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Malcolm Rands

Founder, Ecostore Company Ltd

Malcolm Rands

Malcolm and Melanie Rands started Ecostore in 1993. They provide New Zealand's leading range of plant and mineral based household cleaners, body care, pet care and organic gardening products. These products focus on looking after the health and wellbeing of people as well as the planet. Ecostore can now be found in every NZ supermarket in addition to over 900 supermarkets in Australia and markets throughout Asia and the USA.

Malcolm has been awarded the Green Ribbon Award from the Ministry for the Environment, as well as two environmental awards from the Auckland Regional Council. Ecostore was awarded the New Zealand Sustainable Business of the Year in 2010.

For two years he made weekly appearances as Ecoman on TVNZ's Good Morning Show offering expert advice on ways to green up your life and is still a frequent media commentator and regular radio guest on both sides of the Tasman.

Malcolm has been active in the sustainable scene for over 25 years. He co-founded New Zealand's first permaculture eco-village in 1986, and was a foundation member of the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network. Malcolm has been added to the World Class New Zealand International Network.

Malcolm is the chair of the Fairground Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Ecostore.