As part of our Pozible campaign supporting the Hunger Project, we created our Happiness Boxes as a thank you prize for generous donators. We put our heads together with some of our favourite Aussie brands. We're talking sustainable, purposeful, innovative and just down right excellent!
Here is a list of the brilliant contributors and what makes them awesome!
I Am Natural Store | Website
This gorgeous online store stocks "an eclectic collection of the world’s finest, contemporary organic and natural brands… thoroughly modern yet highly ethical brands." Their stunning ranges features premium award-winning products and ones that are about to breakthrough to becoming household names in beauty, wellbeing and personal care.
Ere Perez | Website
Another absolutely outstanding online cosmetics store, which uses all carefully selected premium quality ingredients (oils, plant extracts and minerals), which are blended with antioxidants to create a gentle, highly effective natural make-up solution. And with no chemical colourants or perfumes and absolutely no animal testing - this is skin care you can feel extra good about.
Fire and Shine | Website
For the sporty bunnies out there we have Fire and Shine, who produce a unique range of exercise and leisure wear to keep you feeling great and looking fabulous whether you’re sweating it out in the gym, fine-tuning your down face dog, or relaxing with friends and family. By ensuring all their clothing is sourced and produced through ethical supply chains, they are doing their bit to ensure the safety of garment workers - and the planet!
Positive Pants | Website
As literal as it sounds, Positive Pants are a new-to-the-scene, intimates and loungewear label, with a positive message printed on the inside! These beauties are designed and made by Ethical Clothing Australia accredited sewers in Melbourne. And not only to they bring a bit of happiness to the wearer, Positive Pants has pledged to donate one pair of knickers for each pair sold to Australian women in need.
Table of Plenty | Website
The brain-child of Kate, who's daughter Amy, was diagnosed with a rare disorder Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome after birth complications, Table of Plenty is a natural health food brand who provide meaningful employment for people with a disability and special needs. Not only that, but they use clean healthy ingredients in innovative and tasty foods that are now available in Coles and Woollies!
Notely | Website
At RO HQ we slay through stationary like there's no tomorrow, so we love Notely - a sustainable stationary brand, that has recently been spotlighted for their beautiful notebooks that made and printed in Australia, using soy-based inks. They are all printed entirely on FSC-certified paper using FSC-certified printing methods. The paper is made from 100% post consumer waste – meaning that only the whitest recycled office paper is used, resulting is a vibrant white sheet with a delicate, tactile surface. To top it off, their production is 100% carbon neutral!
Lemon Canary | Website
This stunning online store offers beautiful soy candles, teas, soaps, essential oils and more! With each product each one handmade with love in their Gold Coast studio, there's something for every occasion, for any recipient.
The Goodnight Society | Website
A Brisbane-based quirky and colourful sleepwear label for big dreamers and good nights, The Goodnight Society uses only organic cotton, and only manufactures using factories that care for their workers and pay them a living wage. And these dreamers produce some pretty-darn-cute designs for the eco-chic sleeper!
Included in every pack are also some super fabulous artworks by the very talented Shannon Morton from Shannon Morton Art & Design. Every Happiness Box contains 3 x A4 prints plus the postcard set. Shannon is one very clever cookie and has previously worked as Art Director of Donna Hay and Creative Director of Livingetc. Shannon has very generously created these inspiring pieces of artwork especially for us.
This week we are asking "What makes you happy?" on Facebook, with our two favourite answers winning their very own Happiness Box containing goodies from our contributors (and a few from RO too)! Flick over to FB to enter the competition. xo RO
Our friends over at Tourism Queensland have just launched a super cool new initiative to showcase the weird and wonderful wildlife found in our great backyard.
Their "Animal Portraits" are a hilarious snapshot of Queensland critters, with some fun facts and a who's who of the bush!
Check out some of our faves below!
Oh, and while we're on the topic - we recently collaborated with Tourism Queensland for the Australian Tourism Exchange in Melbourne! We cooked up some cool jewels to match the Queensland Tourism colours.... Check it out below!
Animal Portraits via Tourism Queensland.
Living your life in colour should never be skipped, regardless of whether you’re backpacking, glamping or spending a week at the Hilton. There is a unique piece of resin jewellery for every travel occasion. From the bustling streets of a market bazaar alive with the culture of Morocco, to the secluded lagoons sheltered by the canopies of tropical trees in a distant paradise.
Wander the alleys of Moroccan markets admiring the vibrantly coloured throws, intricate patterns etched into porcelain and array of aromatic spices.
Relax in the still waters of a secluded lagoon surrounded by flowering orchids, and feast on a selection of ripe pineapple and papaya in this place we call paradise.
Explore the native fauna and flora of the Australian outback alive with the chattering of galahs, sound of bubbling creeks, and whisper of the breeze through wattles.
What are your go-to jewels for a trip to a distant land?