Cathy Bouma of Tuahiwi Botanicals has been fascinated by herbs since she created her first herb garden as a teenager. Now she grows all the herbs that she uses in her botanical skincare products. She likes to share this knowledge in workshops that she runs … Read more »
Here’s a proper treat for your skin – a lovely, non-drying botanical cleansing creme from Bodytreats, new to Felt this month. Bodytreats have a gorgeous range of skincare for all skin types, so you’re sure to find something in their range to make your skin feel loved.
Christie Rishworth’s laundry doubles as a busy production unit for her Earth Bar vegan soaps and haircare. Her own journey to find soap recipes that were gentle on skin and the environment, combined with her interest in traditional skills, has resulted in an Auckland-based business that fits her ethical approach and her family life.
From unique accessories to handmade haute couture, Felt is a goldmine for style leaders and the fashion conscious, so if you’ve got a fashionista to buy for this Christmas, you’re in the right place! Take a look at what we’ve lined up on our all-Kiwi-made Gifts for Fashionistas runway this year…
Since graduating with her Bachelor of Science, Jo-anne Day of McGinns Madefresh has had a few careers, but none have been as all-encompassing as being a busy mum and running a cottage industry from the kitchen of her home in Opawa, Christchurch. Her philosophy is to make batch-fresh, local, natural skincare – good honest products that your skin will love, tested only on willing human participants!
Christchurch maker Angie Agatsiotis makes and sells a luxurious selection of organic soaps, shampoo, face oil, scrubs, natural room spray and beeswax wraps under her label Kerrs Road Organic Beauty. Using certified organic plant based ingredients where possible, she weaves her philosophy of making beautiful and sustainable goods into every aspect of her business
Want a great deodorant without the plastic waste? We’ve got the answer! Meet the cardboard-packaged Pepperpits deodorant stick from McGinns…
The L’oil balms brand is created by Kelly Dorgan in her home in Beckenham, Christchurch, which she shares with her artist partner and their two teenagers. Their property (which they have dubbed Birdwood Studios) is a bit of a creative hive with music, dance, food … Read more »
Carly of Fair & Square makes natural soaps using the traditional cold process technique. She and her husband (with their two children aged 8 months and 2 years) live near Ngunguru (Tutukaka Coast, Northland) on a small lifestyle block where they have built a lovely … Read more »
Harvesting wild roses – the natural evolution of Fox River Bath Company
Life has been busy of late for Fiona McDonald of the Fox River Bath Company on the South Island’s West Coast. Teaching her child via correspondence school, attending the Co-Starters Business course at Westport, and preparing for markets, along with running not one but two businesses – it’s enough to make her realise it is time to take it back a notch and focus on doing less, but doing it even better.