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"Tracey is a LEGEND and her stores are a delight for all eco shoppers." Manda Epton, Maud N Lil Organic Cotton
"Yesterday I went into the Brisbane store and was greeted by a very lovely lady named Tiffany. I went in to purchase some makeup. Tiffany was so helpful. She suggested the brand that would suit my preferences (Adorn), helped with colour selection and ensured I had wipes to remove the makeup after using the testers. She wasn’t pushy and knew what she was talking about. I am wearing the makeup today and I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you to Tiffany for such lovely customer service. She was friendly, polite, helpful and her energy tells me she is a kind and caring person. I love Biome!"
"My experience with Biome was very good. I bought SIGG water bottles from the online store. I thought the range for these products was very good as I was looking for particular designs/sizes and most physical stores I've been to don't have very many. The website was well designed and my items shipped very quickly. I also liked how they are responsible in packaging items in reused materials." Tash from Valentine
"Used this company because of their commitment to environmental issues and range of environmentally conscious products. They provided a fabulous service, great range of products, and was promptly delivered in minimal packaging. Would use again for sure!" Blueblue from Orange
"Great products at a reasonable price. Ecologically and fair trade sound. Biome has taken selling to a finer level. I'm very happy with my purchases and happy to recommend a company with great ethics as well as fantastic products!"
Leanne from Goosberry Hill
"Before making my online purchase, I was able to phone and get valuable advice about the product I was buying. Products arrived soon after. I have always been very happy dealing with this eco conscious business." Kim from Indooroopilly
"Great website, really fast service. I loved how my parcel was packed with care, most things were individually wrapped. It has wonderful "green gift ideas." Delm from Como
"Great items in store (we bought Sigg water bottles) and the order we placed on the internet was delivered next day in Brisbane area!! TOP-shop, I highly recommend Biome." Andrea from Shailer Park
Starting Kindergarden - the Essentials
A few people have asked where I have sourced the lunchbox and things I’ve been using for the girls, and here they are! I’ve debated getting a new, bigger SoYoung backpack (2), but I can’t imagine she’ll need much bigger than this one this year, so we’ll continue with the toddler size. It has been used regularly for two years now (both girls have one) and they show no signs of slowing down. The backpacks are waterproof, made responsibly, and free from plasticky nasties. The detachable insulated lunchbox clips onto the front, or can go inside the bag. Read more...
Biome Sale and Lunch Boxes for school and work
Biome, one of my lovely sponsors, is having an online and in store sale. There are plenty of great bargains for products such as Bokashi bins, lunch kits, water bottles, eternal coffee cups, Christmas decorations and much more. Read more...
Back to School Lunchbox ideas and a giveaway
Kids Water Bottles (pdf)
5. Drink Bottle
Last minute gift ideas - no shops involved
Okay if you have been slack and left it right to the last minute, you still have some options! No, you don’t have to go to the shops and fight with the crowds, just take ten minutes online and you are sorted. These work well for Christmas and for birthdays! Check out these ideas. Read more...
Retro Red Candy Stripe Paper Straws (pdf)
Party Perfect: All the latest accessories for entertaining this season! Red paper drink straws, Biome Eco Stores.
As seen in Modern Home www.modernhomemagazine.com.au
Biome Eco Stores in Brisbane (pdf)
In a nutshell: Biome is a green chain of retail stores in Brisbane's CBD, Paddington and Milton. It's guiding mission is to showcase the widest range of natural skin care and green cleaning products in addition to eco-friendly products, hand-made gifts and home accessories.
'Box No.3' Strung Tags (pdf)
A set of small tags to label a gift, a box, anything. Made from kraft card & paper twine string. Pack of 16 tied packaged in a kraft box with vintage typeset.
Biome's Natural Kitchen Cleaner (pdf)
For a completely natural cleaning spray, fill a glass jar with citrus peels and add 2 litres of white vinegar. Seal the jar, leave for a week and then strain into a spray bottle. Use it for bench tops, splash backs and even the stove – it works like a charm and you’ll love the fresh citrus scent.
