• 5 ways to support local, Australian made this festive season

    November 21, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE

    There are lots of ways you can support Australian made this festive season, whether it’s gift giving, entertaining, dressing up or protecting your body. Read on as we share some of our favourite Australian made gift ideas, decorations, fashion, entertaining and summer skin care essentials.

    Australian made gift cards and decorations

    Earth Greetings Christmas cards and tags

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Earth Greetings Christmas cards, tags and wrapping paper are made in Australia from 100% post consumer recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks. They also feature designs by Sydney-based collage artist Andrea Smith. Earth Greetings is a carbon neutral business and donates a minimum 10% of profit to environmental organisations making a difference.

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    Kylie Johnson ceramic decorations

    Kylie Johnson is a local Brisbane artist and poet who’s simple words have the power to momentarily calm a chaotic world. Featuring quotes and sayings on handmade ceramics and personalised Christmas decorations which are both whimsical and profound in their exploration of love and all that it is to be human.

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    Ingrid Bartkowiak Art greeting cards

    Ingrid Bartkowiak is a Brisbane based artist whose work celebrates the beauty of nature and its inhabitants. Her cards are hand-illustrated with watercolour and printed on 100% recycled materials.

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    Australian made gift ideas

    Queen Bee beeswax candles

    Queen B candles are individually hand crafted from 100% pure Australian beeswax. They contain no paraffin, soy, palm, fragrances or other toxic additives, and feature a pure cotton wick. Queen B beeswax candles are available in a range of sizes, from tea lights to pillars.

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    Biome Rose Remedy Scrub + Soak

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Biome’s award winning Rose Remedy Scrub + Soak combines a healing and mood-elevating blend of Epsom and mineral rich sea salts, soothing oatmeal and rice powder, rose petals, and pure essential oils. Beautiful ingredients, unique to Biome. Our Scrub + Soak makes a beautiful gift for someone special.

    Biome’s Rose Remedy Scrub + Soak has won Nature & Health’s 2018 Natural Beauty Awards body scrub category!

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    Wheatbags Love wheatbag

    Wheatbags Love is an Australian company bringing a little luxury to the humble wheat bag. These lavender scented heat packs are designed to soothe the body and comfort the soul. Ethically handmade in Melbourne, Australia using natural cotton, organic lavender and wheat, with beautiful prints inspired by native flora and fauna. These wheat bags are suitable for heating in the microwave or as a cold-pack from the freezer.

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    Australian made fashion and accessories

    Nya

    Nya is an ethical clothing and accessory brand with a difference, and with a purpose and passion to create beautiful print garments in a socially conscious and environmentally friendly way. Each collection is unique with a limited run of garments produced at a time. Nya is 100% Australian made and proudly accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

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    Pixie Nut Co.

    Pixie Nut & Co. first began in 2016 with a range of recycled greeting cards, and has since expanded into a beautiful collection of Australian-inspired accessories and clothing. Designer Philippa works from home in an off-grid community in Northern NSW, surrounded by subtropical rainforests.

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    Australian made entertaining

    Camphor laurel cutting board

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Our camphor laurel cutting boards are made in Australia from salvaged camphor laurel. Camphor laurel is recognised as a serious environment weed species in Australia, and control programs advocate integrated removal and replacement with native trees. Camphor laurel that has been removed is turned into beautiful, functional cutting boards and cheese boards, and by utilising this ethically acceptable timber, we contribute to the environment in a positive way.

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    Banksia tea light votive

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    As beautiful as they are functional, these handmade Banksia tea light holders are crafted from the iconic and uniquely Australian Banksia seed pod. When lit at night they create a beautiful effect as the candle light shines through the natural holes.

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    Honeybee beeswax food wraps

    Honeybee beeswax wraps are made in Byron Bay, Australia using 100% organic cotton infused with a special blend of beeswax and oils to create a flexible, slightly sticky and naturally antibacterial wrap for storing and packing food. They are ideal for storing all types of fruit, veggies, snacks or lunches and for covering bowls. Available pre-made or in a kit.

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    Solidteknics frypans

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Solidteknics wrought iron cookware is made in Australia and built to last generations. In fact, Solidteknics comes with a multi-century warranty, helping you to break the cycle of disposable synthetic imports that end up in landfill. Solidteknics was founded by Australian-born, international chef equipment engineer and innovator, Mark Henry, who has 30 years experience in diverse manufacturing and patented innovations designed to last for multiple generations, such as Füri knives.

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    Australian made summer essentials

    Sunscreen

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    Wotnot SPF 30 natural sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B rays with a gentle, easy to apply formula suitable for all ages (including babies). Enriched with certified organic aloe-vera and gmo-free vitamin E, Wotnot sunscreen is palm oil free and free from titanium dioxide and chemical UV absorbers.

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    Mozzie Mist

    Biome’s mozzie mist is an effective and very pleasant smelling insect deterrent mist spray that is non toxic, vegan and palm oil free. Packaged in a reusable glass bottle to be zero waste and almost plastic free, our natural mozzie mist features a carefully chosen range of essential oils that bugs, flies, mosquitoes and even ants just hate, but adults and children like.

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    Ceramic fluoride water purifier

    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    ur ceramic water purifiers are the best option for healthy, great tasting, naturally cool, filtered water at home or workplace. They remove up to 99.99% of contaminants, and if you upgrade to a Fluoride Plus filter, will further reduce chlorine, fluoride and heavy metals. They use no energy to run, and look great on your bench. Each one is hand made to order in New South Wales, Australia.

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    Black Chicken Remedies axilla deodorant paste

    Black Chicken Remedies axilla natural deodorant paste neutralises odour and minimises wetness without the use of aluminium, alcohol or harmful chemicals. It was created at Bondi Beach and remains handmade in Australia with love. Black Chicken Remedies axilla deodorant paste is cruelty free, vegan, palm oil free and toxin free. Black Chicken Remedies contain only 100% natural ingredients in a perfect balance that are selected to enhance your wellbeing both physically and spiritually.

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