Monday, August 23, 2010

Organic Newborn Skin Care - Little Pumpkin

We love to get to know the people behind the brands that we stock. Sascha and Suzannah have recently launched a luxurious organic skin care brand called Newborn Little Pumpkin with Little Pumpkin Tonics coming very soon. A range of the products are available at Mulberry Tree Organic and will also be added to some of our gift boxes as it makes a perfect gift. Here we asked the girls just a few questions to find out a little more about them.

Why did you choose an organic business?

We have always been motivated to develop benefit-driven, beautiful products and believe that natural, wild-crafted and organic ingredients offer the best quality, in the purest form - and therefore the best outcome possible. We also wanted to embrace the challenge of bringing an elegant, sophisticated product to the organic market.

We love rare and exotic ingredients that have distinctive aromas and that are highly functional, and consider it a vital part of the business to know as many of the producers personally and foster relationships directly. This ensures the highest quality, the most beautiful textures and aromas with the greatest benefits possible. Most importantly, it ensures the product integrity is maintained. We are also very conscious of the origins and production processes of the products we use and actively support fair trade operations, cruelty free production and boutique-sized artisan operations. For example, we select our organic shea butter not only for its superior quality, but also the support to the community programs where it is made. Its operation of women belonging to farming groups and co-operatives of northern Uganda and Southern Sudan, brought together through the Shea Project for Local Conservation and Development, a highly innovative new industry which reduces female labour, lifts women's incomes and directly benefits household food security. Additionally, when sourcing bees wax, the only non-vegetable ingredient used, it is sourced from a bee keeper in northern NSW who operates production with the highest degree of kindness and respect for the bees.

What makes you get up in the morning?

We're doing what we love! It's an opportunity for usto be creative, constantly challenged and most importantly, the opportunity to provide a premium product designed to genuinely benefit those who use it.

What do you love about your products?

We're inspired by the finest, purest ingredients purveyed from around the globe. We adore their exquisite aromas and decadent textures, and love the creative and technical challenge of combining such beautiful ingredients to create distinctive, benefit-driven collections.

What do you look forward to each day?

The challenge of being creative and entrepreneurial.

Who inspires you?

Artisans of all descriptions - their methodology, passion and techniques when creating distinctive high-quality wares.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Organic Newborn Skin Care Range

We are very excited to have found this beautiful range of organic skin care specifically created for newborns. Little Pumpkin range of products are 100% natural and pure, 70-98% organic and have been designed specifically to nurture and nourish the delicate skin of 0 to 3 month olds. Select from the range a perfect gift that will be treasured by any new mum or treat your baby to these luxurious potions, they smell and feel devine on the skin.
Using the finest natural ingredients purveyed from around the globe, these artisan creations are rich in phyto-nutrients, omega oils and vitamins that comfort, nurture and soothe.
The Arctic Berry Newborn Collection is inspired by Little Pumpkin’s Arctic berry complex – pure and nutritious. Developed utilising traditional artisan techniques, this complex features Arctic red raspberry, Arctic cranberry, Arctic lingonberry and Arctic blackcurrant, complemented by blueberry and blackberry oils. These exquisite ingredients have been selected for their renowned nourishing, protective and intense anti-oxidant properties, and are complemented with the anti-inflammatory properties of calendula and schisandra berries, and the calming properties of fine lavender.
Little Pumpkin’s signature Arctic Berry Newborn Collection is designed to facilitate bonding and provide comfort in the earliest months. The range is now available from our online store and we have the tonic range available in a couple of weeks so keep an eye out for them. They will include soothing baby bottom balm, calm baby balm and night time sniffle balm.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Organic Expo

Go green this August and tantalise your senses naturally at the Organic Expo & Green Show 2010. Now in its sixth year, Australia’s exciting organic and green living extravaganza returns to Sydney on the weekend of August 20-22.

There’s something for everyone at this year’s event at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour with delicious food tastings prepared by celebrity chefs, the latest advances in all-natural beauty treatments, gardening tips and organic wine to try.

This year’s Organic Expo & Green Show theme is ‘Paddock to Plate’ and offers the chance for Sydneysiders and visitors to catch cooking demonstrations by renowned celebrity chefs such as Kylie Kwong and Tobie Puttock as they show how to feed the family without blowing the budget by choosing food that is fresh, in season and produced with care.

Indulge all your senses as you wander through displays across seven natural living categories: Food & Beverage / Wine / Mother, Baby, Kids / Building, House and Garden / Health, Personal Care & Beauty / Professional Services / Fashion & Manchester.

With 180 exhibitors showcasing what’s fresh and best from the organic and green industry, there are attractions for all nature lovers this year:

For kids: The Organic Kids’ Fun Zone is back with baby farmyard animals to pet, veggies to plant and creepy crawlies from the garden to learn about. The ‘Dig Your Dinner’ school competition entrants will also be proudly displayed at the show.

For foodies: Celebrity chefs Kylie Kwong, Tobie Puttock, Simon Lawson, Samantha Gowing and Teresea Cutter will be at the demonstration stage cooking mouth-watering feasts and showing how easy it is to eat organically every day

For green thumbs: Gardening gurus Jerry Coleby-Williams and Costa Georgiadis will be on hand to ensure your garden is greener and tastier than ever

For beauty buffs: Sample luxurious pampering treatments and shop up an organic storm while beauty expert Carla Oates reveals how to custom-blend your own skincare products from ingredients in your fridge

For wine lovers: Don’t miss tastings on offer at The Organic Vineyard

For home makers: There’s a huge selection of sustainable homewares, building and garden products to deck your house out like a green oasis

• The Organic Expo & Green Show 2010 is held from August 20-22 (Friday August 20 is trade only) at Hall 1 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
• Opening times are:
Saturday August 21 – 10.00am-6pm
Sunday August 22 – 10.00am-5pm
• Entry prices:
Pre-purchased online General pass $13/ 2 Day pass $22
General Pass $16/ 2 Day pass $26
Concession $13/ Family (2+2) $56 / Under 12 free

For more information: Organic Expo