Behind Every Small Business There Is A Story
'You're Creating Change Through Mindful Buying'
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
First off - we are committed to offering you the best most delightful objects - to gift or give to yourself. If you are not happy please contact us and we will work with you to make it right.
OUR BRAND STANDS FOR:
Creativity - Sustainability - Real - True - You
Cherry and Cassandra – we had a ‘light bulb’ moment.
As business owners already, we considered what was best to offer you our customers. Ethically sourced products that we test and trial on ourselves and our pets. Products that support artisan makers and manufacturers with good employment and sustainability practices. We want to make the choice easy for you the customers - who don't have time to troll through 100s of products just to find the one that suits their ethics and needs.
Cassandra has been an adult educator and graphic designer/artist in her previous career - 'I love creating and offering pieces that are unique and images that are not mass produced. They are all designed in house to give you the buyer something different. When I source products quality and design difference is important. It's the small details that matter.
Cherry has owned and operated a number of successful businesses and is passionate about 'giving the customer the best'. She knows about supporting the customer by honouring her products and the quality.
We choose ethically sourced products because we believe ethical sourcing is a crucial part of ensuring and maintaining fairness and a safer, healthier world, for not only the maker but the buyer as well. Ethical sourcing means that we find products that are created in a responsible way, to the highest standard of ethical business practice.
Hand sourced and selected products that are long lasting and made by creatives. NO made in China, NO fast fashion, NO mass produced goods, LITTLE or NO plastics (except postal bags so your product arrives dry & clean). If we have to use plastics they are made from recyclable plastic.
We take into account both the social and environmental factors to ensure products, are obtained, made, and delivered in a way that treats people, cultures, and the environment fairly. These ethical practices create mindful creating and buying.
Sustainability has many meanings: being fair trade, organic, beautiful, eco-friendly, functional, durable, and kind to the planet. These are all values we feel strongly about at Truzealia.
These values create a cyclical culture; giving, receiving and working to create with love. We believe that by working together with artisans and small businesses who produce with environmental sustainability in mind, we are helping to not only support the artisan and small business but their culture and families as well.FAIR TRADE
The fair trade products we bring to you are part of a larger system, empowering creators in New Zealand and Australia. Fair trade means that safe and decent working conditions, stable prices, and fair, living wages are provided and honoured.
Supporting fair trade improves the quality of lives of creators, helps communities strengthen their businesses. This supports positive change in purchasing and creating.
When you buy handmade, you buy the work of the artisans who made your item using their time, their skills, and their careful creativity to make their own perfection.
There is always a greater story behind each handmade product- the techniques used to make it, the story of the maker and their creative journey. Choosing handmade not only provides valuable, direct income to makers, but it also helps to keep craft/handmade alive.
To give you unique products that meet your desire for conscious consumerism and that something special.
We all need to support quality lasting ethical makers. And the best part is with Truzealia you can create change through mindful buying.
We believe - Ethically made is for all - it's never boring - being ethical is simple
OUR DOGGY MODELS
MILLIE, SAFFRON & BOSTON - Gilded Pets