Back in April a fellow wool colleague raised his purchase of the Merino Country Face Mask — at the time I wasn’t convinced I needed one. Mixed research, mixed opinions. A week ago, it was only recommended but given the recent spate of panic buying taking place in the western suburbs again it would be good to be on the front foot. Fast forward to lockdown 2.0 and as of last week with the numbers increasing in my local area, I had ordered four. I first searched for Face Masks closer to home only to be disappointed to find nearly most Victorian based companies were out of stock – or waiting on stock to arrive (from where?) and in line with wool as a slow-fashion frame, single use was to be the last option.
Wool socks are a top rated and easily accessible way to utilise the natural capabilities of wool. Take a big step towards slow-fashion by investing in the health of your feet by choosing a natural fibre. Now while I’m partial to the Icebreaker wool socks, I’m opening my eyes to the huge range of Australian made alternatives to invest in.
And to help me with this is fellow Aussie – Adele from Young, New South Wales (which is 372km from Sydney, Australia). Adele grew up on the family farm on the outskirts of Laggan – which is near Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. She now lives in Young NSW, works as a Wool Technical Officer and you can find on Instagram as Adele’s Country Snaps
The JERSEY stationery collection is three pieces, with a stunning aesthetic appeal that brightens when you learn more about them. Complete with the directive to ‘Bring Manufacturing Home’, they are made in Australia , pairing off genuine leather off cuts and Australian and New Zealand wool felt to ‘create a natural product that minimises waste’ and are ‘created for people who value craftsmanship and quality materials’.
The Drysdale Pullover from South Australian label, Iris & Wool is a stunning piece, in a collection that is timelessly sophisticated, striking modern designs with sleek silhouettes.
Need a fool-proof new baby Australian gift? I’ve sent them as gifts and recommended these to many, one buying multiple for the one child… Made of 100% Australian sheepskin, these are just too much cute. […]