you informed about best practices through our collaboration with Recycle Smart MA.
ecoimagine will be at the Burlington Mall for Five Days in December! Visit us on the 1st Floor in the Small Business Marketplace
Dates & Times:
Sunday, December 1st, 10am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday December 14th & 15th, 9am - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday December 21st & 22nd, 9am - 7pm
Join us for the Taste of Lexington on Wed, Dec 4th at the Train Depot in The Town Center
Shop and Dine at the2nd Annual Taste of Lexington!We'll be at the train depot in the town center from 5-9:30pm. We will have great deals on many of our best selling products. Don't miss it because when they are gone, they are gone!
ecoimagine & Peach at Our Downtown Lexington Micro Store, Friday, November 22nd!
Kick-off the holiday season with Lisa Cassidy of ecoimagine and Trish Carey of Peach at ecoimagine's Downtown Lexington Micro Store on Friday, Nov 22nd from 9am-12pm.
Downtown Lexington Micro Store™
1762 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 204
Lexington, MA 02421
Lexington Retailers Association Presents the Annual Halloween Trick or Treat Event on Thursday, Oct 31st
Join us and several other downtown Lexington businesses this Halloween from 2pm to 5pm. Learn about the businesses that make up your local community, while providing your little ones a fun and safe way to celebrate the holiday.
When: Thursday, October 31st from 2pm to 5pm
Where: Downtown Lexington. The ecoimagine Micro Store™ is participating so stop by!
We're at: 1762 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 204, Lexington, MA (go up the stairs)
Save the Date! Raveis After Hours - A Holiday Boutique Shopping Event
Join us on October 22nd at William Raveis in Lexington, Massachusetts for a holiday boutique shopping event! ecoimagine will be exhibiting among several other local retailers to help you kick-start the holiday shopping season while also raising money for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation., 15% of all proceeds will be donated to Damon Runyon for cancer research.
When: Tuesday, October 22nd from 4:00pm-7pm
Where: William Raveis, 1713 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
LPY Members Only Event - Sunday and Monday, September 22nd and 23rd at ecoimagine's Downtown Lexington Micro Store!
Calling All Lexington Power Yoga Members! Get your yoga gear at 15% off on Sunday, September 22nd and Monday September 23rd. We will have strong grip yoga mats made from rubber trees, blocks made from cork and recycled foam, no-slip yoga towels made from recycled plastic and yoga bags and wraps made from organic cotton.
When: Sunday, Sept 22nd from 8:30am to 12:30pm
and Monday, Sept 23rd from 4:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Downtown Lexington Micro Store™
1762 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 204, Lexington, MA
ecoimagine Sponsors the 7th Annual ForGirlSake Women's Doubles Tennis Open in Newton on Sept 21st
On Saturday, September 21, 2019 ecoimagine will be one of several women-inspired, women-owned businesses exhibiting at the 7th Annual ForGirlSake Women's Doubles Tennis Open at Newton High School in Newton, MA. Since 2005, ForGirlSake (FGS) has striven to make a measurable impact on girls’ lives around the world by bringing girls and women together to support and educate girls in need - whether it be through books, computers, school scholarships or building materials. This year's tennis open supports girls in Uganda in grades 4-6. ecoimagine is proud to be a sponsor for such a great event. Register to play in this year’s Women’s Doubles ForGirlSake Open (FGSO). Levels range from 3.0 to 4.5. Sign up with or without a partner.
Saturday, September 21, 2019, Session 1: 8:15-9 registration and warm up, 9-10:30 match play. Session 2: 10:45-11:30 registration and warm up, 11:30-1 match play.
ecoimagine Invites You to Sip & Shop at our Downtown Lexington Micro Store on Wednesday, September 18th
Come join ecoimagine for a night of socializing, wine tasting and shopping! Learn how ecoimagine’s beautiful selection of recycled, repurposed and biodegradable hand bags, bracelets, sunglasses, activewear and yoga gear are made, while sipping from a selection of local wines. Attendees will receive 15% off ecoimagine purchases for online and in-store purchases made on the day of the event.
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6 to 8:30pm
Where: Downtown Lexington Micro Store™1762 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 204, Lexington, MA
Boston Sports Club Turns 46! We'll be at the Lexington Location on Wednesday, September 18th from 1pm - 4pm
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Boston Sports Club, 475 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420
It's Back to School Night This Wednesday, August 21st from 6:30-8pm at ecoimagine's Downtown Lexington Micro Store!
It's back to school night (for moms) this Wednesday at the ecoimagine micro store in Downtown Lexington. Load up on all your basic supplies: bracelets, leggings, lunchboxes and zipper pouches.
Come home with the back to school supplies you and your kids really want!
We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Where: Downtown Lexington Micro Store™1762 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 204, Lexington, MA
Grand Opening of ecoimagine's Downtown Lexington Micro Store™ | June 26th 6-8pm | 1762 Mass Ave, Suite 204
Join us for the Grand Opening of our Downtown Lexington Micro Store™ on Wednesday, June 26th from 6-8pm. There will be food, music and lots of great eco products to check-out.The address is 1762 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 204, Lexington, Massachusetts. We're on the 2nd floor. When you get to the top of the stairs, look for the glass walls. We're located inside the front lobby of Lexington Power Yoga. All attendees get 15% OFF purchases made at the grand opening. We look forward to seeing you there!
Coming Soon - ecoimagine Store Opening in Downtown Lexington | Introducing the Micro Store™
This summer ecoimagine will be opening its first physical store in Downtown Lexington as a Micro Store™. A micro store™ is a miniature storefront primarily used for displaying items and storing online purchases for pick-up. Micro stores combine the best aspects of online and offline shopping into one shopping experience.Visitors can begin window shopping offline at a local micro store or online by viewing customer reviews, high definition photos, videos and detailed product information, including how the product was made and where.Whether you choose to start online or offline, once you are ready to make a purchase, you simply go to ecoimagine.com to order the item online. You can choose free, no rush shipping or free, in-store pick-up.
Stay tuned for details about our grand opening of ecoimagine's first Micro Store™ in June.
ecoimagine Celebrates Earth Day at Boston Sports Club in Lexington, MA, Monday, April 22nd
ecoimagine will be at the Boston Sports Club in Lexington, Massachusetts for one day only to celebrate Earth Day. We will feature a variety of products made from recycled, repurposed and biodegradable materials. Enjoy 20% off all items online or in person. We will be at 475 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420 from 9am to 4pm. Come celebrate with us!
ecoimagine Exhibits at MassRecycle Summit, March 25th at the Sheraton in Framingham, MA
On March 25th, ecoimagine had its annual debut at MassRecycle's 2019 Annual Summit in Framingham, Massachusetts. ecoimagine's assortment of high quality, recycled, repurposed and biodegradable products were quite a hit at this one day event. Recycling managers, coordinators, students and volunteers stopped by to check-out our amazing eco products at every opportunity. The biggest showstoppers were our leggings made from recycled plastic bottles, bracelets made from recycled flip flops, handbags made from cork and zipper pouches made from repurposed bicycle tubes. A great day was had by all.