Biome Eco Friendly Store open for business in Brisbane
Firmly commited to eco friendly principles, Brisbane’s Biome Eco Store is a chic retail outlet with a conscience.
Press Release (PressBurner) Aug 06, 2009 - This attractive and easy-to-navigate online shopping site makes all of Australia’s best eco-sensitive products, from natural skincare to bed linen, readily available. They are particularly in tune with the wants and needs of everyday households. Of course we want the lovely smelling, nicely packaged gear, and this site shows you can have just this in products that are good for us and less impacting on the environment. As they say, it’s the simple, everyday choices that have the power to transform our world. They also have eco stores in Brisbane City and Paddington.
Tucked in among the hustle and bustle of Adelaide Street in Brisbane’s CBD is a breath of fresh air – Australia’s greenest retail outlet, Biome Eco Store. Step inside and say hello to the latest in eco-conscious style. We love the swish fabric panels in the window, sleek floor and chic fit-out – all environmentally friendly. The store is bursting with integrity, from the use of hemp fabrics and a poured recycled resin floor to a vintage WWII mess table. That’s before we start on the delightful wares for sale, such as hardy palm leaf plates that can be composted when you’re finished and cute-as-a-button organic baby products.
Biome Eco Store is the love child of Tracey Bailey, a mum and ex-corporate communications consultant, who “just wanted to do her bit”. Tracey has certainly done that and, amazingly, manages to do even more. “We have a little competition here to see how little we can send to landfill,” she says with a smile. “Our ultimate aim is for an empty wheelie bin."
Tracey Bailey is a Toowong mother and eco-friendly Biome business founder who is showing the big retail chains what it really means to be green.
"We have learned so much on our six year journey with Biome eco stores. I've found that living green is a bumpy but immensely enriching road. We have taken wrong turns and been misdirected - yet, every day we unearth little gems, celebrate with our passionate producers and enjoy the sights with our conscious-living customers."
Recently opening her latest Biome Eco Store in Brisbane's CBD, she prides herself on its recycled tyre floor, gas ceiling lights and sustainable products on its shelves. With Biome Paddington having already made its mark, the new shop offers "green" products including hemp bed linen, green cleaning products, cloth nappies, natural baby supplies, bamboo homewares and recycled gifts.
"Its exciting to be shaking up the retail world and showing you can build a viable business that is ethical, socially responsible and genuinely gentle on the planet," Ms Bailey said.
Biome Eco Store is at 215 Adelaide St, Brisbane, and the corner of Given and Latrobe terraces, Brisbane, Australia and Biome's online store ships to it's eco concious followers all over Australia as well as internationally.