Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2018
UNLEYLIFE 37 Spoils for choice A long-term friendship has lead to the opening of a cool new street wear retailer on King William Road. Spoils Boutique houses a mix of street wear, high fashion and art, giving locals a unique shopping experience. The store is the joint venture of friends - aerosol artist, mentor and Materialism fashion brand designer Simon Burt and aerosol artist David Brown, also known as Spoils. The pair met when David was a teenager and Simon was his youth mentor. After David had a serous accident that left him paralysed on his right side, the pair grew closer and they decided the time was right to open a collaborative retail space showcasing art and fashion. “ We are dedicated to providing a retail experience not unlike any other in South Australia by providing a space which would make you feel like you’re visiting an art gallery, but a more relaxed environment with super friendly staff who pride themselves on knowing their craft and understand the impor tance of looking and feeling fresh,” Mr Burt says. “ T he store is getting a great response with everybody that is coming in, a lot of people are happy to see something open up near them which they see a lot while they are travelling interstate/internationally. “ We have also had many visitors from overseas, who have told us that our store is a big reminder of street wear boutiques from New York, London and Tokyo.” Spoils Boutique is located at 158 King William Road. “It also comes with all the marketing and information about where all your waste goes and how it helps the community and the underprivileged. “It’s a great initiative that reminds businesses daily they are working to help the local community and the environment. “I would suggest everybody get on board – it’s not just for salons,” Silv says. “ We have had clients come to us just for that reason, it makes them feel good that they are helping such a big issue that we face. And we are proud to be part of it.” Other local businesses taking part include Bode Hair Lounge, MABE Hair, Portabello, Sonder Hair and Enough Studio. For more information, visit sustainablesalons.org Unley’s sustainable salons Hairdressing salons can generate a lot of waste, but a group of local businesses have joined Sustainable Salons Australia to do their bit for the environment. One of the participating salons is Kabuki Hair, located on Unley Road, and run by Silv and Annie Fox. “ We have been trying to recycle as much as possible over the years, but there was always questions on where certain things go and Sustainable Salons makes it so easy they provide all the bins for hair, plastic, metal, paper and also a chemical bin,” Silv says. “There is so much waste - we use more than 3,000m of foil a month. Just that alone is a good reason to be involved, as every head of foil provides half a meal to people in need, through their partnership with Oz Harvest. Silv and Annie Fox David Brown and Simon Burt.
Unley Life Winter 2018