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by Lee Ellwood (EllWords) (subscribe)
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Published November 11th 2019
Everything ethical under the (Gold Coast) sun
Great news, Gold Coast: you now have your very own local Biome store!

Biome Gold Coast
Photo courtesy Biome
Brisbane's award-winning, home-grown eco retailer, Biome, has expanded its store locations into the Brickworks Centre in Southport.

This is fantastic news for eco-conscious Coast consumers who seek ethical, sustainable, environmentally safe product choices. While Biome's online store is a great way to buy such products, nothing beats the atmosphere and service instore.

Biome Southport brings to the Gold Coast hundreds of sustainable and ethical products to meet all needs, as well as providing employment for more than ten local residents.

Founder Tracey Bailey explained the expansion. 'We had considerable demand from our customers for a Gold Coast store,' she said, 'and there's a strong environmentally conscious community on the coast as well as Northern New South Wales.'

The gorgeous interior of the Southport store
The gorgeous and sustainably fitted interior (Photo courtesy Biome)

True to Biome's philosophy, the Southport store is sustainably fitted out in gorgeous style, with upcycled light shades, cork cladding and sustainable Australian timbers. All product lines are completely palm oil–free.

There's a Naked Beauty Bar, with zero-waste bulk ingredients for making your own beauty products, and customers can browse slow-fashion clothing and accessories alongside homewares, personal care and kitchen items.

Biome's Naked Beauty Bar of DIY ingredients
DIY ingredients on the Naked Beauty Bar (Photo courtesy Biome)
Excitingly, the new Southport store has its own workshop space. To empower people to live sustainably, Biome staff plan all kinds of DIY learning opportunities, including homewares craft, beauty products, sustainability talks, sewing classes and more.

'Our workshop space is an integral part of the store,' said Tracey, 'as it provides an educational and engaging in-store experience that allows us to extend our impact by teaching our customers sustainable living skills.'

You can check out the Gold Coast workshop schedule here. In the lead-up to Christmas, you can book in to learn macramé and make gifts like wall hangings and earrings.

And if making DIY beauty or cleaning products appeals to you, Biome Southport can provide you will all the raw ingredients you need to make your products.

The store even has a refill counter, with key products available on tap so that you can bring back your container to be topped up.

Refilling your product containers at Biome
Biome Southport's refill bar (Photo courtesy Biome)
With a convenient location, knowledgeable and friendly staff, a gorgeous space and an extensive range of thoroughly evaluated environmentally and socially responsible product lines, Biome Southport fits right in with the Brickworks Centre's boutique-style shopping precinct.

The opening of Biome's new store at Southport's Brickworks Centre, 107 Ferry Road, is a dream-come-true for Gold Coast residents who want ethical consumer choices.

The store is open seven days a week (except public holidays) with free parking in the Brickworks Centre car park.
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Why? To shop sustainably, consciously and ethically
When: Open seven days a week (except public holidays). Check website for hours
Phone: (07) 5503 1715
Where: Brickworks Centre, 107 Ferry Rd, Southport
Cost: Realistic and reasonable for ethical eco products
Your Comment
Awesome! I’ll be heading up to Southport to check this store out. Thank you Lee for such an informative article. Can’t wait to sign up for a DIY class.
by Maureen Durney (score: 2|192) 271 days ago
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