Wellington-based Natty is the home of a stunning range of beautiful hand painted rimu jewellery, screen printed textiles and illustrated stationery. Inspired by Aotearoa’s nature and featuring a quirky sense of humour, Natty products use 100% cotton, ethically sourced tea towels, pillow cases and tote bags and non toxic water based inks.
Joe Wright of Bearwood Workshop handcrafts his beautiful wooden homewares and sculpture – all made from sustainable and recycled New Zealand native timber – from a little tractor shed in Glendhu Bay overlooking Lake Wanaka. After years of working as a designer in many different disciplines, running his own consultancy and clocking up the air miles with large corporations as clients, he decided to shed it all and go back to his roots.
Gwyneth Hulse Design is a longtime Felt favourite, producing her gorgeous wooden homewares and jewellery from a boutique studio in sunny Kerikeri. Gwyneth’s love of clean, minimalist lines and natural materials inspires her designs, all created from native New Zealand wood. Due to the unique nature of the wood, no two objects are ever completely alike.
Mike Walker of Walker’s Woodturning was born and bred on a sheep and beef farm in the King Country. His passion for woodturning began with many childhood hours spent turning with his grandfather. In 2002 Mike broke his back, and it was this that eventually led him to take up woodturning again in his adult years, this time in a professional capacity. Assisted by his wife Helen on the business front, Mike has worked hard to adapt traditional turning techniques to his needs, and as a result he’s competent at ambidextrous turning, and turning seated or standing.
Lovingly crafted from native New Zealand timbers and finished with silk thread, the Wooden Arch Necklace from Gwyneth Hulse Design is a stylish, elegant, and contemporary accent to your outfit.
A small but dedicated salvage team based in Christchurch, The Silvan started out life as an art gallery and café. When their building was lost in the 2011 earthquakes, the team came back fighting, shifting their focus to saving and repurposing beautiful timbers, hand salvaged from damaged buildings. Founders Debra and GT believe in minimising waste and reusing everything they can to make pieces that are practical, beautiful, and full of soul.
Made from a piece of New Zealand heritage, this stunning steam bent Kauri ornament from Gwyneth Hulse Design is a worthy addition to your heirloom Christmas decoration collection. Each ornament is finished with silk cord and a unique mix of beads, and there’s a choice of natural (pictured), red, or silver.
Joe Wright of Bearwood Workshop handcrafts his beautiful wooden homewares and sculpture – all made from sustainable and recycled New Zealand native timber – from a little tractor shed in Glendhu Bay overlooking Lake Wanaka. After years of working as a designer in many different disciplines, running his own consultancy and clocking up the air miles with large corporations as clients, he decided to shed it all and go back to his roots. His days are now spent following his passion: designing and making simple, beautiful, sustainable items that will stand the test of time.
No matter where our ancestors came from, they all followed the stars to find new lands and opportunities, and they followed the stars to find their way home again. This beautiful collection of recycled sterling silver and rimu jewellery from Sonia Thérèse Design honours those courageous adventurers…