Australian Koala Foundation | The Natural Family Co | The Super Eco | Heartmade Bowls Australia | St David Dairy | Lard Ass | Fox Force Shakes | Lady Kate Knitwear | Skin Torque | Re-Architecture
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the principal, non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation and effective management of the wild koala and its habitat. Formed in 1986, and celebrating over 20 years of operation under the direction of Chief Executive Officer Deborah Tabart, the Foundation has grown from a small group of people interested in researching koala disease, to a well-known, global organisation with a strong track record in strategic koala research, conservation and community education.
The Natural Family Co. was developed by Justin and Rachel Bernhaut in response to a desperate cry from many people looking for a natural toothpaste that they could use daily, without the novelty ingredients and without the challenge. Determined to rise to this challenge and rid the world of unworthy toothpaste, they began searching far and wide for a botanical that tasted clean and fresh - one that could represent important aspects of life in Australia. In a magic moment, they happened upon some wild mint, which was quietly thriving on the banks of a creek - a stone’s throw away from their own backyard. This ultimately became the inspiration for including Australian Native River Mint in all NFco toothpaste varieties. After much research, lab tweaks and tooth brushing, the team at NFco, have developed a range that ticks all the boxes. Fresh, minty taste, effective cleaning and plaque removal and squeezes out of the tube with no surprises. As you’d expect, NFco is made with the highest grade natural ingredients.
The Super Eco is the home of reusable beeswax food wraps, solid shampoo & conditioner & natural deodorant. The team at Super Eco believes in ‘doing business’ in a fully sustainable way. Their little eco studio on the side of Mount Chincogan in the Byron Shire, is completely off-grid - powered by the sun, water sourced from the ground and the ingredients used in making products are sourced locally. As a local business, The Super Eco is proud to be a company that has very little impact upon our precious Earth.
Heartmade Bowls Australia are beautiful storage bowls handcrafted from coconut shells that would otherwise be thrown away. Owner Monike works closely with her friend June in Vietnam and together, they support local Vietnamese artisans, ensuring that they are paid fairly for their craft. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Heartmade Bowls is proudly an Australian business.
St David Dairy brings the small, local dairy back to the streets of Inner Melbourne. Combining small scale processing with intricate attention to quality, St David Dairy provides Melbourne with Paddock-to-plate, Grass-to-Glass option for fresh milk and milk products. Their milk is sourced from a single farm, 100 kilometres from the factory door in the rolling hills of Gippsland, and freshly bottled each day without any additives or by-products in Fitzroy at inner-Melbourne's only Micro-Dairy.
Lard Ass is handcrafted cultured butter made using the cream from happy, grass fed cows of south west Victoria. Born out of a passion for dairy, Lard Ass butter comes from a family recipe, traditionally made by hand in small batches.
Fox Force Shakes is a Melbourne based company, making homemade syrups that are preservative free, with no added colours or sugar.Fox Force Shakes are old school in style, full bodied in flavour and will leave you wanting one again and again.
Lady Kate is an Australian clothing label specialising in knitwear, made from 100% natural, renewable merino wool grown in Australia. Named after her great-grandmother, Lady Kate Merriman, wife of a sheep baron and one of the women behind the Australian wool industry, Penny runs Lady Kate from their home in Narrabri in rural NSW where she lives with her husband, two sons, and their Jack Russell.
Skin Torque makes a range of skin and lip balms and body scrubs using all natural, local ingredients. Based in country Victoria, Australia, Skin Torque products are hand made locally from super botanical oils including Eucalyptus, Thyme, Jojoba, Juniper Berry, Bay and Chlorophyll oils. Their products has no animal content or testing. Free from petrochemicals.
Re-Architecture provides Architecture and Permaculture expertise to assist clients with making their home or building more sustainable, and support lifestyles that are resilient and regenerative.With skills in residential and commercial building, solar passive and sustainable design, community facilitation, sustainable living and permaculture design, they offer holistic assessments and provide solutions, that can either be formally realised (through building contracts) or provide the resources to help people to DIY.Re-Architecture aims is to assist community in making the shift to live within a regenerative system by providing consultations alongside traditional architectural services to homeowners, renters, businesses and organisations.