Naturally nourishing: the Te Awamutu home of small-batch organic skincare

For Liz Neale, it all began with a desire to create something truly special for her sensitive skin – something that not only brought results, but also nourished and nurtured the skin with the goodness of nature. Seeing skincare products with extravagant claims and sometimes questionable ingredients sparked a fire within her to do better, to offer something natural, genuine, and effective. The result? Bodytreats

Rongoā, sustainability, and nature: the foundations of Still Milly skincare

Teina Malone creates beautiful, sustainable, handcrafted hair and skin care products which incorporate the goodness of Aotearoa’s native rākau. Still Milly began with Teina’s desire to reduce plastic products and chemicals within her family home. Enriched with her knowledge of Tikanga-Rongoā, her ambition has led her to combine two of her passions: spending time in nature and creating natural and sustainable products.

An ancient art in modern hands: the beautiful felted work of Fibrefusion

Whanganui fibre artist Tina Schurhammer’s interest in felting is part of a lifelong exploration of crafting and creative techniques. She was introduced to felting in her thirties and is now passionate about the ancient art of felt making – producing attractive and practical everyday objects as well as beautiful works of art in her Felt shop Fibrefusion. Crafting in sustainable materials fits both with her environmental beliefs and with the organic nature of her work.