Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Local Loves : Ethic
One of the great things about moving is getting the chance to explore & discovering lots of wonderful local haunts. This is the first of a series of posts that I will be doing on some fantastic spots I have discovered in the Macedon Ranges. I hope you will enjoy a little look at some lovely regional businesses & if you are visiting you will take the opportunity to visit them.
I'm always looking for ways to cut out household waste, but try as I might the recycling bin is always full, so as you can imagine I was pretty excited to discover Ethic.
Ethic sells an extensive range of bulk organic whole foods & cleaning products. You can either bring alone your own containers or use the recycled containers they have available for customers.
The system is pretty simple; weigh your container, use the provided labels & fill it up with your product of choice. There is everything you could need to clean your house, a large selection of natural skin & hair care products, spices, teas, grains, flours & sweet treats. They also have a selection of locally handmade gifts which are a lovely extension of the store's ethos.
Staff are friendly & helpful & Ethic's owner Jenny is the epitome of a passionate business owner. They also have a large cafe & play area which is pretty handy if have have kidlets en tow while you shop.
It's a pretty great feeling to come home from the shops waste-free, to choose organic & buy the exact amount that you need.
If you live locally or are visiting Woodend, Ethic is well worth a visit.
63 urquhart street, woodend
03 5427 1998