Australians really are a clever bunch, designing and creating a myriad of products for people to wear, lather on their bodies, furnish their home, or just to help make life a little more comfortable.
Celebrate Australia Day this week with a round up of lovely things designed and made on our fine shores.
From fashion and wall hangings, to bathers and bug zappers, there’s no shortage of ways you can support local design and manufacturing, while also living in style.
Bliss scarf, from $120 - $211. These gorgeous scarves are made using 100 per cent Australian grown and processed merino wool. Either have it made for you, or order the materials and make your own. homelealass.com
Harper earrings, $129. Established last year, this Australian jewellery label is inspired by modern art and street fashion. alixyang.com
Bluminosity face serum, $97.95. A Byron Bay-based skincare brand that uses 100 per cent active natural plant serum. biologi.com.au
Gecko cordless rechargeable zapper lantern, $69.95. This cordless, solar powered portable zapper lantern can be recharged using natural sunlight through the solar panel, or via the supplied USB cable. Genius! Available from Bunnings Warehouse.
'Just one thing' wall hanging, $245 - $465. Available in two sizes, the digitally printed fabric features the abstract work of artist Belinda Marshall and is designed, printed, cut and sewn in Melbourne. belindamarshall.com
Original Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray, $27.45. This wave-enhancing styling spray contains Australian sea salt which texturises hair for a more defined shape. adorebeauty.com.au
Shadow box, $155. Handmade in Australia using local timbers, this is a fun retro-inspired way of displaying small items or decorating an empty wall space. senkkifurniture.com.au
Playa one-piece swimsuit, $150. Ideal for the Australian surf or if you’re hanging poolside. seapia.com.au
Journo shoulder bag, $299. This Australian luxury brand has in mind the woman on the move who is always in style. averyverse.com
Rose hand cream, $59. For a limited time, Jurlique’s best-selling hand cream is dressed for a special occasion in a unique box that captures the essence of the South Australian landscape. jurlique.com.au
Quarter round dining table, $3899. Designed and handcrafted in Maroochydore, the table features a splayed crossed leg design for maximum seating. rawsunshinecoast.com.au
Floral ruffle edged round cushion, $35. Made from organic cotton, this is perfect for decorating the bed, couch or reading nook. moonlitsleep.com
Authentic silk scarf, $99. The number of ways you can wear a beautiful scarf are limited only by your imagination. ivanascarves.com
Juice Fountain Cold XL, $449.95. Designed in Australia by the Breville design and innovation team, their latest model can make up to two litres of nutrient rich juice faster and quieter. Stockists, call 1300 139 798.