L’Occitane Australia have converted their Westfield Bondi Junction boutique into a fully functional ‘Green Store’.
It’s a worldwide first for the brand, who worked closely with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), to create the 5-star Design Review rated premise.
The commitment to the opening of the Green Store is a testament to L’Occitane’s dedication to their sustainability mission and cements their position as leaders in the industry for reducing waste and supporting the environment, says L’Occitane Australia General Manager Pierre-Emmanuel Joffre.
“We are so proud of this achievement and the level of detail; from the materials through to the refill fountain; we collaborated across the whole company to think outside the box so that sustainability and reducing waste is at the centre of the boutique, just like L’Occitane’s philosophy, it is in everything we do,” he said.
Davina Rooney, CEO of GBCA, said: “The spirit in which L’Occitane is incorporating Green Star into their retail fit out is exemplary and testimony to how deep L’Occitane’s sustainability values run within their business.”
New features include a Refill Fountain, a feature that has been rolled out in selected L’Occitane boutiques in the USA, Europe and Asia. This offers consumers the opportunity to refill selected products in their ‘Forever Bottles’, which are made from long-lasting, lightweight and 100% recyclable aluminium.
The machine also features a pulsed light sterilisation system, which is calibrated to hygienically dispense the right amount of product refill selected.
Another key feature is the living Green Wall with an integrated irrigation system that will act as a natural air-filter whereby the plants help metabolise toxins in the air, while simultaneously releasing oxygen.
L’Occitane were able to supply collected glass from their in store TerraCycle program for the manufacture of the shop’s benchtops and icebreaker sink, manufactured by Betta Stone.