Afternoon Tea with Endeavour

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford

We are delighted to have recently partnered with the inspirational duo at Endeavour Tea. Based in Canberra, Endeavour Tea is a dream given form for Matthew Petrucci, a Certified Tea Blender with a culinary background, and Jasmin Wong, an art director with a love for aesthetic and simplicity... Endeavour have created a beautiful product, the perfect inclusion in a personalised gift. Their mission is to explore the fascinating diversity of tea blending and appreciation as we know it today, which is the result of a fusion of old and new world conventions.  A few questions for the Endeavour ... As we are in...

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Little Milko

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford | Category: The Bindle Collective

We were considering keeping them a secret, however given we are in the business of celebrating local talent, it is with excitement that we introduce you to Amanda and Alicia, the creative duo behind Little Milko.  Little Milko now have a beautiful range of products which are practical, super trendy and designed and made in Melbourne by co-founders Amanda Connors and Alicia Bennati. We are very fortunate to have discovered Little Milko, as their products are now featured in many of our beautiful 'Baby Bindles'. A few questions for the creative duo ... As we are in the business of celebrating Australian talent, what is your favourite...

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Heart to heart with Hot Choccy

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford | Category: The Bindle Collective

Meet Rochelle, the official Hot Choccy maker and owner. Hot Choccy was created with the simple belief that everyone should have access to delicious, guilt-free and nourishing hot chocolate. Made in Melbourne, Hot Choccy is made from 100% raw, organic cacao powder. Hot Choccy is completely fair-trade and earth-friendly. A few insights behind the self confessed chocolate addict... As we are in the business of celebrating Australian talent, what is your favourite place to visit in Australia?When I’m not visiting home (Gold Coast) I love escaping to the warmer destinations like the Sunshine Coast or Whitsundays.  A little closer to home, what is...

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BINDLE & Loyalty

Posted: | By: Margie Blackford | Category: Margie's Meanderings

It began as just someplace warm on my impressively long list of glorious destinations, and turned into an annual love affair. It's my reward for surviving another punishing Melbourne winter. I book at the same resort each time. It is nothing special but has the mandatory nautical name as if I needed to be reminded I'm on a beach holiday, and is only a jump away over a disused railway line to get to the beach. The "loyalty" part of the equation applies to the manager, as it is for her alone that I'm compelled to return. She has an...

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Melbourne Made by Milton Ashby

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford | Category: The Bindle Collective

Meet Shannon, the talented creative artisan behind Milton Ashby.  At Bindle, we are IN LOVE with Milton Ashby stunning wooden toys. The perfect gift to celebrate the arrival of a new little person into the world ... A story that resonates well, Shannon started making toys after struggling to find ones that were stylish, beautiful and great quality – ones that he was proud to give as a gift. All of Milton Ashby toys are proudly made in Australia, by Milton Ashby.As we are in the business of celebrating Australian talent, what is your favourite place to visit in Australia?It...

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A Moment with Maison Blanche

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford | Category: The Bindle Collective

Maison Blanche has been creating stunning scented soy candles since 2012. Each candle is carefully hand-poured in Sydney Australia. Founder Kristy Payne, believes that the burning experience is everything; a candle that looks and smells nice isn't worth anything if it doesn't burn correctly. Maison Blanche is a business close to our heart who shares similar earth-friendly principles.  Every candle is meticulously handmade from 100% pure soy wax, with no nasty additives. Proud to be an eco-conscious business, they have selected high quality glassware to for their candles; so that once the candle is finished the container can be reused. Bindle gifts incorporate multiple Maison Blanche candles and...

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Planet Friendly. Planet Luxe.

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford | Category: The Bindle Collective

Saving the Planet never looks so good! Planet Luxe makes luxurious, well-designed products that are safe for the planet and its inhabitants, so we can all live healthier, more sustainable lifestyles and also be surrounded by beautiful things. Tried and tested by Bindle, Planet Luxe products are incredible to use and beautifully presented. An interview with Founder Toni Lawler confirms that the creative artisan behind the beautiful Planet Luxe brand lives with the same authenticity and consideration as the product itself.As we are in the business of celebrating Australian talent, what is your favourite place to visit in Australia? A few years ago...

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Our mate Joe from Treehorn Design

Posted: | By: Catherine Blackford | Category: The Bindle Collective

In their creative words not ours ... "TreeHorn Design started as one man with too many tools and an urgent desire to leave his job in pursuit of creativity. Joe (that’s me!) went to school in Tasmania where he learned a darn load of stuff about how to bend rules. When it came to tools in the workshop, sourcing materials, designing objects and #$%*ing around Joe was his own personal hero." Treehorn share a few principles that are close to our heart. They care about the environment, appreciate quality design, and like drinking beer.You will learn from our interview with Treehorn...

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