Lets support the small guys…

July 8, 2021

Whether its small businesses or small brands

We are so proud to have represented over the last 8 years so many amazing brands at Island Collective, some large and some small, but this weekend is all about celebrating our small guys who we love having in the shop and highlighting their big bright futures, which we are so excited to be apart of.

We have selected some these to share with you and their stories and hope it encourages you to support small and shop local as much as you can.

Two of a kind design.

Susan Craig and Jacquie Jones are the two creative mum’s behind this small business based in Brisbane. They begun in 2016 which has since evolved and cultivated a range of unique, artisan homewares which are handmade with love. They draw their inspiration from travel, decor, textures, patterns and the colours of coastlines and landscapes. We love their combination of art practises- paint, photography, print and textiles within the work to create
beautiful and original wall art and decorative pieces. “We pride ourselves on the personal service, connection and relationship we build with customers and enjoy every piece we make.” Recently the girls were featured in Three Birds Renovation latest project, house 13- which has skyrocketed their business to new levels.
Shop Two of a kind here…

The SunLounge

Born from salty origins and a daydream come true for Gold Coast local seafolks, Heidi & Jim, who have a love of finding unique seaside vintage homewares & furniture and they also create a range of ‘coastal holidays forever’ plyprint imagery. Travels to Hawaii, coastal roadtrips and their love of palm trees is mostly the inspiration!
The SunLounge offer of plyprints is uniquely created, printed & handcrafted on the Gold Coast. Keeping it local & close by their favourite beaches is what makes the range of prints pretty special. All ply prints are printed on 9mm Marine grade plywood. Plyprints are laser printed, machine cut to size with each individual print completed with a hand sanded finish. We love that all of their works are created and finished in their coastal home making each plyprint a totally unique one.
Shop the Sunlounge here..

Rose St Supply

We think Rose St Supply rocks…
The inspiration for their canvas flags is driven by art, music and subculture and why not wear your love on the wall. They describe their work “for all the punks, poets, artists, rockers, lovers, dreamers, gypsies and misfits” The flags are simple in design (which we love) but big on presence, making them popular to adults and kids love them in their
rooms as well.
Recently the girls at Three Birds Renovation, used The Surf flag in their latest reno House 13- which gave Rose St Supply some well deserved…
Designed in Torquay, Australia- One of Australia’s mecca’s for surfing.
Shop the Rose St Supply here..

Above: Image in recent Three Birds Renovation ft Large Surf Flag

Stix & Flora

When we first met Jules and Em well over 5 years ago at a tradefair and we fell in love with them instantly…The journey begun in 2014 for this mother and daughter design and maker duo continue to inspire us and our clients who appreciate made in Australia homewares.
Stix & Flora are a Melbourne-based boutique lifestyle brand with a natural talent & flair for designing new & innovative homewares. They love making and creating new and unique products like their stunning wooden vases & planters. Every product is designed & handcrafted in their workshop with the mantra of “good design, good craftsmanship & an enthusiastic outlook”. Add a bouquet of fresh blooms to a Stix and Flora wooden wall vase, each is
made from natural timber and will transform and beautify your space.
Shop Stix and Flora here…

Sunsoul Australia

Sunsoul Australia is a new jewellery brand to our Island. Inspired by the sun, sand and sea, their work is crafted from .925 sterling silver with 14k gold plating. Its jewellery for the nomad and soul seeker with fine details on each beautiful piece. Based on the Gold Coast, we love that they are just up the road.
Shop Sunsoul Australia here…

The Clay Society

Located on the Sunshine coast QLD The Clay Society produces ethically made Australian ceramics. Their pottery work is as honest and raw as their beliefs- In 2021-2022 The studio will support The Happy Boxes project. The charity is all about empowering women in remote aboriginal communties and alleviating the barriers of accessing basic toiletries. We love that they aren’t just makers but doers, and use their practise to support people in need.
Shop (Peace Baby signs and scallop shell incense holders)
Shop The Clay Society here…

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