Meet Dui Cameron , the designer and driving force behind Boom Shankar, an indian word that means "to bless". From a childhood obsession with drawing and dress-ups, her love of colour and design has morphed into the creative talent that produces Boom Shankar’s fabulous creations. Always a free spirit, Boom Shankar’s first pieces were born out of Dui’s time spent in India in 1996 and continue to this day. Drawing inspiration from the colour and joyful spirit of India, her designs also reflect traditional sewing techniques and fabrics that are indigenous to India. A prominent Australian fashion label we love to support!

PAST IS FUTURE Australia

Meet Aaron Curtis, brainchild and creator of "past is future", a Sydney based candle producer who's business philosophy is simple; reuse, recycle and repurpose what others discard; transforming them into new, unique creations. He upcycles beer bottles, and skillfully cuts them to size to create a truelly unique candle. The wicks are pure cotton and the wax is premium soy wax sourced from eco friendly plantations. Each candle has a burn time of approx 55 hours!!   

KENANA KNITTERS Kenya

 

Kenana Knitters is a grassroots organisation situated near Njoro (Rift Valley area of Kenya) and was founded in 1998 by local Kenyan, Patricia Nightingale.  Patricia wanted to assist local ladies who were lacking a market for their homespun wool. Over time with clever designs, she and the knitters transformed the yarn into unique creations.With a vision to further impact the community, Kenana Knitters taught women in the area to knit beautiful, organic cotton products using local, sustainable resources.  By providing a safe, family-friendly working environment, Kenana Knitters empowers women, offering them a chance to work and take charge of their lives, with pride and dignity. Today, Kenana Knitters has 580 registered knitters on their books and currently 430 are active. There are at least 200 spinners looking after the provision of homespun wool.

LOVE STORIES Ubud

Meet Tess, the founder of “Love Stories" Bali, born in the summer of 2016, her story began when she decided to make a shift from a corporate career in New York to community service in Jakarta. A stop in Bali changed that idea and through some chance meetings, Tess embarked on a journey that would ultimately see her working with local artisans and their traditional methods of cloth making, which is slowly disappearing with the modern world’s fast fashion. Specialising in pyjamas, profits from the sale of the pyjamas are donated to children's education. Tess's success has meant she can exhibit more artisan’s work, like the recycled plastic baskets we lovingly stock! 

PALI baskets MYANMAR 

Pali was born in a remote village in Myanmar. In awe of the Burmese people and their traditional weaving methods that have been passed down through generations, our collaboration began. A mother-daughter team based in Melbourne, Australia who have been working closely with a local guide and interpreter in Myanmar,  enabling them to interact and trade directly with the villagers and bring their craft to the world. Handmade using new and recycled strapping, in the weavers home, each basket is unique and tells a story about the artisan! The artisans are paid a "fair wage" and the money is distributed fairly throughout the community.

HAPPILY MADE MONKEYS Cambodia

AN An An idea to make monkeys, born in Melbourne, and developed in Cambodia by Veronica Sherman, "Happily Made Monkeys" is just as the name suggests - "a social enterprise teaching marginalised Cambodian women to knit and crochet to empower them by earning an income which in turn can support their children through school.

SPINIFEX CREATIONS Australia

In 2001 'Nathan and Marj" embarked on a two year journey living in their handcrafted mobile home, travelling around our wondrous country, exploring, learning and supporting ourselves by creating jewellery and selling at markets Australia wide. Going on many walks and discovering the array of seeds and organic materials that lay about they started to play with these materials and the evolution began. Foraged Seeds, Reclaimed timbers , Driftwood and Gemstone were transformed into wearable works of art. With a strong belief that organic jewellery builds bridges between environment and adornment , 'Spinifex Creations" manage to bring an ' Eco ' awareness to the wearer. 

COCONUT CLOTHING Bali

 

 Meet 'Cristina", Spanish designer behind the Bali based fashion label "Coconut Milk Clothing". After leaving an established career in marketing in Spain for island life, Cristina followed her passion for fashion and developed an ethical brand that produces quality and timeless pieces. Working with local producers, Cristina's is involved in every step of production, each garment made with lattention to detail and lots of love!! 

had always had an eye for detail and a passion for good quality, timeless fashion.