In view of my previous post I thought I'd mention a few of local things I think are great for Christmas (or any time of year for that mater!)
are Nina and James who design sustainable ethical products. Thier t-shirts are beautiful and they have a unique range of cards and other fabric products. Nina says
"Inspired by the good ‘ol days (when you could buy a telly that lasted sixteen years) we aim for sustainability and ethical practice . No short cuts, no factories, just quality for longevity and life."
Mukti has been developing her range of organic skincare for the last 8 years when founder Mukti became frustrated at the lack of choice available for ethically produced organic skincare.
Mukti is a great ethical company that supports ethical organisations locally and globally.
* handcrafted products made fresh daily
* products that feed and nurture the skin
* labels that state all ingredients
We believe in…
* truth and transparency
* renewable resources
* buying back carbon emissions
* social responsibility by assigning a portion of our profits to charities with which we are aligned
* negative speech and actions
* harming others
* nasties – petrochemicals, synthetics, fragrances, GMO’s
* unrealistic, untruthful marketing claims
Audrey and Rose is the creation of Sarah Rayner and Lee Sisson. Inspired by classic design from the 40's 50's and 60's, Audrey and Rose handbags, jewels and homewares are beautifully crafted, locally made, sustainably sourced and just plain fabulous.
Fliss Dodd makes her witty beautiful toys from recycled and vintage fabrics mixed with delicate, patterned Japanese fabric. A committed environmentalist and wonderful gardener Fliss has an interesting blog called Udder
Most of this is within 10 minutes walk of my front door. And...those of you who live far away if this hasn't convinced you to come on holiday to Queensland I don't know what will. We also have beautiful golden beaches stretching for miles, sunny weather and tropical fruit!