The Homegrown Edit
Six of our favourite fashion, food and beauty items designed to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling that only homegrown, homemade and locally crafted products can.
Published 10 August

After getting your fix of cult Japanese homewares at MUJI and adding the latest Spanish-designed statement piece to your wardrobe courtesy of Zara, it’s time to revisit the tastes and textures of home. From leather luggage in earthy tones to eucalyptus-infused skincare, here are six items guaranteed to boost your appreciation of Australian innovation and flavour.

Ross Weekender | Saba
Sharp tailoring and well-made basics are always a given at Saba. Simultaneously stylish and understated, the enduring Melbourne-born label is all about effortless-looking ensembles. Made from vegetable-tanned leather, this wax-finished bag is all the justification you need to get planning your next weekend getaway.

The Australian Collection | Haigh’s Chocolates
Haigh’s has been supplying Australia with premium chocolate for over a century, leaving you with the challenge of choosing from more than 250 varieties. Each meticulously crafted chocolate in this 18-piece giftbox has been given a distinctively Australian spin, with highlights including the milk chocolate wattleseed crunch and dark chocolate quandong.

Australian Bush Herbs | Gewürzhaus
This ground spice mix from the home cook’s paradise that is Gewürhaus combines a range of homegrown goodies including lemon myrtle, bush tomato and native thyme. If you want to elevate your bread, scones and stews to a whole new tier of deliciousness, this is for you.

Outback Mate Soap | Lush
Scented with bracing eucalyptus, lemongrass and peppermint, this energising and environmentally friendly soap will transport you to the bush and do its part to save it too.

Flower-shaped Cast-iron Casserole | Le Creuset
However delectable your family recipes may be, it’s safe to say that any lamb stew, beef curry, pumpkin soup or pasta sauce batch can benefit from a few hours of simmering away in a cast-iron pot from cookware specialist Le Creuset. This playful ombré pink casserole looks like fun and delivers with premium functionality.

Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub | Mecca Maxima
Not satisfied leaving the intoxicating aromas of coffee in the kitchen? Neither was the team behind Australia’s most coveted all-natural body scrub. When it comes to beauty products that smell good enough to eat, this antioxidant-rich coffee scrub with coconut oil and nourishing jojoba is top of the list.

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