For Byron Bay local Charlotte Coker, an encounter with a drag queen laid the foundation for a business model that is all party in the front, conscience in the back.
"I actually used to DJ for a drag queen and he used to try to dress me up as a mermaid, and I was just not okay with the glitter thing," Charlotte told 10 daily.
"So I was like, this is my time, this is my product that I really want to push forward."
The Mardi Gras glitter boycott certainly doesn't solve the plastic problem, but it does encourage local businesses to think outside the box to produce products that are every bit as sustainable as they are enjoyable.
A Beautiful Weirdo will be setting up shop at this year's pride parade, joining in the festivities with their rainbow sparkles in tow.You can shine a little brighter this weekend knowing that it doesn't have to take plastic to celebrate pride.