North East Tourist News

Essential elements for all products

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GATHER and Harvest owner, Lee Docherty, insists her products meet the five essential elements - Local, Handmade, Sustainabl­e, Creative and Ethical.

Lee establishe­d the business in 2018 in the beautiful High Country town of Mount Beauty where she lives and has a small part time team assisting her.

The lifestyle store and custombuil­t studio, sees Lee handcraft her own range of natural soaps, bath bombs and botanicall­y dye textiles, as well as candles, lip balms and teas.

North East Tourist News - Autumn 2021

Like-minded conscious consumers will find a range of beautiful lifestyle products which are carefully sourced from small, local producers right through to ethical and sustainabl­e makers across the globe, including Fairtrade women’s and children’s clothing from India.

Another ethical overseas product comes from Denpasar in Bali, where Ketut makes candle vessels for Gather and Harvest.

Ketut collects used champagne bottles from hotels, bars and resorts then cuts and sands them down into the beautiful and unique glasses. Each vessel takes considerab­le time and skill to create and is creating a positive change in Ketut’s life.

Ketut teaches her skills to other impoverish­ed women in Bali, so they too can make a difference in their own lives.

Locally, Gather and Harvest stock Gundowring ice cream and Billson’s cordial and sodas from Beechworth.

Gather and Harvest is committed to reducing waste and has a refill station for beauty and household products.

Bring in your own bottles to fill up or grab a refillable container in store.

Lee prides herself on finding unique items that you will love but won’t cost the earth and when COVID-19 restrictio­ns allow, workshops will be held for bath bomb and soap making.

You can follow Lee and the team on Facebook and Instagram, online at www.gatherandh­arvest.com.au or visit them 7 days a week in store.

As Lee says, “come in and visit, there is always something new to find.”

 ??  ?? CLEANING UP: Handmade soaps are made at the studio in Mt Beauty.
FROM FAR AND WIDE: Candle vessels are sourced from Bali where they are collected and sanded by impoverish­ed women.
CLEANING UP: Handmade soaps are made at the studio in Mt Beauty. FROM FAR AND WIDE: Candle vessels are sourced from Bali where they are collected and sanded by impoverish­ed women.
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