Skin and Threads flung open the doors to their first concept boutique recently in Melbourne’s Armadale fashion precinct. This joint proves what we’ve been saying: it is possible to be chic AND eco-minded (does that make it ‘chico’?). From design to fitout, the label’s designers Penelope Cohen and Emma Gathercole kept the bigger picture in mind.
“We tried to maximise the amount of natural light in the store rather than bring in artificial lighting,” Cohen tells HowBigIsYourEco. Hence, the windows at the side and back of the store were not only retained, they became a feature.
The slick, wood-panelled interior is made from Tasmanian Oak, sourced only from sustainable plantations and the floor coating was chosen specifically for it’s low VOC emissions (science lesson: Volatile Organic Compounds are nasty ozone-forming emissions—ground-level ozone has some pretty grim health effects).
And then there’s the clothes, of course—beautiful basics like these created with natural and organic textiles. Pop in to 1104 High Street, Armadale (03 9576 1000) if you’re ever in the ‘hood.
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