At Thinking of You Gift, we are passionate about supplying ethically sourced products. That means we handpick suppliers that showcase great Australian made products and cleverly crafted international wares.
It’s so important to us that our suppliers and manufacturers treat their employees fairly in accordance with local laws, both in terms of the wages they pay their employees and the working hours and conditions for their employees. We are really proud of the quality products that line our shelves and we know you’ll love them as much as we do!
Here are some of our great suppliers.
Our bunting is screen printed by Freya on upcycled fabrics. It is our signature gift and can be designed around your personalised message or the child’s name. We have the alphabet ready and waiting to be pieced at your request and can be delivered the same day if you call in the morning. Once a year invite the community to join Freya and foster her love of sewing at our annual sewing bee to sew the individual pennants.
Design your own or choose from our pre-made inspiartions.
KELLYS CANDY CO _ Sweets
Kellys Candy Co. is a family owned Australian manufacturer based in Brisbane since 1981. They hand make their products utilising traditional confectionery techniques whilst using predominantly Australian ingredients. They take great pride in their history and are passionate about the quality of their products. When you buy a Kellys Candy Co. product, you are supporting a wholly Australian owned family business and local jobs.
HEART and HANDS – Dolls and Cats
Giving support to Compassion Australia, Global Mission Partners, Urban Neighbours of Hope and Mission Without Borders. They are a group of women who work towards making a difference for families world-wide who are caught in the web of poverty. Even in some small way, we can all make a difference! Check out their Handmade Dolls in the Soft Toys section.
Afropacific’s motto is “trade not aid”. Emancipation comes from self-sufficiency and independence and a sense of self-worth. They value trading with the people of the Upper East Region of Ghana. By purchasing these products, they don’t just help empower these talented artisans, but also contribute to sustainable development, preserving traditional skills and promoting ethically produced goods and work practices.
MY SOUTH AMERCIAN SHOP- Alpaca blankets, shawls and scarves
MYSA works with indigenous families in the north of Ecuador to bring colourful, often still hand‐made products. MYSA has witnessed the difference this can make, with basic home improvements (such as a tiled floor and a proper kitchen) and affordability of university education just some examples of how our arrangements are win‐win.
ODD PEARS- socks
Odd Pears came about from a desire to be a company of substance and character, a global citizen. They may be ‘just another sock company’ (highly debatable because we’re too awesome) but they’re passionate about making a difference in the global community and helping the planet in general. Odd Pears operates a program called One Pear, One Dollar. For every Pear purchased $1 is donated to help fund a charity that is making the world a better place.
Based in Lismore, SoapBiz produces handmade, naturally fragranced soaps that are both beautiful to use and kind to your skin. They are vegetable-based and use essential oils and fragrances to create a number of gorgeous scents. When you buy a soap from SoapBiz, you support workers employed through Multitask.
KENANA KNITTERS- soft toys
Kenana Knitters is dedicated to supporting the local community by empowering over 500 rural Kenyan women to knit a brighter future for themselves and their families. They are committed to paying fair wages and to creating high quality, organic products which are environmentally friendly. They use both AZO free dyes and natural plant dyes from plants grown in the area, which add vibrant and colourful depth to designs.
TAMBO TEDDIES- teddy
Created in Outback Queensland, Tambo Teddies are tenderly crafted from 100% woollen sheepskin, truly an Australian hand-made product. For an extra special gift, check out our soft and cuddly teddy bears.
BAREFOOT- soft toys
Barefoot products are designed in Sri Lanka. Every item is specially designed for Barefoot and is made either by workers at home or by local artists and craftsmen using eco-friendly dyes. There are no factories and no production lines; each worker is responsible for the quality of his or her final product.
RESINATE DESIGNS – jewellery
Resinate Designs was established by local Melbourne-based designer Tracey Talko in 2004, offers a range of distinctive and unique mens, womens and girls resin jewellery pieces. Each piece is handcrafted and unique. Check out our range of bracelets, necklaces and earrings for young women.
OCK POP TOK-jewellery
Founded in 2000 by Englishwoman Joanna (Jo) Smith and Laotian Veomanee (Veo) Douangdala, Ock Pop Tok (meaning “East Meets West” in Lao) uses the principles of fair trade and sustainable business practices. Brightly coloured cotton balls and beads create stunning one of a kind necklaces.