One sister has a backyard beehive, the other a passion for patterns and fabric and it was the combination of these individual interests that led to the creation of Sustainable Wraps. We up-cycled the remnants of the one sisters quilting stash and used the byproduct of the other sisters honey production to create our first batch of beeswax Wraps for one of our children's school fairs. The popularity and interest in the product and the enjoyment gained from adult sisters being able to spend time together making Sustainable Wraps has led us to where we are now; selling them at markets, online, and stocking both local and international organic grocery and homewares stores.
What drives us? We were born and raised in northern Tasmania on a remote self-sustainable farm and have always appreciated the need to look after our environment. While we both now love calling our urban jungle Melbourne home, we still have a love for gardening and sustainable practice.
We are acutely aware of environmental issues. Every year over 6 million tonnes of rubbish are dumped into the oceans world wide, 80% of which is plastic. The majority of plastic waste is made up of food packaging and plastic bags. If we can reduce our plastic consumption we are one step closer to a greener cleaner planet.