The 3 Must-Have Antipodean Brands to Bring Back from Down Under

The 3 Must-Have Antipodean Brands to Bring Back from Down Under

With Holly about to move back to the UK after living in New Zealand, Eden is using the opportunity to ask her for some space in her luggage to bring back three of her must-haves from down under.  

The excitement of having a friend return from an overseas adventure is hard to beat. When it's someone like Holly, who's been living in New Zealand for the last 7 years, I can’t help but give her a list of goodies for her to bring back with her. 

While New Zealand is known for its stunning landscapes and Australia for its sandy beaches - they also have a burgeoning fashion scene with some incredible local brands and quality products. So here’s my wish list to Holly to squeeze into her bags… 

1. Kowtow - The Perfect White T-Shirt

Kowtow is a sustainable fashion brand based in Wellington, New Zealand, that has been making waves in the fashion industry with its commitment to ethical and eco-friendly practices. Their collection of clothing is minimalist yet stylish, and it's perfect for those who appreciate the beauty of a well-made, high-quality wardrobe staple.

The standout piece I’m asking Holly to bring back is the Kowtow White T-Shirt. Known for its impeccable craftsmanship and timeless design, this white t-shirt is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Whilst great for your everyday wardrobe, it’s the perfect tee to pack for a sunny holiday too. I’ll be styling mine with cut off shorts and flowing striped trousers for my next trip. Plus, the fact that it's made from organic cotton ensures that it's not only fashionable but also environmentally conscious.

Classic white t from Kowtow

2. Fiola Rose Swimwear 

Fiola Rose, originating from the beaches of Sydney, Australia, is all about capturing the essence of summer in its swimwear collections. Founder Fiola, a busy, multi tasking Mum, favours timeless elegance over fleeting trends. 

The Fiola Rose bikinis and swimming costumes are known for their beautifully minimalist and timeless designs for all. Their swimwear fits like a glove and inspires a beautiful aesthetic for every day beachwear. I need a slice of beachside paradise with a bikini from this stylish brand to brighten up the winter months ahead. 

3.We Are Feel Good Inc SPF 

If there’s one thing that the Antipodeans do really well it’s suncream. I’ve asked for a restock of We Are Feel Good’s Factor 50 SPF for sensitive skin. We Are Feel Good Inc describe themselves as the sunscreen you can FEEL GOOD about. It’s buttery soft on your skin, hydrating and great for an everyday face SPF under makeup. When my last bottle ran out recently I really noticed a difference going back to my old SPF. 

The brand wanted a product that was Australian made and ‘got’ the Aussie lifestyle. Because no one likes that sticky post-sunscreen feel – the aim was to create a product that felt good on your skin from the moment it was applied till hours of fun later. Because when you feel good, you look good, and life is a whole lot sweeter.

We are feel good inc suncream

As Holly prepares to return from her adventure in New Zealand, there's no better time to request some unique Kiwi and Australian fashion treasures. The white tee from Kowtow, bikini from Fiola Rose and We Are Feel Good SPF are testament to the Antipodean thriving fashion scene and quality skincare products. 

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