Marley recognized the need for a vegan retail presence in the big little city of Charlotte after traveling and being inspired by the presence of such stores in larger cities. The abundance of vegan and eco-friendly options were almost overwhelming in these locations. Back home, she was tired of having to research and order products which she couldn’t touch, taste or smell before purchasing online. It was like playing the lottery, most of the time you lose.
Eco-licious was finally formed in January of 2011, filling that missing need for cruelty free and eco-friendly products.
Native of Charlotte, she’s bored unless doing something productive. TV rots her brain and gardening nourishes her soul. She looks up to D. Proenneke, H.D.Thoreau and her grandfather. Marley could spend all day in the sun regardless of the impending sunburn, will swim whenever and wherever, has been known to hike shoeless, and loves to bake for others just to see them light up with delight.