The Alt: Living Mission

Shop sustainable, shop local, shop ethical

A lifestyle store born out of a conscience for the environment, Alt: is a colourful hub of activity. At its beating heart, Alt: brings together three fundamental values: sustainable living, ethically made products and support for home-grown talent.

We’re determined to put a dent in a throwaway society, encouraging our customers to embrace a lifestyle that appreciates the skills and trades of local artisans while minimising impact on our precious environment.  

We’re bidding adieu to factory supply chains and saying ‘bonjour’ to handmade designs from passionate artists.

We’re tossing out wasteful ways of living and welcoming beautifully crafted products that can be reused, recycled and renewed.

We’re bringing together likeminded people who share our philosophies for protecting this beautiful paradise we live on.

Step inside our store.

Homewares crafted with a conscience

With our flagship store located in the heart of St Kilda, Alt: is made for design-lovin’ dwellers seeking sustainable homewares, clothing and gifts. From activewear made out of material harvested from discarded fishing nets, to natural crayons free of palm, soy or paraffin waxes, we’re bringing eco-friendly products to Aussie households.

We have carefully selected suppliers who value our philosophies in ensuring products are sustainable to the environment and sourced ethically. Our suppliers know and appreciate their artisans, collaborating with them to bring one-of-a-kind designs to market.

More than a store

Beyond our bricks-and-mortar shop and online store, Alt: continues to spruik its values in regular workshops and discussions open to the public. Meet likeminded people, learn new ways of living, find inspiration, and above all, enjoy fun chats in our vibrant, colourful space.

Alt: Talks

A discussion of what is at the core of our values, inviting experts and community leaders to discuss specific topics.

Alt: Ways of Doing

A workshop to learn new skills and techniques, or brush up on old ones.

Alt: Loves Local  

An opportunity to connect with locals who are doing great things within our community.