The Etheco story begins in June 1999 with the establishment of the Australian College of Environmental Studies. Husband and wife team Mark Netherway and Nicole Bijlsma began to realise the extent to which homes were the underlying cause of many illnesses. As the leading educator of health hazards in the built environment, they were continually frustrated with the cost and poor quality of cleaning products marketed as ‘natural’ – the great majority of which were not much better than what could be found on a supermarket shelf.
So they set out to create a range of products that would revolutionise the industry and set a benchmark for products in health food stores.
Supporting local communities
We are proud of the fact that we endeavour to support family based local businesses wherever possible. For example, our boxes are sourced from a family owned business who manufacture their own cardboard from recycled paper.
Our goal, to help you reach yours!
Abode was conceived to help people achieve their goals whilst making a positive impact on people’s lives and the planet. The emphasis being on human health, sustainability, ethical and ecological wealth creation and customer satisfaction. Etheco was established as the premier manufacturer of the world’s best consumer products whilst maintaining our uncompromising principles while we grow.
Etheco is much more than just a manufacturer of great products. A great deal of time, effort and research has gone into every product in our range to ensure class leading performance yet remaining cost effective.