Anytime is the best time to shop sustainably and ethically, and with Christmas coming up now’s the time to shop with purpose at beautiful store NASH + BANKS.
Get your Christmas list together and head to luxury online store NASH + BANKS for ethical goods and gifts this year. Their website offers a rolling curation of sustainable brands and organic goodies from passionate business owners. The majority of items are also Australian made.
With 3500+ products including home décor, beauty, accessories and gifts (with luxury gift box curation and gift wrapping services), there’s something for everyone – and no easier way to shop!
They’ve also opened a beautiful flagship store down in Avalon on the Northern Beaches, so if you love a shopping expedition for quality ethical products pop them on your must-visit list.
“We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to touch, feel and experience our amazing products in a tactical and sensory way,” says NASH + BANKS founder Niccii Kugler in regards to the store. “And it gives our team the opportunity to share the incredible brand stories with our customers in a really personal way.”
Niccii, who previously worked for an NGO in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, dedicates lots of time to sourcing, researching and vetting products to ensure they align with at least one of the business’s eight core values: ethical, sustainable, minimal waste, vegan, upcycled, giving back, organic and artisan.
“Our focus is on discovering (largely Australian) brands created by passionate founders, innovators and artisans dedicated to producing ethically, sustainably and consciously,” Niccii says.
Recognisable brands like Outland Denim, Cloth & Co and Among Equals stand next to emerging Australian brands including ILIO NEMA (a sustainable fashion label that launched last October).
“Every product is chosen because it resonates with me in one way or another,” says Niccii who started the business after discovering the increasing cost to the planet of overconsumption.
“A few products that I am crushing on at the moment include our ESCAPE bags by Forestbound (the ultimate weekend getaway bag), the delicious Hot Chilli Oil by boutique Melbourne brand Little Greeves (YUM!), my ILIO NEMA Pollux Maxi Dress (worn as a jacket with a pair of Outland Denim ZOE’s underneath) and the scrumptious Odesse solid perfume fragrances (my pick is Deep Orchid).”
“I love connecting with the people behind the product and feel honoured to share their stories,” says Niccii. Visitors to the online store can read these wonderful stories via Niccii’s Journal on the website.
NASH + BANKS also launched a monthly Meet-The-Maker series at the Avalon store where artisans share their stories and skills with the community. Past events include Whiskey & Leather nights with artisan shoemaker Atelier Stefani and The Balvenie to a Trunk Show where hatmaker Laura Hall from PHYLLi Designs made custom hats for customers.
On Sunday 4th December from 2pm they celebrate their first birthday at the Avalon store with a DJ, food, drinks and fun. For those who can’t make it there’s 10% off online at www.nashandbanks.com using the code BIRTHDAY10 (Code only valid for December 4, 2022).
They’re also launching corporate and curated gifting which will be super helpful at this time of year!
Visit NASH + BANKS’ website or Avalon shop to browse and discover at your leisure and if anything catches your eye, the team are happy to share the story behind that product with you.
You can also enjoy doing your Chrissy shopping with NASH+BANKS knowing that $2 from every sale gets donated in partnership with i=Change to support life-changing projects on women’s empowerment and the environment.
NASH + BANKS
Address: Shop 1, ‘Angophora Arcade’, 55 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm