Charting the most sustainable and ethical course through life is not always clear-cut, but it is certain that expressing your values through your purchasing power will make a difference!
We've researched the best zero waste, toxin free and ethical products so that you can make choices that matter to you, such as being vegan, will it last a lifetime, and where and by whom is it made. We require substantiation of any claims a producer makes, particularly certification of claims such as Organic and Cruelty Free.
As you browse our site, look for the "Shop by values" drop down menu to filter a list of all the products with that value.
CERTIFIED CRUELTY FREE
No testing on animals of both the final product and any ingredients. You believe no creature should be harmed for another's use.
This is only those brands certified by Choose Cruelty Free, Leaping Bunny, or Peta.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
You know this one. Plus, we take it a step further with locally-made, hand crafted products.
For many people low-carbon miles are important, so is the community-enriching support of local producers.
PALM OIL FREE
Means NO palm at all.
There's too much uncertainty around 'sustainable palm oil' - so if you're passionate about the orangutans and their forests it's safest to avoid all palm oil.
We seek a statement from every manufacturer about the fair treatment of their workers, particularly products made in developing nations.
We support reputable, transparent brands who are accountable for their manufacturing.
We've ruled out a long list of nasties. We don't compromise on toxins in your skin, hair and cleaning products.
No synthetic ingredients, preservatives or fragrances. What's best for you is best for the planet too!
CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE
For those producers that can, this certification scheme gives reassurance that the grower or maker has fair working conditions and terms of trade.
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Any item that has zero packaging, or that encourages a waste-free life, such as reusable cups, bags and bottles, and menstrual cups.
You're a champion of reducing single-use plastics!
Our ingredients are 100% clear - every single product that you put on your body, or smell, or eat, does not contain any petrochemicals.
The only petrochemicals at Biome are in reusable items such as bottles, lunch boxes and bags, and plastic packaging.
For all our gentle souls who choose not to eat or use any animal product such as meat, milk, eggs, wool, leather, honey and beeswax.
Literally means "uncooked" or food in all its naked natural glory. We're talking food or ingredients that have not been heated above 48 degrees centigrade.
We are all at different places on our journey, so we do offer some sturdy plastics that are free from BPA, BPB, PVC, lead, melamine, phthalates. If carrying a reusable water bottle made from practical plastic helps you stop buying water in disposable bottles, then we support you!
Your nose knows! Everyone can smell the difference when they enter a Biome store.
All our products are free from synthetic fragrance and parfum. The only scents in our place are straight from plants.
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Live a life with less plastic with our alternatives made from glass, stainless steel, organic cotton, hemp, jute, bamboo and wood.
The Humus Test... It's only compostable if the product can be buried in your garden or compost heap and turns to humus (decayed organic material).
Forget degradable, if it's headed for landfill like 'non-recyclable bio cups', it's mummified for eternity.
Buy it once! Your forever bottle is possible because we offer materials like stainless steel, and insist on replacement parts being available. Or, there is a lifetime guarantee and no planned obsolescence.
For those suffering from coeliac disease, gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity, only where the manufacturer has stated the product is gluten free.
Whether for dieatary or humane reasons, these are products that contain no dairy products or derivatives.