Carousel Flora Design

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Rachel Thornton and Sally Rumble form Carousel Flora Design, a business encompassing floral design, styling, creative workshops and art-driven projects. Gathering and foraging for materials is the cornerstone of Carousel’s resourceful and sustainable philosophy and reflected in their unique and distinctive style, recognised by an award at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in 2010. [wpspoiler name=”Read More” closebtn=”Close”] They will be launching …

Velvet Ponies

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Velvet Ponies is a small boutique range of clothes for girls aged 2 – 10 years brought to The Fete by Charlotte Dillon. Based from her home in Marlborough Charlotte launched the Velvet ponies label in 2010. Having studied Fashion Design at Christchurch Polytechnic she went on to work in the fashion Industry in London. It has always been a …

Mt Grey Cheese

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Mt Grey Cheese was launched in July and is owned by Elizabeth French. It came about after several years making cheese in the kitchen then off to The New Zealand Cheese School to refine the methods and to scale up the production to a commercial enterprise. With Family help the factory produces soft to semi-hard cheese, including camembert, brie, a …

Coastal Cubes

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When Caroline first made a few pieces of simple furniture from solid macrocarpa for the family bach last summer, the idea of one day setting up a business to support her world ranked 17 year-old niece, Alpine ski racer Piera Hudson couldn’t have been further from her mind. With a desire to select furniture that was close to nature and …