What's Hot - Geometric forms
These lovely Kakuro trivets are made of individual wooden blocks which lock together with magnets, allowing you to create any shape your heart (or pots) desire. Available from Biome Eco Stores. biome.com.au
Planetbox for school lunches
If you’ve been following my lunch box inspirations on Facebook, you’ll know I pack my kids lunches in a Planet Box. I have always enjoyed packing new and exciting lunches for my kids, but packing them into the Planet Box is a pleasure in itself. Why?
Food for thought
Problem: Freezing Food
The light emited from the frosted mason-style Sun jar, looks just like a little bit of warm sunlight. It's charged by a solar cell with an LED lamp and there's a handy 'off' switch to conserve energy. $49.95, www.biome.com.au
Up the Wall (pdf)
As backyards around Australia get smaller, it's important to make use of vertical space. The Verti-Plant Hanging Planter from Biome utilises this space, creating living walls or fences with herbs, greens and flowers. A pack of two wall planters comes with eight planting spaces; $32.95.
A recipe for fast and healthy waste-free lunch boxes
School starts back in only a few weeks so I thought I'd share my recipe for packing fast and healthy waste-free lunch boxes. Follow a template, embrace simple whole foods, add variety by favoring seasonal foods, prepare salad, prepare ahead, have a basic set of quality waste-free containers and wraps. Read more...
Product Review - Ceramic water purifier
Due to our drinking water being, ahem, less than desirable regarding certain additives, impurities and such, I’ve been on the lookout for a water filter for some time. I drink a lot of water as I believe it’s important to health and wellbeing but I’m not terribly keen knowing I’m also taking in some additio nal properties – for me, it’s not just about the actual intake of impurities but also the fact that someone else is controlling what goes into public drinking water, if that makes any sense. But don’t mind me, I grew up a hippie kid so I’m always questioning authority in some way! Read more...
Green success - eco friendly from top to bottom (pdf)
No Place Like Biome
Step into the wholesome corner of Paddington and you enter a world of feel-good shopping.
Biome is retail therapy with a conscience that will leave you feeling rather pleased - right down to your organic cotton socks - with your choices.
The Greenest Green
Earth is for life not just for Christmas
Angels with Attitude
Fold and Hold
Green with envy
Toowong mother and eco-friendly Biome business founder Tracey Bailey is showing the big retail chains what it really means to be green.Recently opening her latest Biome Livings shop in Brisbane's CBD, she prides herself on its recycled tyre floor, gas ceiling lights... read more
Unsure what to give loved ones this year? Why not also give the environment a Christmas present with our choice of the very best recycled eco-friendly and fair-trade items? Cut waste going to landfill with Sigg drink bottles. They are lightweight, come in fun designs and colours... read more
How green are your gifts?
This Christmas, let’s think about gifts that don’t cost the Earth.
Little Green Man
A few blocks up was a store called Biome, an Eden for the green-focused. Owner Tracey Bailey told me about petroleum-based chemicals. She painted a picture of a world functioning on caustics, chlorines, benzene, polyethylenes, phosphates, acrylics, synthetics... read more
Wash 'n' wear, no worries
Stock up on natural laundry products at Biome Living (1300 301 767), Paddington, in Brisbane's inner west. EcoStore's laundry liquid ($13.95), powder ($13.95), oxygen whitener ($15.50) and wool wash ($11.95) are petrochemical-free and perfect for delicate fabrics... read more
Natural Goodies (and green weddings)
Despairing about the state of the environment, Tracey Bailey chose "to find a way to be part of the solution". In 2004, Tracey started online eco-store Biome, which sells a range of environmentally sound products, and now she gives advice on how to have an eco-friendly wedding... read more
Caring for the environment is no longer an option - it's a necessity. Eco-inspired store Biome Living is helping to make greening your life easy, with its eco-sensitive, organic home and beauty products. Biome believes in the power of simple choices... read more
Village rolemodels, Tracey Bailey, eco-retail business director
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