ReMaterialise was born out of a desire to create a cleaner, greener, plastic free planet by providing quality NZ Made reusable alternatives to disposable plastic.
Originally the business was mainly about recycling single use plastic bags into reusable bags and other accessories. Each bag is made out of 40 recycled plastic bags and last for years! Fi's bags have been sent all over the world and are highly sought after for their unique nature and durability.
The business has slowly evolved to include other unique ways to help people say NO to disposable plastic.
Beeswax Food Covers is another of those products, designed and handmade in Auckland New Zealand by Fi Leaning in her home studio.
Fi lives with partner Korin in rural Auckland and their two children.
Madeleine Ritchie skincare traces its proud heritage to the ancient spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England.
It was 1963 when Mrs Hylda Conway (Madeleine’s mother) first started making honey based creams from natural recipes discovered by her beekeeping husband.
In 1982, Madeleine Ritchie began to make the skincare products in New Zealand under the HoneyCreme brand. The formulas were enriched with pure NZ honey, local plant botanicals and pure NZ spring water. Madeleine pioneered the development of the world’s first skincare to contain Manuka Honey in 1988. And so the honeycreme story began, made of entrepreneurship and creativity, elegance and craftsmanship.
As a follow-up to our post about our wonderful Head Elephant, Lisa Caughey, we thought it might be a good idea to actually show you how the House looks these days. And if you're tempted by what you see, you should know that it's so much better in real life....
Working from her home studio workshop, Jan Cockell uses porcelain clay to make various shaped bowls, vases and boxes incorporating the universal patterns of nature carved, pierced and imprinted into the soft clay. The pieces are then dried, bisque-fired and then glazed with a matte white glaze.
The pieces are sprayed with oxide washes, although sometimes other glazes are used to produce different finishes. Crushed glass is then used to achieve subtle colour variations which come to life when fired in a kiln.
Jan is strongly influenced by the beauty of her bush surroundings, the beaches and the sea in the area she lives. Each handcrafted piece is unique and gorgeous to look at, which is probably why they make such popular gifts!
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