This Christmas, we wanted to spread the cheer and shine the light on some of our favourite Australian brands. Each featured brand has generously donated a gift to add to our Christmas Hamper for one lucky winner to win, just in time for Christmas!
Day One - Made From Good Deeds:
“Throw kindness around like confetti” - One of Sukin HQ’s favourite sayings. Made from Good Deeds believe that every person can improve the lives of others and made a positive difference through small acts of kindness, and we couldn’t agree more!
Brother Sister Duo, Christel and Daniel decided to collaborate and fuse their talents from furniture design/making and graphic design to create stationery product that was not only beautiful and simple in design, but would add a positive vibe and happiness to any lifeless room. They even have a desk calendar that includes unique and simple ways to put a smile on someone’s face and make their day - such as shouting a stranger coffee in the morning (free coffee = win!) Made from Good Deeds products and values are all about spreading good vibes, collaborating with others and simple living - all reasons for why we love them!
The creative range has expanded to include minimal stationary and homeware products such as desk calendars, hangars, note pads/organisers and inspirational prints. We love that all the products are designed and handmade in Australia and that Christel and Daniel are passionate about giving back to the community and supporting local businesses - Yay!
Our Christmas Giveaway includes a Print and Hangar set that was made in collaboration with Brisbane based illustrator Jessie Mills and reads “Collect Moments Not Things”.
Day Two - Vege Threads:
Vege Threads is an Australian produced lifestyle label that inspires and educates its customers through their range of organic and ethically made clothing. Head designer and founder of Vege Threads, Amy Roberts has created her brand with the intention of focusing on organic, timeless basics and is challenging the ‘fast paced fashion’ status quo with the desire to create change in the industry and provide a sustainable alternative. You go girl! Vege Threads is a creative reflection of Amy’s personal values based on the broader importance of ethical production, social awareness and using the brand in a collaborative manner to bring toward-thinking creatives together to explore conscious living.
As much as we love the inspiration behind the Vege Threads legacy – we also love the clothing line! The current SS16 range is made from a new variety of eco fabrics including cotton, hemp and silk that are dyed and made locally. The collection has a range of basics including tee’s, tanks, dresses and yoga pieces in wearable, neutral tones as well as a fun natural plant dyed print. Vege Threads isn’t just for females- also stocking some great basics for the sustainably conscious male.
Our Christmas Giveaway includes a Cotton Tee, Yoga Leggings and a Yoga Bra.
Day Three - The Stable Co:
No time from grocery shopping? Or when you do, do your desserts never quite taste right? Leave the baking (or more like un-baking) to the professionals! Melbourne sisters Lizzie and Sarah are the brains behind The Stable Co’s Unbaking Mixes - making guilt free, raw dessert easy for all of us non-baking experts.
The girls like things simple and sustainable. Their goal is to change the perception of making complex raw desserts, by providing an easy, simple method anyone can create in the comfort of their own home. Stable also believes in being environmentally friendly (which we admire!) and use compostable bags and stickers that are made from sustainable plant sources to adhere to their zero waste policy.
The Stable Co believe that baking shouldn’t have boundaries. The mixes are set using a freezer or fridge and are raw, organic, natural, vegan, gluten/dairy/soy free (did we mention delicious?) and have no nasties. A win-win for everyone! Besides being a healthy dessert alternative, they come in three mouth-watering packs: Raw Vanilla Cheesecake, Macadamia & Coconut Bliss Balls and Raw Salted Caramel Slice (drool).
Our Christmas Giveaway includes the Raw Salted Caramel Slice & Macadamia & Coconut Bliss Balls Mix.
Day Four - Little Wolff:
Colour doesn’t just look pretty, it invigorates the imagination and brings out positive vibes. So when it comes to Baby décor and clothing, the more colourful the better! Enter Little Wolff.
Little Wolff is Melbourne based and began in 2014 by creative mother Monika who has two kids of her own. Monika was inspired to create a range of quilted blankets and printed cushions that reflected the personality of her little ones and used her creative passion and background in rag trade design and production to make her dream become a reality.
Little Wolff’s collection is bold, bright, quirky and so much fun! The range is vibrant and uses unique colour clashing digital prints incorporating unicorns, cacti, toucans, fruit and flamingos. They make playtime, bedtime and even time in the pram exciting. Watch out, you’ll be the envy of all the other parents and toddlers on the block!
Little Wolff works in collaboration with local printmakers and textiles designers and uses 100% Cotton and PET Fibre Eco friendly filling to ensure their products are cherished for years to come.
Our Christmas Giveaway includes the Carousel Fantasy Long Cushion.
Day Five - Mi Amor:
Mi Amor translates to “My love” and here at Sukin HQ we love Mi Amor Candles! The Melbourne made candle label was formed in 2011 by owner Kristina as a creative way to express herself. The luxurious candles are hand poured using 100% natural soy vegan wax which is a big tick for us!
Mi Amor ensure that all their products are of the highest artisan quality as they seek the purest soy vegan wax that is harvested with all residual husks fed to livestock. Each candle is rich in scent and truly unique. Kristina uses aromatic and perfectly balanced essential oils which she blends in her studio to create a scent-sation! Think avocado and cilantro, pear and salted caramel, Lime Basil Mandarin and Almond Milk and Chocolate- combinations you only dream of!
Beside smelling incredible, Mi Amor features a sleek, streamlined design crafted from black sandstone, concrete, gold foiled logos and natural wood or copper lids. These candles are sure to add a modern touch to any home or office and make a great present for any occasion! (Christmas is just around the corner.. hint hint.)
Last but not least, Mi Amor should be commended for their commitment to provide a socially responsible, environmentally-sound yet gorgeous product to the market through their sustainable business practices. Hats off to you Kristina!
Our Christmas Giveaway includes the best seller White Collection Avocado Cilantro Soy Candle and the Orro Collection Sandstone Diva Soy Candle.
Keep your eyes out for Part 2, where we will shine a light on 5 more fabulous brands.