Ever tried to find safe, affordable, chemical-free cleaning products that smell fabulous and actually work? We got so frustrated that we decided to make our own, launching KOALA ECO in Sydney in 2017.
As our own first — and therefore possibly most demanding — customers, we had some pretty specific and sophisticated aims in mind:
- We wanted to explore formulas derived from nature and sourced locally
- Because we felt our two young sons shouldn’t have to hold their breath in order not to absorb chemicals every time we cleaned the family home, we wanted something that not only worked flawlessly, but also could be misted safely around our children
- We also wanted something that looked stylish (in case we needed to leave it out for easy access, or were too busy to put it away)
- And we wanted to create products that wouldn’t damage the environment
Australia is an extraordinary treasure trove of botanical secrets, which we’ve delved into to create a range of superior cleaning products using sustainable native plants. We use high concentrations of potent essential oils, so that our cleaners not only work with the full force of nature but also leave your home smelling as aromatic as the Australian bushland.
Living near Bondi Beach, we’ve reason every day to appreciate the natural beauty of our planet. It’s become really important to us to find ways to help nurture and preserve it for present and future generations, and we believe we all play a part in this.
So not only did we want KOALA ECO products to be powerful, safe, and kind to the environment, we also wanted to give something back, which is why for every KOALA ECO bottle sold we donate a percentage to the charity One Percent for the Planet.
KOALA ECO is owned and operated by Jessica Bragdon and Paul Davidson. Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern University in Boston USA and has a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, New York City. Jessica worked in the boutique hotel industry in New York City before relocating to Australia to work for a non-profit cultural organisation. Paul Davidson grew up in rural Western Australia and is a Chartered Accountant having worked in London and New York before relocating from Perth to Sydney.