• slow fashion

    Home Grown Heroes – Why Australian Made Fashion Labels need your support!

    September 12, 2019 • GROW, LIFE, STORIES
    Tasi Group | Biome Eco Stores

    By The Unmaterial Girl Did you know that only around 8% of the clothing sold in Australia was made here? This means that a whopping 92% of the garments we buy and wear were sourced, sewn, packaged and imported from overseas. The effect this has on our local fashion industry is huge, meaning Australian...

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    “Drink It In” – A Fashion Collaboration with Brisbane City Council

    August 16, 2019 • PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE, STORIES

    Cotton, linen, polyester… it’s unlikely that a dress made from these materials would stop you in your tracks, but what about one made entirely from plastic straws? We are excited to share a recent collaboration between Biome and the Brisbane City Council where we have been lent a stunning wearable art piece to display...

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    How to do Plastic Free July with your Wardrobe

    July 5, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Slow Ethical Fashion | Biome Eco Stores | Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages everybody to find plastic free ways of living their day to day lives, swapping out single use plastic items for reusable and eco-friendly ones. It’s great to start with simple swaps like using a KeepCup instead of single use coffee cups or carrying your own...

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    Affordable, eco friendly wardrobe basics: our top picks!

    May 3, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE
    Affordable, ethical, eco friendly wardrobe basics | Dorsu | Biome Eco Stores

    By Slow Fashion blogger Leah Musch, @unmaterialgirl  One of the challenges we often face when making the decision to start incorporating more ethical and sustainable garments into our wardrobe is the price. The truth is there are very valid reasons behind why most eco friendly garments are more expensive than cheap fast fashion ones. When...

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    Slow Fashion vs Fast Fashion: A Beginners Guide

    April 12, 2019 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, LIFE
    Slow Fashion vs Fast Fashion | Biome Eco Stores

    By Slow Fashion blogger Leah Musch, @unmaterialgirl  In an age of hashtags and buzz words, two terms have recently seemed to gain a lot of traction within both the eco and fashion community – Fast Fashion and Slow Fashion.  Read on as we explain what these two terms mean, and why it’s so important to know...

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    Meet the Maker – Belinda Smith, Blue Jean Sisters Project

    March 29, 2019 • STORIES
    Meet the Maker - Blue Jeans Project | Biome Eco Stores

    ‘Blue Jean Sisters’ project is an art installation highlighting human rights in the fashion industry. Modern Slavery effects 40 million people globally and women and girls make up over 70% of those effected. The goal for the installation is to make 2000 dolls, individually handmade. While made from the same pattern and material, every doll will have...

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    The Buzz about BeeKeeper Parade

    February 28, 2019 • LIFE, STORIES
    Beekeeper Parade | Biome Eco Stores

    BeeKeeper Parade is an Australian social business hatched between a brother (Koky) and sister (Sophia) in 2012 while Sophia was in hospital fighting cervical cancer. Every purchase of a stunning and unique Beekeeper Parade bag supports the continued work of BabyTree Projects, a charity founded by the siblings to fight for children’s rights and...

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    How to Hold a Clothing Swap

    February 21, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE
    How to hold a clothing swap | Ethical Fashion Australia | Slow Fashion Movement | Biome Eco Stores

    By Shea Wittig of @conversationswithmysister “Small positive acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world” – Howard Zinn The stats are in and they aren’t good however, Biome has come up with a positive solution in the form of a ‘clothing swap’ and you are invited to join in with all...

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    The Marie Kondo Effect – Where Do My Unwanted Clothes Go Now?

    February 8, 2019 • HOME, LIFE, STORIES
    The Marie Kondo Effect | Where to Donate Clothes | Slow Fashion | Ethical Fashion | Sustainable Fashion | Biome Eco Stores

    By Leah Musch of The Un-Material Girl If you’ve been swept up in the recent Marie Kondo tidying obsession like many Netflix viewers, you may have found yourself in a predicament. Having cleared out your wardrobes, cupboards, nooks and crannies of unwanted items and clothing that no longer sparks joy, you might have been...

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    Hung up on coat hanger waste? Keep them in the loop.

    January 31, 2019 • HOME, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    How to reduce coat hanger waste | Coat hanger recycle program | Biome Eco Stores Brisbane

    There’s been much talk about the growing waste of clothing ending up in landfill, but what about the silent partner in this fast fashion boom…the coat hangers?  The impact of the ever-present coat hanger is rarely mentioned in the statistics about clothing waste.  It’s easy to overlook the hanger and what happens to it...

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    Slow Fashion: Clothes You Can Feel Good About

    October 24, 2018 • BEAUTY, LIFE
    Slow Fashion vs Fast Fashion | Build an Ethical Wardrobe | Biome Eco Stores

    By Leah Musch of The Un-Material Girl It’s no secret that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Issues span from textile waste to human rights violation, the use of toxic materials and dyes to big brands burning excess stock. Slowly but surely, consumer awareness, education and passion has helped...

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