Country Road’s Canberra Centre store has re-opened after an extensive revamp, and it’s sporting more than just a new look.
The fresh Canberra store is the brand’s fourth in a series that has been designed to emulate the Country Road flagship store in Chadstone in Melbourne, and boasts a series of ‘green’ credentials that are easy on the eye as well as the environment. The store is the first fashion retail space in the ACT to sport a 5 Star Green Star design rating.
The environmentally conscious fit-out now includes fixtures and tables made from recycled yoghurt containers, carpet made from fishing nets, and wall cladding crafted from recycled paper – all in that signature Country Road style.
The renovation of the Canberra Centre store took six months to complete, and the fresh-faced store’s environmentally-friendly fixtures and fittings are evident down to the very last details.
The store includes: parquetry flooring reclaimed from old buildings; hooks in the fitting rooms made from ocean plastics; kids’ seating made from plastic toys; recycled polyester turned into fitting room curtains; and wool wall hangings that have been salvaged from leftover yarn. The new-look store is accompanied by the brand’s latest range that showcases sustainable and ethical materials.
The re-opening of the Canberra Centre store is “another step forward towards conscious store fit-outs and design for the brand,” according to Country Road managing director, Elle Roseby.
“The relaunch of our Canberra store strengthens our ongoing commitment to be a leader in sustainable design – not only in fashion, but in the retail space too,” she said.
Country Road has also launched a recent campaign featuring Canberran Zoë Barnard.
An internationally recognised rating system, the 5 Star Green Star rating is awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia as a third-party recognition of a project’s sustainability.
“A 5 Star Green Star rating is a significant achievement and represents Australian Excellence in design and construction,” says the Council’s senior manager, Jamie Wallis.