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Katherine Smyth ceramics. Picture / Instragram.

• Katherine Smyth
One-off ceramic tableware in soft pastel glazes.

• Island Gelato
Waiheke gelato handmade by Ana Schwarz and Geoff Tippett from local ingredients. The seasonal plum flavour is the stone fruit bomb.

• Lorimer Handmade Knives
Kitchen knives made from folded layers of iron and steel that pack more than a punch.

• Petalhead
Botanic beauty products made in Muriwai harnessing the power of NZ plants, oils and flowers, with no bad stuff added.

• Penny Sage
Hand-dyed silk slips with hand-blocked prints by Bagru textiles in India, coats with handmade buttons.

• Aotea Tonics
Handbrewed tonics inspired by traditional Maori remedies, made using native leaves picked on Great Barrier Island.

• Wundaire
Earthy stoneware clay by ceramicist Felicity Lydia Donaldson, who makes pieces for local cafes like Muck, Ceremony and more.

• Marta Buda
Linen, cotton and raw hemp bags hand-woven on a table loom and finished by hand.

• Houston Design Co.
Ceramics handmade by Holly Houston, with black sand from West Coast beaches mixed into the clay.

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