Thursday, November 20, 2008

Maleny Hand Made

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.
Mukti says...
We create…

* handcrafted products made fresh daily
* products that feed and nurture the skin
* labels that state all ingredients

We believe in…

* love
* truth and transparency
* recycling
* renewable resources
* sustainability
* buying back carbon emissions
* social responsibility by assigning a portion of our profits to charities with which we are aligned

We avoid…

* lies
* 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!


ellie said...

Just wanted to say that it was so lovely to finally meet you last night. I think I spotted your ceramics somewhere in blogland a few years ago - and instantly recognised something beautiful and emotional in your pieces.
It sounds like you really do have a magical spot up there, would love to visit your studio one day with my little ones.

See you at GOMA!

gracia said...

Fliss makes beautiful work, doesn't she? I am fortunate, very fortunate, to have one of her little penguin loves. He is a great conversationalist.

Enjoy the race toward the end of the year, g