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Sustainability Mission

Our vision is to create a cabinetry manufacturing business that is totally sustainable with no waste going to landfill and powered fully by solar energy. Even our food scraps are being used for compost in the factory garden!

As at the start of 2020, we are running the business off 96% solar power and send approx 40% of our offcuts back to the manufacturer to be re-purposed and recycled into new particle board. We also recycle 100% of our soft plastics and cardboard waste diverting this away from landfill to be re-purposed and re-used. We’ve replaced all lighting with energy efficient LED lighting.

With these business changes and investments we are saving the equivalent of 22,057 litres of petrol per year / 25,068 kg of coal per year / planting 1,328 trees per year and this is just the beginning!

Our goal to 2030 is to find a solution to recycling MDF board or use a different substrate which can be recycled safely (we believe this is an industry wide issue because it isn’t currently able to be recycled safely) and to find a cost efficient solution to change our fleet from petrol/gas to electricity. Stay tuned for progress updates on our sustainability mission during 2020.


How to hygge your bedroom in 5 easy steps

Life can be pretty hectic. Whether it’s jobs, schools, children or sport we spend a lot of time rushing around between one task and the next. Because of the way we live, it’s really important that our homes provide a place of calm, comfort and serenity. Home is the one place we can happily snuggle up feeling cosy and secure, where we know we can be just ourselves surrounded by those closest to us. Finding the time to make your nesting space feel magazine-worthy is another matter entirely – and it can often become another source of stress just thinking about how to find the time to buy and organise everything you need to help you de-stress. Even reading that is stressful! If you are that person, you need some hygge in your life. It just doesn’t get any simpler.

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Wardrobes to fit or not?

Wardrobes: to fit, or not to fit?

Jostling for conversational space alongside Trump, Brexit and the latest Sea Eagles score-line, the great wardrobe debate continues to rage at any half-decent dinner party. Wardrobes: To fit, or not to fit?
If you’re thinking of planning a new home for your clothes and shoes any time soon and can’t decide the best way to give them the quality wardrobe surrounds they truly deserve, stay put. This is the article you have been waiting for.

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Shop local (and save the world)

We Aussies are known around the world for our fair-go attitudes, our relaxed way of life, and for the unwavering support we give to our local communities. We are all about quality over quantity, and commercial authenticity hugely impacts our shopping habits. There’s a pretty good reason why you don’t see many Starbucks surviving on the Aussie High Street. But this doesn’t all happen by accident. Here’s why it’s so important to think globally, but act locally to keep that Aussie individuality alive and kicking.

Money makes money

Simply ‘buying local’ has more knock-on effects than you might first think. The money we spend locally generally goes back into other small businesses creating a circular effect which fuels the local economy. This allows the immediate community to thrive and benefit – as well as generating more neighbourhood jobs. The competition and diversity injected from lots of small businesses stimulates innovation and helps keeps prices down.

Go green

Who doesn’t want to help save the world? It’s a no-brainer that if we buy products more locally it helps to reduce our carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. Being able to walk to local stores without getting in the car positively impacts the local air quality as well as traffic volumes, and by buying food locally we also help reduce the food miles involved transporting goods long distance.

Keeping it real

Big companies are all too often just faceless brands with big marketing budgets, answerable only to shareholders and board members. Local businesses are run by very real people with real families and real needs. These are the neighbours that you might meet on the street, these are the people who have actual visibility on your local area and the daily challenges you face as a community – and these are the people who are invested in your local area and community welfare.

Personal touch

The huge advantage of shopping locally is actually that personalised customer service we experience, something that only comes as a direct result of local market knowledge and understanding. Rather than stocking an inventory based simply on wider trends, locally you will find product that is geared to real community needs rather than off the shelf quick fixes. Local business owners have the knowhow and experience to deliver us bespoke solutions, as well as the personality and character to make our shopping experience one to remember and recommend.

Shaping the community

Rather than every High Street looking exactly the same, a sprinkling of local businesses helps to define and differentiate an area – which in turn helps shape the surrounding community. These individual businesses can contribute to improved tourism and financial wellbeing, as well as popularity and growth.

Solutions based

When it all goes a bit wrong, which sometimes it does, it makes so much more of a difference to have a friendly face to talk to rather than tackle an automated phone service – probably nowhere near where you actually purchased your product. This is how the true calibre of an organisation can be measured. It’s about prioritising real people over purse-strings, not just the end of year sales results.