Qualified as a nutritionist, Natasha Jordan has seen it all when it comes to the food industry and she has seen firsthand how the overconsumption of packaged food is not only harming peoples’ health but is also harming the beautiful planet we live on.
After studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine and qualifications in International Public Health, Natasha spent time volunteering overseas presenting nutritional seminars to underprivileged communities in Myanmar.
During her time she realised packaged food consumption is out of control and there is a dire need for people to return to a traditional way of food consumption that rejects packaged foods and encourages understanding each ingredient that goes into their body.
Bulk food allows you to take back control of what goes into your body, and sustainable shopping protects the environment that houses you and your loved ones.
From our sourcing process, to our shop fittings, we live and breathe sustainability – we care
Gram Sustainable was created with the vision of making it easier for people to eat healthy and live more sustainably. Our Fitzroy store in Melbourne stocks a wide range of bulk food, home cleaning and personal care products — all free from single-use packaging all at affordable prices.
We believe making bulk/sustainable shopping more affordable and accessible is a step towards reducing humankind's mindless use of plastic. By helping change consumer habits, we can then influence supply, demand and ultimately reduce the manufacture of plastic.
We prioritise Australian produce to not only support our local growers and economies but to also reduce freight-associated carbon emissions. Where Australian isn't available, we choose the closest region possible and consider fair trade and sustainable farming practices when selecting our products.
how we MINIMISE WASTE
We partner with suppliers who have their own environmental policies in place and prioritise those who allow us to return packaging for refilling. For those who don't (yet) allow reusables, we personally ensure containers are recycled and work with our suppliers to move over to a reusable/refillable container system.
We support local community groups who help us turn our waste into reusables. And we let you, our customers, buy as little (or as much) as you like so that you can minimise your own waste.
sustainable STORE DESIGN
We make conscious decisions to maximise natural materials in our fit-outs and limit the use of plastic and synthetic materials. All our fittings and materials are locally made in Australia by local manufacturers.
We bank with socially responsible, community-owned banks, use low-energy lighting and appliances and subscribe to green energy to power our store.