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Our luxe bath products are for the modern woman who knows that me-time is essential for success. All Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free Accredited, Made in Australia.
WHAT MAKES SOAK SOCIETY STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?
Our new BathDew is launching, it’s an organic bubble bath with a vegan collagen (Larch Tree extract) and magnesium! This will be out mid-August in stores and online. We are also about to launch into QT Sydney, bathroom amenities in every room.
What we do differently is really great customer service (I pride myself on it) and also creating the first organic bubble bath in Australia that is targeted at women instead of babies/children. That I can find anyway!
WHAT’S TRENDING IN BEAUTY?
Self-care and ‘wellness’ in general is still a trend that is gaining more traction (especially big brands catching on). Eg. #selfcaresunday and #metime as trends. I still think our Rose soak is trending too but I might be wrong?! Also our new bubble bath is shimmery, I created that way so it would look great in photos and is on trend. Ie. Frank Body shimmer scrub and the highlighter makeup trend!
Graphic driven jewellery focussing on colours, pattern and design.
WHAT MAKES SCOOPS DESIGN STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?
Scoops Design is made in Surry Hills, Sydney and appeals to ladies who love interesting, unique jewellery pieces that are informed by avant-garde design.
WHAT’S TRENDING IN ACCESSORIES?
The biggest emerging trends are bold statement earrings and ‘Post Memphis’ design style. My customers are loving wooden jewellery that is made from recycled plywood with an emphasis on strong colours – hot pink, cyan, bright yellow, green and black.
Casa e Cucina is proud to be the exclusive distributor for Zafferano handmade glass and dinnerware in Australia and New Zealand, bringing our love of Italy and great Italian design into your hearts and homes.
WHAT MAKES CASA E CUCINA STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
We are making Zafferano handmade glass and tableware available in this part of the world for the very first time. The Esperienze wine glass is world famous and used by Vin Italy and other leading wine authorities for its aesthetic appeal and technical excellence. The coloured glass collections are unique in their colours and designs, reminiscent of vintage Murano styles but with a modern interpretation. We are seeking to develop the brand in hospitality.
WHAT’S TRENDING IN INTERIORS
Customers love the retro/vintage colours of the coloured glass tumblers to finish their table settings with a distinctive mise en place that allows them to express their personality and style. This trend is being led by hospitality… dining out has become much more than what we eat or drink it is about the whole experience. Zafferano has been working with hospitality for over 15 years researching and developing new products that lead the industry in Europe in style and innovation. We are starting to see interest here as they follow the lead from Europe. Great food has to be seen on beautiful dinnerware and great wine has to be enjoyed in beautiful glasses.
The other trend seen in all the magazines is handmade dinnerware – especially black. The Zafferano MAGMA range is handmade in Portugal and has a very organic matt black look and feel.
Theseeke uses natural plant based ingredients to create simple, clean skincare. All of our products are made in small handcrafted batches in Sydney Australia.
WHAT MAKES THESEEKE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
We are continually researching new ingredients to provide the most cutting edge plant based active ingredients as well as those natural ingredients that are tried and true. Our products are vegan, uncomplicated – plus our beautiful minimalist packaging look chic in any bathroom.
WHAT’S TRENDING IN BEAUTY
The continuing transition of consumers craving organic, sustainable beauty that delivers results. More and more people are realising that a healthy lifestyle is not complete without a ‘green’ beauty bag.
Accessorising your world with handmade, vegetable tanned leather goods, using the finest premium raw materials combined with skilled craftsmanship.
WHAT MAKES STITCH & HIDE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?
We believe it’s the leather we use along with the simplicity of our designs. Our designs are timeless, classic, stylish and have longevity. We also go to great lengths to ensure our products are made with highest respect for the makers, environment and our beloved customers. All our products are fair trade, handmade, vegetable tanned, eco-friendly and sustainable.
We have some very exciting releases coming up including our new washed leather collection, new spring collection plus a few new additional pieces that will expand the range…. but we cannot reveal just yet – you’ll have to wait and see!
WHAT’S TRENDING IN ACCESSORIES?
We are loving the exploration of new colours, textures and finishes in leather products and are expecting 2018 to bring even more variety. Washed leather has been one of the big trends of this year and we are loving it! Using premium quality veg-tanned leather, our washed leather gives off that uniquely ‘worn’ look and has incredible soft ‘hand feel’. We’ve also had amazing early feedback on the upcoming release of our Spring designs particularly on our new back pack and hip bag!
Beautiful scarves for every journey, every day.
WHAT MAKES DOG&BOY STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?
dog&boy is about creating timeless elegance. When I started to design for dog&boy, I didn’t just want to ‘make scarves’. For me personally, whenever I had bought a scarf, it was because I had connected with it somehow beyond just colour or design; it made me feel good. I wanted to create this same experience, a connection, for the customer, of something simple yet beautiful to their everyday and make them feel good. Every scarf design is unique, and every design tells a story of simple moments of joy or beauty in time that we so often overlook with our busy lives.
WHAT’S TRENDING IN FASHION?
Traditionally part of the winter wardrobe, scarves are stepping out becoming more fashion accessory than practical function.
Our new kerchief size this season, is a 70cm x 70cm square in gorgeous cotton-silk is perfect this spring-summer styled ubiquitously in classic nonchalant French sophistication – around the neck with a collared shirt; wrapped around the wrist for something a little different, or on those hot summer beach days it is the perfect headband.
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