Artists and creatives from Australia and around the world.



I've known about Bindle for some time now thanks to the amount of Australian blogs that have fallen head over heels for them. But I was reminded again about them after the Blog Society launch on the weekend, as the goodie bag had a bindle card in it. So I looked further into the background of what a Bindle is and was delighted to read that Catherine, Bindle's director, carefully selects every part of each Bindle from local Australian creatives and artisans. How could I not share them on my blog when they support up & coming Australian artisans!!

Q. What is Bindle?
A. Bindle is an eco gift service that blends sustainability with style. Bindle engages local artisans to produce Australian, hand-made, tailored gift packages. There are Bindles for every occasion and every part of the creation is Australian - the products within them; the boxes that contain them; the hands that wrapped them.

Q. How did you come to start Bindle?
A. I faced an ever-recurring small nightmare of trying to find inspired gifts for friends and family for milestone occasions. A combination of local produce becoming less and less a feature in gift purchases, my creative impulses needing an airing, and in spying a niche in the market I decided to take the plunge and Bindle was born.

Q. What is your background and has that helped in the creation of Bindle?
A. I believe all experiences carve a path in some way, some more obvious than others. So I suppose my studies in Landscape Architecture takes the shape of creativity and relative roles in the IT world have contributed to the more practical side of business? Possibly clutching at straws here!

Q. Where did you find out about the local artisans work that are included in each Bindle?
A. I trawled markets, gourmet food delis, design stores and glued myself to the internet to find items that fit the shape and mold of the concepts i wanted to present. However, the stories behind the artisans work and the relationships i have built with individuals has been very significant in selection of different products.

Q. Why do you think it's important to support local artisans?
A. We are all witnessing the world becoming a lot smaller due to globalisation, and local producers suffering as a result. I am passionate about communicating and promoting the talented individuals at our doorstep. The personality and creativity they invest in different areas of trade bring life to gifts. It’s the inter-relationships that make each Bindle unique. The artisans, farmers, families, friends, and recipients. Each experience and exchange influences the final product both in a physical and in an attitudinal one. 

Q. Who are 5 of your favorite current Australian artisans?
A. This is such a difficult question...
MelbourneRooftop Honey, Treehorn Design, Tufts ceramics, Full of Grace Granola, and Tinker Printink. Behind all of these beautiful products are amazing people with infectious enthusiasm.

Q. What are your top resources for inspiration on Australian design?
A. Design Blogs, markets, Design Made Trade, and visiting the artisans studio’s in person.

Q. What’s the style of your home interior?
A. Eclectic. Everything means something.

Q. Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
A. In a welcoming home with lots of stories to tell, a herb garden, and giggling children at my feet.

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