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Keep Eco Store Fills Community’s Cup

Story: Patricia Higgins | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : Sep 28, 2021
Keep Eco Store Fills Community’s Cup
At Keep Eco Store, the glass isn’t half empty or half full — it’s refillable!

The Woody Point retailer and creative space promotes community connection through shopping small and local, and sources items that can be reused multiple times before being recycled or composted.

Keep Eco Store owner Ashleigh Hinze said all her items were Australian made, came in sustainable packaging, used 100 per cent natural, cruelty-free ingredients and could be refilled at the in-store refilling and bulk-buy station.

“Being able to refill a bottle or container that you already have means you get to save money on the packaging and divert waste from landfill,’’ Ashleigh said. 

Keep Eco Store stocks a range of plastic and toxin-free personal products and home cleaning solutions, as well as composting and other sustainable options for households big and small.

“We also offer a fortnightly organic veggie box at wholesale prices to enable the local community access to fresh, organic and spray-free produce from local farmers doing amazing things to regenerate soils with permaculture, syntropic farming and biodynamic practices,” Ashleigh said. 

The leafy neighbourhood space that Keep Eco Store occupies on King Street is devoted to creativity as well as sustainability, with a variety of regular workshops advertised on social media.

“This includes everything from watercolour art classes to creative journaling, sound healing and even a monthly book club held right here in store. And, not to forget our organic veggie co-op group,” Ashleigh said.

For those looking for beautiful, locally made gifts, Keep Eco Store stocks around six Peninsula artists’ wares, such as Timber Dimensions, Lady Beut Wood Co, Earths Medicines, Yindi Design, Clive Street and Chloe’s Heat Wheats.

“The versatility of the space has allowed me to keep things interesting and fresh for my customers and the community I have so graciously been accepted into,” Ashleigh said.

“The power of belonging to a community is such a beautiful thing.”

You can find out more about Keep Eco Store on Facebook and Instagram, including booking in for available classes.

Keep Eco Store
Shop 1, 62 King Street,
Woody Point
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