It's coming up to the time of year where, if you've got family and friends overseas, you start to think about Christmas gifts. You want something light, easy to post and original. Before you start rushing around from shop to shop, relax, make yourself a coffee and read on. There are a number of gifts you can purchase online or at markets which are handmade here in Australia. Here is a list of 5 of the businesses which specialise in high quality, Australian products.
Mattt Mattt's lightweight, durable bags are designed and handmade in Melbourne. There are a variety of shapes and sizes to suit every need. The vibrant designs are both creative and eye-catching.
Laughing Bird Textile designer and maker Freedom captures the beautiful, unique Australian environment in her prints which are created at her studio in the Blue Mountains. Her range includes teatowels, aprons, placemats, bags, napkins, table runners and lavender pillows.
otto and spike Knitters Otto and Spike are located in Brunswick, Melbourne. They ethically knit all things wool including clothing, homewares, hats, scarves, gloves and cycling accessories. With 40 years knitting experience it's worth visiting the website just to read their story.
Insync design Insync design is located in Melbourne. They create stunning minimalist jewellery using industrial materials and processes and traditional handcraft techniques.
Mrs Peterson Pottery The array of elegant porcelain jewellery on the Mrs Peterson Pottery website is stunning. They are just as beautiful in real life. All pieces are created by hand in the Blue Mountains studio of Brianna Peterson.