• Support Western Australian small business through tough times

    February 3, 2021 • GUIDES, LIFE

    Western Australia is home to a vibrant range of small, planet friendly businesses, and we are thrilled to be able to bring you so many toxin free, palm oil free, and low waste alternatives produced in this this wonderful state.

    Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the recent lockdown in parts of the state, the livelihoods of many small business owners and employees in Western Australia have been affected.

    To help them through this tough time, here are some of the suppliers based in Perth and regional Western Australia we’d love for you to support.

    Western Australian businesses to support during lockdown

    Image: Mokosh

    Skin and body care

    Mokosh

    Rooted in the wisdom of science, nature and Ayurveda, Mokosh removes the non-essential from traditional skincare, bringing together the natural world’s most potent, healing botanicals in a simple, multipurpose range. Mokosh formulas are designed to deliver pure, concentrated nutrition to your skin, restore its natural balance and promote a return to its natural, radiant state.

    No palm oil or palm oil derivatives have ever been used in Mokosh products. Mokosh is accredited Palm Oil Free with Palm Oil Investigations and certified palm oil free with Orangutan Alliance. They also use Fairtrade ingredients, donate regularly to social and environmental causes, have cruelty free accreditation with Choose Cruelty Free, and package their products in recyclable glass and paper.

    Juju

    JuJu menstrual cups and reusable cloth pads are convenient, economical and eco-friendly alternatives to disposable menstrual products.

    Their menstrual cups are the only mensural cup made in Australia! They are made from 100% medical grade silicone, and are available in four sizes.

    With proper care, your JuJu products will last many years, save you hundreds of dollars, and save substantially less waste ending up in landfill.

    Blackwood Hemp

    Blackwood Hemp is a family-run micro farm found on the Blackwood River in the picturesque rolling hills of Bridgetown, Western Australia. Micro farms have crops of a broad variety of plants; Blackwood Hemp cycle different plants through their fields allowing the earth to regenerate each season along side the 30-year-old orchard.

    The unique landscape allows the hemp fields to be gravity fed with the purest of water from the hi-lands. With a variety of crops in any one season, they harvest only the best of each crop for the final products, many infused with handmade essential oils, with scents and flavours inspired by the Australian Bush.

    Corrynne’s Natural Skincare

    Based in Dunsborough 250km South of Perth, Western Australia, the team at Corrynne’s Natural Skincare make soaps, creams, scrubs and oils using good old fashioned, plant-based recipes.

    They care more about the contents rather than expensive packaging, and use ingredients that aren’t harmful to our bodies or waterways, and manufacturing processes that don’t overheat ingredients, protecting their unique benefits.

    Thurlby Herb Farm

    Tucked away in the southern forests of Western Australia (15km north of Walpole, 420 km south of Perth) Thurlby grows herbs and manufactures exclusive handmade products, like eye pillows and heat packs.

    Thurlby was founded on strong environmental and ethical principles. Their product packaging is predominantly made from recycled cotton fibre – a by product from the clothing industry, and they aim to ensure their products are the purest possible, inside and out.

    Jewellery

    One Happy Leaf

    Handmade in Perth Australia, One Happy Leaf is designed by Anna, a self-confessed nature lover who grew up amongst bushland. Fuelled by a passion to spread the message of living a sustainable lifestyle, One Happy Leaf creates unique jewellery pieces from sustainably sourced bamboo. One Happy Leaf is also partnered with Trees For The Future – an organisation that revitalises degraded lands through planting thousands of fast-growing trees.

    Home and cleaning

    Tinderbox

    Tinderbox is a small, earthy business in Western Australia based on herbalism. It evolved from an authentic love of plants, a passion for healing and exploring the myriad ways of creating pure and safe products for family and friends.

    Every Tinderbox product is hand-made in small batches. They are preservative free and use organic ingredients wherever possible. Quality is the salient objective over quantity at Tinderbox, and it is all beautifully packaged in recyclable or reusable containers.

    Zero waste

    Onya

    Onya produce high quality, useful, reusable products for your everyday life that can easily be kept ‘On You’ including reusable shopping bags, produce bags, and bulk food bags.

    The Onya products available at Biome are not only 100% recyclable, but they are also made out of recycled material such as rPET, a fabric produced from recycled plastic water bottles. They are quite literally taking plastic waste from landfill and turning it into something reusable for many years to come!

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