Environment

Rundle Mall district lands huge sustainable store, Ecolateral

Sustainability store, Ecolateral, have opened their biggest store in Rundle Mall district to help South Aussies lead sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles.

Sustainability store, Ecolateral, are partially opening their fourth and biggest store in Rundle Mall district today and will be fully open on Monday October 25.

With three stores already across Adelaide, Ecolateral are dedicated to helping South Aussies lead a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles, and are continuing this in their new location.

Previously home Oxfam Store, Ecolateral’s new space is their biggest yet and almost double the size of their Magill store.

Ecolateral CEO Jamie Stott says with the bigger space, they are expanding their range of products.

“We will be including a much larger range of giftwarse and have included a lot of Fair Trade products in our city store range,” she says.

“Lots of people used to come to Oxfam to do their gift shopping, so we want people to be able to do that here too.

“The aesthetic is worthy of being Ecolateral’s new flagship store and we are hoping people will be impressed with what we’ve pulled together.”

With a gorgeous rainbow coloured floor and two levels filled with sustainable goods and giftwares, the new store has brought life back to the space which has been vacant for two years.

“We’ve spruced it up a little and made some minor revisions, but fortunately the store was almost already perfect for us,” Jamie says.

“We chose this because most people that I know were sad that Oxfam closed in 2019. It was a favourite destination for people to do their Christmas shopping.”

To coincide with the launch, Ecolateral have introduced new brands such as Etiko (apparel and footwear) as well as Elate and Inika (environmentally friendly cosmetic and skincare brands).

The store will be hosting a grand opening in November where the Environment Minister David Speirs has been invited to do the official opening. In celebration of this, Ecolateral are teaming up with Electric Bikes Superstore to give away an eBike worth $2500 to a lucky customer.

Jamie says they are very excited by the positive response they’ve already received and have been welcomed warmly by traders and the Rundle Mall team.

“I’ve had many “pinch me” moments as I’d never thought three years ago when I was sitting up in my tiny little eco store in Blackwood that we’d ever get to this point,” Jamie says.

“Now, not only do we have Australia’s oldest eco store, but we are also now one of the fastest growing.

“Next year, we will be opening the Ecolateral opportunity up to others through our new Franchise Store program.”

The new Ecolateral store is located next to Barlow Shoes at 24a Charles St.

The other Ecolateral store locations are:

2/183 Main Rd, Blackwood

445 Brighton Rd, Brighton

411 Magill Rd, St Morris

To find out more visit the Ecolateral website.

You can follow their Facebook and Instagram.

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