Find Roquwood on Instagram, or meet the maker at the Makers & Shakers on Saturday 14 October at the Marrickville Town Hall.

Nick Bickford was a winemaker based in Melbourne who moved his young family to Mclaren Vale some years ago and started developing Roquwood; an eco-business focusing on heirloom quality homewares. Nick has also branched into home organic gardening and even green-focused home decor. Roquwood is heavily centred around the idea that if the everyday things consumers choose to use are environmentally authentic; they can serve as daily reminder that it’s our small choices that start to make a difference.

The core range of homewares are striking in their design; radiating the ancient reclaimed timbers they are made from, and heavily inspired by the Scandinavian and Japanese value of ‘Things’: natural materials that feel beautiful, and the importance of useful longevity, attractive, minimal green packaging is there to make them thoughtful for gifting as well. The whole business has an ethic of causing the least amount of ecological harm as possible. If any synthetic materials can be avoided; they are; with a primary goal of ensuring all items they offer have as much of a ‘cradle-to-crade’ core as possible, yet heirloom quality longevity is also a prime essence in the products. All aspects of packaging and business framework reflect these same values.

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