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    25 Mar 2020

    16 Small Aussie Businesses To Support And Level-Up Your Home During Isolation

    Give a little, get a little. Or a lot.

    1. I Love Linen

    Established in 2013, I Love Linen has grown into one of Australia’s best online destinations for all things home-related (spoiler alert: there's a lot of linen).

    Their best-selling Pure French Linen sits at the ~luxury end~ of the range and will not only give you a beautiful night’s sleep, but also a seriously Instagram-worthy bedroom.

    They've just released their Biege Gingham range, so brb while I begin my WFH makeover.

    2. MAHŌ Sensory

    MAHŌ is an Aussie lifestyle brand with a focus on wellness and sensory rituals. So, if you've been struggling to get in the right mindset while working from home, consider a ~sensory upgrade~.

    Founded in Melbourne, MAHŌ Sensory Sticks honour the ancient art and wisdom of burning incense to awaken your senses and "transport the mind to an oasis of inner calm."

    An innovation to the classic incense, MAHŌ is spreading a little magic by sharing the powerful transcendent qualities of scent and smoke that induce calm and relaxation. Definitely a worthy investment when dealing with the blurred lines of a joint home and office environment.

    3. Pod & Parcel

    Hustle Workshop

    Pod & Parcel are a revolution to the coffee-pod industry — they take beautiful, small-batch specialty coffee roasted in the coffee mecca, Melbourne, and put it into biodegradable, compostable coffee pods. So you don't have to live with the guilt of contributing to the glut of aluminium and plastic pod-waste.

    If you're reading this with a love (read: addiction) for great coffee and an itch to choose more sustainable alternatives, then consider joining P&P on their journey — they deliver straight to your door, so you can stay caffeinated from the comfort of your home.

    4. The Farm Folk

    Co-owners of The Farm Folk, George and Ell, are housemate, buddies in business and are making it silly-simple to buy the best in local and organic food in Queensland.

    Offering boxes of freshly picked, organic produce grown by local farmers, these guys deliver between Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads. A farmers market at your fingertips, if you will — offering a better way to shop for the best quality produce and enjoy some seriously delicious home-cooked meals.

    "We like to call it fair dinkum food — nothin' but the good stuff!"

    5. T Totaler

    T Totaler was established in Sydney in 2012 by Amber and Paul Sunderland — a husband and wife team who are entrepreneurs at heart (and with a great love for the simplicity of a nice cuppa).

    With a range of green, herbal, black, chai teas and latte blends, all of the products have been specially blended to provide a balance between taste, smell and nutrition. You can shop the entire range online and, for a limited time, receive free shipping for orders over $30.

    6. The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop

    Based in Bowral, NSW, The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop offers a unique and extensive range of quality, hand-made products — many of which are created in their Berrima kitchen or sourced from passionate suppliers throughout country and regional Australia.

    Specialising in jam, honey, chutney, pickles and savoury sauces, you can shop the entire range online and have it shipped to anywhere in Oz.

    7. Claudia Miranda

    Claudia Miranda

    If you're looking to dress up your dreary walls, why not consider commissioning a truly unique piece for your home? Claudia Miranda is a Chilean-born, Bondi-based artist who specialises in creating stories on paper and canvas.

    Each piece is a one-off creation, made of one-line portraits and colour abstracts that are inspired by Picasso.

    "They encapsulate the subtle beauty of motherhood, relationships and embrace all the emotional states of being," Miranda tells BuzzFeed.

    "Revering authenticity above all else, my work aims to find the beauty in imperfection and profundity in earthiness. I believe in the power of friendship, red wine and making yourself laugh every single day."

    Words to live by. 👏👏👏

    8. Tasteology

    Tasteology is a small, family affair, created by Nigel Burke and Sara Lundgren. Created with the everyday chef in mind, Tasteology is all about giving you the tools and flavours you need to keep experimenting in the kitchen.

    With a range of salts, oils, rubs and spices to choose from, you can shop comfortably knowing the products hero locally-sourced ingredients — helping you to support small Aussie producers and growers across the country.

    9. Raw Stone

    Raw Stone is a small Aussie business run by a pair of crystal-loving twins based in Queensland. They offer a range of minerals, crystals and jewellery from around the country — with a selection of Australian minerals mined by local miners.

    Whether you're attracted to the beauty of a piece or by the healing and restorative power of crystals, there's no denying one of these beauties would seriously lift your WFH vibe.

    10. Mayde Tea

    Mayde Tea blends are a delicious treat for mind, body and soul — allowing you to savour nature’s healing power at any time of day. Every tea is created in harmony with your body and the environment — with a focus on herbs harvested in their native location, where they thrive best.

    The result is a collection of fine-quality teas with the highest therapeutic value and distinctive flavours — as well as a serious upgrade to your morning cuppa.

    11. Nutra Organics

    Nutra Organics is a family-owned and operated health food business that's been running for over 20 years.

    With over 100 products spanning across broths, plant protein, superfood lattes, kids products, wholefood bars, superfood blends and more, the products are certified organic wherever possible and are packed with essential nutrition to boost everyday health (which has never been more important TBH).

    This Aussie business is also passionate about supporting and giving back to the environment and community — having cleaned up more than 100km of our shorelines, planted 2,000 trees, provided 30,000 meals to Aussies in need and pledged $30,000 to bushfire relief services.

    12. Bed Threads

    Bed Threads' business ethos is simple: quality goods shouldn’t cost a fortune and everyone should enjoy the luxury of a beautiful home. With a huge range of bed linen, as well as homewares like wall art, candles and vases, they offer a direct-to-customer experience — which means they've cut out the proverbial middle men to pass the savings directly onto you.

    They're also 100% carbon neutral, which means they will measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions wherever possible, doing their bit to protect and conserve the environment. Plus, the packaging is proudly plastic-free, so you can feel good about your eco-friendly choice every time your head hits the pillow.

    13. Sunday Lane

    Sunday Lane is an online treasure trove filled with a collection of globally-sourced homewares, furniture, jewellery and gifts.

    The Sunday Lane store is inspired by effortless, natural beauty and captures the magic of handmade details — offering a unique range of local, Australian makers. They ship right-around Oz, so you can get your fill of beautiful trinkets, artwork and more, without leaving your home.

    14. Orchard St.

    Orchard St. was founded in 2013 by Sydney-local, Kirsten Harvey — a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist and Nutritionist, with "a true dharma to elevate the collective experience of wellness."

    The business offers juices, tonic herbs, botanical teas, candles, incense and crystalware — with shipping available all over Australia, as well as internationally.

    15. Frankie Say Relax

    Frankie Say Relax is a small, family-run business that now, more than ever, needs your support. With products ranging across home and living, clothing and accessories, gifts, games and kids, you'll definitely find something to level-up your isolation game at home.

    While the bricks-and-mortar stores in Victoria are currently closed due to COVID-19, you can shop the huge range of products online 24/7 and get a real taste of the carefully curated range of homewares, gifts and lifestyle products.

    16. And finally, Crosslane Candlehouse

    Hand-poured in Australia, Crosslane luxury candles are made with only the finest natural ingredients and produced in micro-batches to ensure consistency and quality.

    Bring a slice of Italy indoors with the Amalfi Coast-inspired scent, or open all the windows and pretend you're on a tropical oasis while you burn this Coconut & Lime candle.