• How to support local, Australian made this festive season

    December 7, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE

    There are lots of ways you can support Australian made this festive season, whether it’s gift giving, entertaining, dressing up or protecting your body. Read on as we share some of our favourite Australian made gift ideas, decorations, fashion, entertaining and summer skin care essentials.

    Australian made gift cards and decorations

    Earth Greetings Christmas cards and tags

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Earth Greetings Christmas cards, tags and wrapping paper are made in Australia from 100% post consumer recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks. They also feature designs by Sydney-based collage artist Andrea Smith. Earth Greetings is a carbon neutral business and donates a minimum 10% of profit to environmental organisations making a difference.

    Available in-store and online >

    Kylie Johnson ceramic decorations

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Kylie Johnson is a local Brisbane artist and poet who’s simple words have the power to momentarily calm a chaotic world. Featuring quotes and sayings on handmade ceramics and personalised Christmas decorations which are both whimsical and profound in their exploration of love and all that it is to be human.

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    The Linen Press Christmas cards

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    The Linen Press Christmas cards available at Biome are made in Australia from 100% post consumer recycled paper and feature native Australian flora and fauna. The Linen Press is a certified climate friendly business and all their products are Australian Certified Organic.

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    Handmade hemp Christmas decorations

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    This eco-friendly Christmas decoration is made in Australia by Boho Things from 100% hemp fibres.  Hemp is a naturally sustainable and eco-friendly material, and a great choice for the environment. Each decoration is unique and yours may differ slightly in size and shape.

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    Australian made gift ideas

    Queen Bee beeswax candles

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Queen B candles are individually hand crafted from 100% pure Australian beeswax. They contain no paraffin, soy, palm, fragrances or other toxic additives, and feature a pure cotton wick. Queen B beeswax candles are available in a range of sizes, from tea lights to pillars.

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    Tinta Crayons

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Tinta Crayons are natural wax crayons handmade in Melbourne, Australia. Made with Australian beeswax, organic plant waxes and non-toxic Kremer pigments these sustainably produced crayons come in a range of fun shapes and are designed to withstand hot little hands. Completely free from parrafin, soy and palm waxes.

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    Biome Rose Remedy Scrub + Soak

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Biome’s award winning Rose Remedy Scrub + Soak combines a healing and mood-elevating blend of Epsom and mineral rich sea salts, soothing oatmeal and rice powder, rose petals, and pure essential oils. Beautiful ingredients, unique to Biome. Our Scrub + Soak makes a beautiful gift for someone special.

    Biome’s Rose Remedy Scrub + Soak has won Nature & Health’s 2018 Natural Beauty Awards body scrub category!

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    Wheatbags Love wheatbag

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Wheatbags Love is an Australian company bringing a little luxury to the humble wheat bag. These lavender scented heat packs are designed to soothe the body and comfort the soul. Ethically handmade in Melbourne, Australia using natural cotton, organic lavender and wheat, with beautiful prints inspired by native flora and fauna. These wheat bags are suitable for heating in the microwave or as a cold-pack from the freezer.

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    Australian made fashion

    Mosov Organic

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Mosov Organic is an Australian organic luxe lifestyle brand for the ethically conscious. Established with the aim of providing quality sustainable threads created ethically to those who appreciate comfort and function. Each piece is designed and made locally in Australia with GOTS certified organic cotton, which is kinder to our earth and your skin. Their organic luxe basics are designed to be timeless and versatile for everyday wear.

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    Farn

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Farn is an Australian label that is designed, printed and made in Collingwood, Victoria. Founded by fashion buyer turned textile designer, Amanda Farncomb, who is also the recipient of the 2018 Frankie Good Stuff award. Amanda’s creative practice is informed by her natural environment. Her screen printed designs often portray her bold perspective of traditional Australian animals and flora.

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    Nya

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Nya is an ethical clothing brand with a difference, and with a purpose and passion to create beautiful print garments in a socially conscious and environmentally friendly way. Each collection is unique with a limited run of garments produced at a time. Nya is 100% Australian made and proudly accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

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    The MNML

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    THE MNML is an Australian designed and made, ethical clothing label creating affordable, luxe and trans-seasonal basics for people who want to be themselves, without compromise. The garments stocked by Biome are all made in Sydney or Brisbane featuring organic cotton. 

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    Australian made entertaining

    Camphor laurel cutting board

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Our camphor laurel cutting boards are made in Australia from salvaged camphor laurel. Camphor laurel is recognised as a serious environment weed species in Australia, and control programs advocate integrated removal and replacement with native trees. Camphor laurel that has been removed is turned into beautiful, functional cutting boards and cheese boards, and by utilising this ethically acceptable timber, we contribute to the environment in a positive way.

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    Banksia tea light votive

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    As beautiful as they are functional, these handmade Banksia tea light holders are crafted from the iconic and uniquely Australian Banksia seed pod. When lit at night they create a beautiful effect as the candle light shines through the natural holes.

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    Honeybee beeswax food wraps

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Honeybee beeswax wraps are made in Byron Bay, Australia using 100% organic cotton infused with a special blend of beeswax and oils to create a flexible, slightly sticky and naturally antibacterial wrap for storing and packing food. They are ideal for storing all types of fruit, veggies, snacks or lunches and for covering bowls.

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    Solidteknics frypans

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Solidteknics wrought iron cookware is made in Australia and built to last generations. In fact, Solidteknics comes with a multi-century warranty, helping you to break the cycle of disposable synthetic imports that end up in landfill. Solidteknics was founded by Australian-born, international chef equipment engineer and innovator, Mark Henry, who has 30 years experience in diverse manufacturing and patented innovations designed to last for multiple generations, such as Füri knives.

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    Australian made summer essentials

    Sunscreen

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Wotnot SPF 30 natural sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B rays with a gentle, easy to apply formula suitable for all ages (including babies). Enriched with certified organic aloe-vera and gmo-free vitamin E, Wotnot sunscreen is palm oil free and free from titanium dioxide and chemical UV absorbers.

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    Mozzie Mist

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Biome’s mozzie mist is an effective and very pleasant smelling insect deterrent mist spray that is non toxic, vegan and palm oil free. Packaged in a reusable glass bottle to be zero waste and almost plastic free, our natural mozzie mist features a carefully chosen range of essential oils that bugs, flies, mosquitoes and even ants just hate, but adults and children like.

    Available in-store and online >

    Ceramic fluoride water purifier

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    ur ceramic water purifiers are the best option for healthy, great tasting, naturally cool, filtered water at home or workplace. They remove up to 99.99% of contaminants, and if you upgrade to a Fluoride Plus filter, will further reduce chlorine, fluoride and heavy metals. They use no energy to run, and look great on your bench. Each one is hand made to order in New South Wales, Australia.

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    Black Chicken Remedies axilla deodorant paste

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Black Chicken Remedies axilla natural deodorant paste neutralises odour and minimises wetness without the use of aluminium, alcohol or harmful chemicals. It was created at Bondi Beach and remains handmade in Australia with love. Black Chicken Remedies axilla deodorant paste is cruelty free, vegan, palm oil free and toxin free. Black Chicken Remedies contain only 100% natural ingredients in a perfect balance that are selected to enhance your wellbeing both physically and spiritually.

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