The Surf Coast is bursting with local talent and we like to shout out the bright women in business who are shining. Juggling both work and family life from their small office home office and passionately creating in coastal studios, these women are changing the face of our region with their thriving brands, products, services, produce and art. We encourage you to shop local for Christmas and support our clever community. Visit all of these wonderful women online for your holiday season gifting.
Fiona McDonald is the talented maker of unique, hand crafted pieces created using porcelain and ceramics. Her label is Ichimu, translated from Japanese to mean a dream, a fleeting thing. Fiona’s love for design, colour, pattern and shape, inspired by nature, translates so well into plates, lighting, vessels, cups, wearable cuffs and jewelry.
Hello Zef was created by bubbly local Susie Gould to bring a little creativity and sanity back into her new life as a first time mum. Her collection of sandals and oxfords have been designed for kids who like to play in style. Hello Zef also offers a limited edition collection of matching mumma oxfords and sandals. Why should the toddlers have all the fun!
We can personally recommend the delicious treats offered by a new local start-up, The Cracker Collective. Handmade crackers, all made locally, with all natural ingredients and no nasty additives. A mix of charcoal, poppy and sesame and the original lavosh compliment any delicious cheese platter for your special occasion.
My Beach Kitchen shares inspiration for people who want to bring their food to life! To compliment their sunny ideas, they also offer a range of healthy enamel cookwear and accessories to fit perfectly in any coastal home. Passionate about cooking for family and friends, follow Kelly Lowdon’s food blog for summer entertaining ideas.