05/08

Australia It’sYour Time To Shine

By Geisha Bar

Australia might be the lucky country – but we are also a land of innovation and passion. This is reflected in our adoration of a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle that incorporates our stunning natural environment. Here are five Australian brands that are successfully bringing this lifestyle conviction to many other countries around the world. Australia, your star is in ascension.
• Aesop

Aesop is a skincare brand conceived by Dennis Paphitis in Melbourne in 1987. Products consist of plant and laboratory-created compounds, perfectly suited to the health-conscious and sensitive-skinned consumer. This has led to an intelligent range that continues to garner serious international attention and strong brand advocacy.
http://www.aesop.com
• T2
T2 is a tea company founded in Melbourne over 18 years ago by Maryanne Shearer. T2 provides a range that provides an inexplicably sublime experience. Flavours range from the beautifully-executed classics, right through to ground-breaking surprises. With stores across Australia and New Zealand – a recent expansion into London heralds exciting things for this brand.
http://www.t2tea.com
• Lorna Jane
Lorna Jane was established by Lorna Jane Clarkson in Brisbane in 1989. Clarkson sought to deliver clothing that inspired and motivated her gym peers. These designs easily transcend the gym-space – taking the consumer out into the world, and encourage confident, active participation in sunshine-filled activities.
http://www.lornajane.com.au
• kikki.K

kikki.K was launched over ten years ago when Kristina Karlsson found a niche in the stationery market she could service perfectly. The brand elegantly balances a Scandinavian aesthetic with constant devotion to increasing quality of lifestyle through stylish organisation.
http://www.kikki-k.com

• Camilla & Marc
Camilla and Marc was founded by Sydney siblings Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman in 2003. Design philosophy is at once cutting-edge, and engagingly classic. This initially established a covetable stable of international supporters rather quickly. The brand continues to impress with the inception of their more accessible and youthful C&M Camilla and Marc line.
http://www.camillaandmarc.com