MEET THE TEAM
Founder & Owner
The Refill van
A custom-fitted refill van that will bring refillable products to you in your neighborhood.
Aline is a creative, joyful and French-native mom of 3. Artist, environmental advocate and eco - consultant.
Out Of The Box Eco-store was born from the desire to live sustainably and positively impact the Earth by supporting responsible consumption and reducing waste in people's daily lives. Our goal has always been to provide an opportunity for people to learn, engage and contribute to a more sustainable living by offering refillable and eco-solutions that are simple, convenient and accessible to all.
Out of The Box Eco-store is inspired by my personal story.
I have always been caring about people and nature. Very attentive to environmental issues, I decided to be a part of the solution and educate my kids in alignment with sustainable values. As soon as I started making small shifts in my daily life, I realized that to get a durable and green living impact, we had to change our way of thinking and consuming.
Everywhere I go, I always have some dust of joy and creativity in my back pocket. As an Eco-artist at Aline's Cardboard, I have been working with recycled cardboard for over a decade.
I am upcycling shipping boxes and turning them into pieces of furniture, home and event décor, inspiring people to create more sustainable art.
As my family was going through the pandemic, adapting to the situation, and finding new ways to live and consume, I recalled the time I was spending my vacation breaks at my grandma's in France. She was living in a small town, isolated from everything, and I remembered the regular visits, of the baker, butcher, and fisherman's truck. Right here, at the front door, they were parking their small truck, opening the large windows, and selling their goods. It was the opportunity for customers to buy goods for the week, from local producers, to have a conversation and create a connection.
With the rise of zero-waste stores, I conducted some research and realized that this concept never left my native country. From Farmers, flea markets, and home deliveries, the mobile store has always been a safe, convenient, and accessible solution to buy healthy goods.
At the same time, innovative, meaningful and community oriented, our low-waste mobile store seems to be perfectly adapted to a safe, healthy, and simple way to consume, while aligned with our values and our customers' expectations.
We Care About The Planet
As a small business, we care about our impact on the environment. We want to limit our carbon footprint while serving our customers. This is reflected in our strategic decisions and choices of how we grow and run our business.
Natural and Cruelty-free Products
Find human-ecosystem balance
We want to live in a way that betters our planet and believe in maintaining the balance between human activity and natural processes. That is why we are committed to selling high quality and natural products, which are kind to the environment and minimize the negative impact to the planet.
One Step at a Time
By making eco-living convenient and accessible to all, we believe that we can help shift the market and enhance consumers' awareness regarding the impact of their purchase decisions.
A Collective Impact
We are committed to making a difference, one person at a time, one tree at a time, one action at a time, supporting local and global communities and organizations initiatives.