Here at Koskela we want to stand with our community, which means our supporters and the artists and makers that we collaborate with. We understand that people are scared and may feel powerless given how this virus has permeated a sense of helplessness throughout society, but fear isn’t the only thing that’s infectious, so is hope, love and kindness.
Koskela is committed to supporting small business and artists in this trying time as it’s the little guys who suffer the most in times of crisis. Which is why we wanted to share with you our top ten new and classic product recommendations, which will not only bring brightness and joy into your home, but will support local Australian artists and makers.
- Troopy Travel Cup (exclusive to Club Koskela members):
The Troopy Travel Cup is a collaborative project with independent ceramicist Arcadia Scott and the Elcho Island Arts centre. Enjoy your WFH brew knowing that proceeds go back to the art centre and independent ceramicist Arcadia Scott.
Seljak is an inspired business run by two sisters who produce all their blankets from recycled materials. For every 10 blankets sold, Seljak send one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. So invite a piece of luxury into your home, because this brand does more than just keep you cosy in WFH environments.
Koskela Bean Bags:
We all need to take a moment to ourselves right now, and reclining on a bean bag seems like a pretty comfortable way to do it. Ethically made in Australia, our bean bags are now available in water-resistant nomad canvas for the outdoors.
Seeing as you'll be spending so much time at home, you may as well re-decorate! These colourful Tjanpi baskets from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council is a social enterprise that supports women in remote Central Australian deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.
Mavis Ganambarr Pig & Gloreen Campion Echidna:
Need a WFH companion? This cute little bush pig is from Elcho Island Arts and is handmade by Mavis Ganambarr using rainbow pandanus and bush string. It's prickly friend the Ngarrbek (Echidna), is from Maningrida Arts and Culture centre by artist Gloreen Campion, made from pandanus and wood.
Addition Studio Australian Native Body Scrub:
Addition Studio believe that you can create a calm, healthy and creative existence by performing daily rituals which nourish your mind and body. This beautiful body scrub was created with this in mind. Made in Australia, it harnesses the cleansing powers of our beautiful natives.
Baina Cove Bath Towel and Clovelly Hand Towel:
Cove and Clovelly are organic cotton, clay-coloured towels featuring a curved, architecturally inspired ribbed panel detail. Baina is an Australian brand, made ethically in Portugal. An inviting, soft cocoon to wrap yourself in after washing off the day.
Set the mood in your work from home set-up with these vessels of sensory explosion. Australian made, and designed using native botanicals from iconic Australian locations. Social distancing might be keeping you away from Bondi Beach, so why not bring it you?
Having a dinner party with your fellow social distancing housemates? Why not amp it up with these inspired ceramics from coveted Australian ceramicist Malcom Greenwood. Handmade with love.
General Sleep PJ’s:
Who would have thought you could work from home in comfort and still look chic? Thanks to General Sleep’s sustainably sourced cotton-linen pj’s, now available in navy, you can! Shop with confidence knowing that you’ll be supporting a small Australian business, which have social initiatives in place to ethically support the weavers in India and honour their traditional handloom techniques.