Sukin HQ wanted to spread the cheer this Christmas, so here comes part two of Shining the Light on Aussie Brands we love.
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! Head to our Facebook page to see how to enter.
Day 6 - Poppy & Daisy Designs
Sick of sending generic, boring cards? Introducing Poppy & Daisy Designs, who have made a gorgeous homemade card for any occasion!
Craft loving Helen, began her business from simply making Christmas cards with her mum. Since acknowledging her homemade card talent, Helen has continued making rustic, handmade paper products in Christmas and Thank You Card Packs, Gift Tags, Bottle Tags and a huge range of celebratory cards for any age or event!
The designs are made from recycled kraft card, recycled white card, brown paper and are beautifully wrapped in twine. A point of difference on her artistic handmade goods are buttons, pegs, stars, googly eyes, and bows to make each design unique and to create a 3D feel. Super cute!
Here at Sukin HQ we love and support local brands and individuals who are following their dreams, which exactly why we wanted to shine the light on Poppy & Daisy Designs.
Our Christmas Giveaway includes packs of varying Christmas Cards, a mix of individual Cards, Bottle Tags and Christmas Gift Tags.
Day Seven - Murray River Organics
Murray River Organics heritage began in North West Victoria in the early 1970’s by the Nemtsas family who founded the organic dried vine fruit farming. The original farm is still apart of Murray River Organics, although it has now grown to the largest fully integrated producer of vine fruit in Australia and the largest vertically integrated manufacturer of organic dried vine fruit in the world - wow!
The brand has since diversified its range and includes delicious organic, natural ‘better-for-you’ food products including chia seeds, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, quinoa and coconut products. The Murray River Organics company supports the healthier way of eating and living through a sustainable manner which we couldn’t love more! As environment enthusiasts, we commend this Australian brand for their high industry standards and awards including being certified organic, SQF certified, Farmer of the year, Export Market Leader and Best Certified Organic Product of the Year! Now that is impressive.
Our Christmas Giveaway includes packets of Premium Australian Clusters and Pacific Organics Toasted Coconut Flakes (Lime and Coriander).
Day Eight - Woodfolk Natural Accessories
Nature and community, two mechanisms which make up the origin of the humble, handmade label. Australian brand Woodfolk is changing the lives of individual’s one ethical accessory at a time.
Woodfolk founder and jewellery designer Julia Denes was inspired by the compassionate, honest and authentic nature of earthy materials to convey who she truly is; through the creation of natural jewellery, homewares and accessories. Through her 10 years of fine jewellery experience, Julia creates pieces that are effortless, comfortable to wear and soft to touch- all components which are for the Globally Conscious Woman.
The ethically made and sustainable sourced brand consists of a range of products including Necklaces, Earrings, Rings, Vases, Ceramic goods, Candlesticks, Scarves and Bags. Woodfolk believes in the support of communities through trade, not aid and collaborates with artisan Nepalese families to create fair opportunity and independence through social entrepreneurship. Alongside creating sustainable income for Nepalese families, the company provides an alternative option for the ethically conscious consumer in amongst a market of fashion exploitation. Woodfolk is a certified member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and we here at Sukin are inspired by all the incredible values this brand stands for and the work they are doing.
Our Christmas Giveaway includes the Wood Pear Vase.
Day Nine: Lil Rebel Books
“Engage, Inspire, Empower”- This is the motto of Lil’ Rebel Books and we absolutely love the motivation behind part one of their ‘I want to be’ series. Jump aboard the Lil’ Rebel ‘I Want To Be a Rock Star’ adventure!
Lil’ Rebel was created by Mary Anastasiou to fulfil her lifetime dream of writing inspirational (and entertaining) stories that would make her son giggle while also motivating him to reach for the sky and dream big! Mary wants to share this dream with children all around the world as she strongly believes in the benefits of engaging your children’s imagination through the act of reading. (Plus doubles as the perfect pre bedtime story to get those creative minds thinking).
Another reason we are shining the light on this amazing Aussie brand is due to their commitment to donating a portion of each sale to TLC for Kids. This Children’s foundation works incredible hard behind the scenes in hospitals to support sick kids in need and their loving families. An amazing children’s book for an amazing cause!
Our Christmas Giveaway includes a copy of Lil’ Rebels ‘I Want To Be a Rockstar’ Book.
Day Ten - KX Pilates
Bored of the generic gym workout or spending far too long on the treadmill? Enter the world of KX Pilates- a new dynamic workout which is taking Australia by storm! Sukin values and believes in all things that promote a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle, and exercise is a definite key factor to achieving and maintaining this goal!
Personal trainer Aaron Smith created KX Pilates after travelling in London and observing an increase in the demand of a more intense, boot camp style of Pilates. His passion to improve the fitness industry led him to create a body-toning, high intensity workout in under 50 minutes! His philosophy is based on working out smarter, not longer - (Can I get a hallelujah?!).
KX Pilates is a full body workout and is sure to burn the large fries you ate (by accident, right?) through engaging the core, increasing cardiovascular endurance and overall general physical and mental health. The KX Brand has also expanded to include KX Barre, KX Yoga and KX Cycle.
The Christmas Giveaway includes a 5 Session Pack of KX Pilates at your closest studio.