Plainfield Woman Starts Eco-Friendly Web Business

Business owners in Plainfield tell Patch what they're best known for and when they got started.

 Favor the Earth, a web-based business, was started in Plainfield. 

  • Business: Favor the Earth
  • Contact: srock@favortheearth.com
  • Submitted by: Stefanie Rock, owner
Learn more on the Favor the Earth website, and like the business on Facebook for updates. 

When and how did your business get started?

During an "Earth Hour" dinner out with girlfriends, we were discussing the difficulty in finding green options for party favors and teacher gifts. Unable to find affordable eco-friendly gifts & supplies for kids and adults all in one shop, I decided to create my own business. Four months later, Favor the Earth went live!

What is your business best known for?

Close to 80 percent of my products are Made in the U.S., and that's a big draw for many customers. Baby buddha bowls are a big hit year-round as well as Green Envee Essential Oil Chakra Blends.  

Why did you choose the town you did to open your business? 

Creating an online business definitely gave me the flexibility to stay home with my kids (then 8 and 7). With my company in Plainfield (home), it was also easy to donate to the kids' school events and local organizations.

What's something interesting about your business your customers might not know?

Favor the Earth is about making everyday life greener; everything from school/office supplies, to home decor, to party favors. We also carry a variety of products beneficial for eczema and natural health. As a Green America approved business, we take great pride knowing our products are safer for people and the planet.

Does your business offer a special deals card or program?

We offer $6 flat-rate U.S. shipping, but through Dec. 14, shipping is free with a $25 purchase.  

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