Read the story behind Stylehaus Boutique's choice for our new compostable mail bags. On your next purchase your goodies will be arriving in this beautifully designed compostable mail bag.
We are excited to announce that upon purchasing these bags, 20% of the sale of our purchase is donated to the Children"s Ground Organisation led by Aboriginal communities.
We feel good knowing that we can support and make a difference in our community while being mindful of our impact on the environment and helping reduce the number of plastic bags entering our landfills and oceans.
Yay to us and yay to you lovely customers for supporting our small business!!
Read more below:
FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE HOME-COMPOSTABLE MAILERS
Our first Indigenous designed home-compostable mailers, in collaboration with Yarli Creative (Madison Connors), supporting Children's Ground.
We created these mailers to support First Nations history and celebrate Indigenous culture in Australia. Our vision, together with Children's Ground, is for First Nations people in Australia to achieve their aspirations for their children to enjoy a life of opportunity, strong cultural identity, and personal wellbeing by having voice and agency over their social, cultural, political and economic future.
20% of proceeds from the sale of these mailers goes directly to Children's Ground.
ARTWORK STORY - WALA CONNECTIONS
To Aboriginal peoples across our continent, wala (Yorta Yorta word for water) is life. On such a dry country, fresh wala is vital. This piece represents the important history our waterways share with us. It reflects our intergenerational knowledge and families cultural exchange.
The way of life for Aboriginal peoples was centred around ensuring the use of all resources was sustainable, and wala is a significant part of that balance. Wala connects and interconnects with the land, with the plants, animals and the air we breathe. To keep our country healthy and safe, Aboriginal peoples ensure that all elements are protected.
Wala shares messages and memories. There are sacred sites throughout our rivers and other waterways. The calmness of our wala for me now holds me grounded and content, it helps me to be present yet reminisce. It reminds me that my ancestors are here and are guiding me.
Madison Conners is a proud Yorta Yorta (Wolithica clan), Dja Dja Wurrung (Moomnom Gunditj Bee clan) and Gamilaroi woman. She was born and grew on her Kannygoopna (Shepparton) meaning the place in the river where big fish are caught. Madison is an artist, a human rights advocate, and a mother of two. Her business, Yarli Creative, is a coming together of her yarka (children), her yakapna (family) and her mulana (spirit).
“My identity is what drives me. It’s something that is within me and comes from the heart. My connection to my environmental surroundings is my blood line and vein to this country and the community which runs deep within. I come from a strong line of women and am following in their footsteps; I aim to embody their full form on this earth and strive to make my mob proud of the work that I create and achieve.”
20% OF PROCEEDS GO TO CHILDREN'S GROUND
CHILDREN’S GROUND IS AN ORGANISATION LED BY ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES. WE ARE CREATING A NEW FUTURE FOR CHILDREN FILLED WITH PROMISE, HOPE AND EMPOWERMENT.
They work with children, families and communities that face the greatest exclusion and live with injustice and disadvantage every single day.
This is Australia’s greatest humanitarian failure and it is preventable.
It looks and feels a hellavalot like plastic, but it's not. Not even close. It is a 100% home-compostable shipping mailer and is made from 70-80% PBAT (a co-polymer that is completely compostable) and 20-30% PLA (which is a fancy way of saying cornstarch).
In a commercial compostable environment, it will break-down within 90 days. At home, it may take up to 120 days.
Australia: Home Compostable (AS5810) and Commercially Compostable (AS4736)
International: Home Compostable (EN13432) and Commercially Compostable (EN13432)