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October 21, 2019

A Bowerbird Christmas – good gifts that won’t kill the planet

Tick off your list without ticking off the planet.

  • Words: Alyssa Cairo

With Christmas creeping-up on us quicker than we’d like to admit, we’re looking to get ahead this year and find some presents for people that are more than obligatory tokens of our sincere affection.


Bowerbird Design Market

1 – 3 November
Fri: 4pm ’til 9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am ’til 5pm

Adelaide Showground

In partnership with Bowerbird Design Market we’ve gone and found 10 designer makers from their upcoming 1-3 November market who all make useful goods for people who care about the environment.





Apiary Made

Handcrafted lifestyle goods derived from beehives to kick the single-use plastic habit. Apiary Made’s range includes Beeswax + Organic Cloth Food Wraps, Jelly Bush Honey Skincare and beeswax candles.



Colour Coded

Bold and distinctive clothing that has a positive impact on the community and the environment. Each collection is designed and made in Melbourne from natural fibres. You’ll want to get in quickly because each collection is produced in limited runs.




Etikette Candles

Simplistic, hand-poured, natural soy-wax candles set in classic amber glassware. The range includes specialty fragrances from Espresso to Coconut + Lime with each scent named for a place in South Australia. As far as we know, Etikette is the only candle company offering a recycling program where you can return your jars for them to be refilled!



High Tea with Mrs Woo

Designs that have a little drama, but are highly wearable – High Tea with Mrs Woo is the collaboration of three sisters designing eloquent, timeless (yet, eye-catching) clothing and accessories with natural fibre fabrics.




Ipsa Designs

Handmade jewellery of simple beauty and charm that stems from a love of nature and a desire to use natural, recycled and locally sourced materials. Made from recycled wood, these are the perfect editions to any jewelry box or trinket tray.





Using traditional techniques and sustainable processes to create artisan jewellery, Jika integrates contemporary design for those seeking to express themselves, without compromising their eco values.



Naked Bamboo Clothing

Capsule wardrobe essentials that both look and feel amazing can be hard to come by. Naked Bamboo Clothing uniquely brings together classic style and quality to create long lasting wardrobe essentials that you’ll never want to take off.



Sweet Nola

Created to provide natural, cruelty free products that are not only nourishing on the skin, but also gentle on the environment. These soaps and body products are free from artificial colours and fragrances.




Truth Cosmetics

Cruelty-free, vegan, chemical-free and organic skincare made from a blend of 100% pure essential oils and plant ingredients. The range spans from muscle balms to face lotions to shaving soap, so there really is something for everyone.




Handcrafted, innovative designs made from recycled wine barrels for the environmentally conscious adventurer, because who doesn’t enjoy a touch of luxury when dancing barefoot at WOMAD?




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