We are more than just a shop...
At Turn our reason for being is to have a clear purpose beyond a product. This means, curating products that have a positive impact on people, animals and our planet.
Whether it's small batch, handmade, ethically sourced, made from sustainable materials, human and animal right positive or working with charities to pass on the good, Turn puts in the work to connect the people to the cause. That’s why we are committed to buying better and inspiring change so you can do the same.
We all have a responsibility to make these decisions every day, and we hope our consciously curated space inspires you to make well informed purchasing decisions aligning with your personal beliefs.
Together we will create a socially and environmentally responsible way of shopping and ultimately help create a new attitude towards the support of human/animal rights and a deeper love for our planet.
We haven't figured it all out yet, every little step in the right direction is progress for humanity and we are inviting you to join us on this exciting journey.
This is what we're doing about it... (so far)
Our Values and Responsible SourcingWe have so many absolutely amazing brands here at Turn, and when choosing our goodies we always check back with our 8 store values. Make sure you keep an eye out for these throughout the website, thanks to our value logos you can easily see what your fave products are doing for positive change.
Sustainable/Minimal Waste - These brands are taking the steps to love our Mother Earth even more. Recycled materials, closed-loop productions and made to order items are just some of the steps they are taking to have minimal or no harm on our environment.
Locally Made - Australian made is our jam! We have some awesome talent here, why not get behind it? Oh, and a bonus, it reduces our carbon footprint so it's a win, win!
Empowerment/Fair - Brands working closely with their manufacturing teams to ensure fair working conditions for all people involved in the process. No underpaid staff, no working children and no harsh working environments.
Transparent - Want to know where your goodies come from, how they are made and who made them? These businesses believe sharing is caring. No hidden agendas here.
Vegan/Animal Cruelty Free - We LOVE animals! Who doesn't? No animals were used or harmed in the making of these products.
Natural/Organic Ingredients/Materials - No nasties please! Chemicals be gone. All of these products are made with natural and organic ingredients or materials.
Charity Affiliation - Giving back is how we will build each other up. These brands recognise their position of privilege and use it to contribute to better causes.
Small Batch/Handmade - These beauties are made with purpose and soul. Quality items made with longevity in mind.
We have teamed up with some fab companies doing fab things.
Our first partnership is with Noissue, a packaging company doing all the right things. Our tissue, stickers, and thank you cards used for your online and in store orders are made from recycled and biodegradable materials. Their products are FSC certified, use acid free paper and soy based inks. So after you are done with them, pop them into the correct recycling bin so they don't end up in landfill!
FSC Certified - The FSC or Forest Stewardship Council certifies that the paper products that make up our printed tissue paper are sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably. FSC forest management standards are developed at an international level, and are then adapted to individual countries’ legal, social, and geographical settings, through national standards.
Acid Free Paper - Our personalised tissue is made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the tissue and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.
Soy Based Inks - Soy inks are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks, made from soybeans, a renewable resource. While soy inks are slower to dry than many inks, the process produces more vibrant colors as well as having the added benefit of not leaving behind petroleum based products when decomposing. Finally, soy inks have low levels of VOCs, reducing air pollution during the drying process.
Our mailers are 100% compostable, completely certified and proven to break down with 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions. After degradation, they leave no harmful residues behind. Don't know what to do with them after opening your goodies, check out how it's done here.
They are also part of Eco Packaging Alliance - contributing to global reforestation one tree at a time, so every time we place an order we plant a tree! Our first tree was planted in Brazil. We are committed to re-using any packaging material that we receive from suppliers as well as emailing receipts to our customers.