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A bit about me …
I'm Helen, a Brit from the sunny UK, married to an Aussie who I met during my working holiday in Oz. Fast forward 13 years and I’m still here and now we have 2 little Aussies (complete with Aussie accents, but I make them pronounce their T’s) called Poppy and Daisy, now 8 and 10!
Hubby and I spent 10 years in metropolitan Melbourne and finally made the move to live the dream in The Sunshine Coast to be close to his family.
Being a Brit I never knew that one day I’d be living the life as if I was on the set of Home and Away! It's truly amazing and I’m grateful every day to be able to step out of our bedroom and into my own pool for a morning dip or go to the beach whenever we want.
So how did Poppy & Daisy Designs come about I hear you ask?
At the heart of Poppy and Daisy Designs lies the desire to celebrate life’s special moments with mother nature in mind.
Just like you, we know sustainability is not a fad, but the future. This desire along with our passion for creative design is what sparked our plastic free eco gifts for children.
I had a lightbulb moment for eco-conscious gifts after hosting Poppy and Daisy’s birthday parties in 2019.
I was hit in the face with plastic, plastic and more plastic. Not only from the packaging for the party supplies, (why a candle or birthday badge needs to be sold in a plastic bag is beyond me), but I was also overwhelmed by the amount of solid plastic waste that came with the gifts they received.
I’m not talking about the actual toy, but all the unnecessary solid packaging.
Even the gifts that were craft-based came with loads of plastic.
Piled up in our lounge-room in-front of me it was so obvious – we need sustainable options for gifting.
I got thinking about the alternatives on the market for 5 to 12 year-olds…
My mind went blank. Other than books or movie tickets, I could not think of fun, exciting gifts that were not harmful to the environment. There’s plenty of beautiful eco gifts for babies and toddlers, but not for older children like Daisy and Poppy.
I also cast my mind back to my childhood and realised it involved a lot less plastic, less technology and a lot more hands-on creativity, and imaginative nature play.
I want to create similar experiences for Poppy, Daisy and other children – to inspire little creative minds.
I know I’m not the only parent with these concerns, so I decided to create the solution with our new eco-gifts and party bags. I’m sooo proud of our expanding range, and can't wait to see it go from strength to strength.
I’m so excited to be part of the sustainability solution, and hope you join me too.