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5 Sustainable Brands We Are Loving!

5 Sustainable Brands We Are Loving!

As you can see at Gilly's, our environmental impact means a lot to us. In the last few years, we've positively honed in on what that means as a business. For example, our product recipes are based on natural ingredients, and we moved to recyclable bottles and packaging. BUT it's not just about t...
Product Spotlight - Food Safe Wax & Kitchen Bench Oil

Product Spotlight - Food Safe Wax & Kitchen Bench Oil

As part of our ongoing quest to create more environmentally sustainable products and in response to the increasingly popular market for timber toys and furniture, Gilly’s introduced Food Safe Wax. Food Safe Wax Based on our soft and easy-to-apply cream waxes, we developed a new version, created e...
Stockist Spotlight - Reliquaire

Stockist Spotlight - Reliquaire

First opened in 1995, Reliquaire is a family owned and operated business in Latrobe, Tasmania. Sylvia and Kim Christie, teachers in a previous life, began the enterprise with a focus on antiques and restoration along with coffee and their famous homemade chocolate fudge. Over time, the range exp...
Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Our Cottage Reno

Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Our Cottage Reno

Tell us a little bit about yourselves? I’m 24 years old and live in regional vic. I own my own beauty salon Steph Lauder Beauty, and I have become obsessed with renovating since doing up ourcottage_reno How did Our Cottage Reno come about?  The house was purchased back...
Product Spotlight - Leather Care

Product Spotlight - Leather Care

Leather is at its best when properly cleaned and nourished. Proper maintenance and care will extend the life and beauty of all your leather goods; from sofas and car seats to wallets, saddles, bags and shoes.   Cleaning Leather Whilst there are a number of commercial leather cleaners available, ...
Renovate with Gilly's - An Interview with The Koko Collective

Renovate with Gilly's - An Interview with The Koko Collective

Meet the two sister's, Kylie and Alicia behind the amazing brand Koko Collective. A brand focused on creating sustainable and ethical furniture for the home. Each piece is considered and handmade, creating a unique item for every customer. We had a chat to them about how they started Koko, what it's like working as sisters and there tips and tricks for running a business! 
Stockist Spotlight - Valentine's Antique Gallery

Stockist Spotlight - Valentine's Antique Gallery

Valentine’s first appeared in Bendigo as a furniture and goods store when Fred Valentine opened the shop on Queen Street in May 1947. Fred Valentine passed the business along to his son Allan, who ran the business with his wife Joy from Queen Street and then a new store on Hargreaves Street, whi...
Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Jemmervale Designs

Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Jemmervale Designs

As part of the Renovate with Gilly's series, this time we have interviewed Jemmervale Designs, husband and wife duo (Paul and Jannah) from Shepparton, Victoria. They've found a new love working with timber and design and have become huge Gilly's supporters. We absolutely love their stylish and sleek designs. Check out their interview below!
Product Spotlight - Gilly's Cream Polish

Product Spotlight - Gilly's Cream Polish

Our lovely, rich beeswax polish was developed by Gilly Stephenson, using a very old handwritten recipe, passed on to her by a friend.

When she arrived in Australia (from England) with her treasured antique furniture, Gilly was unable to find a suitable polish to use, which was more vulnerable in the harsh, dry Australian climate. A keen and creative cook, it made sense for her to experiment with making the polish herself. Thus, she began the journey, whipping up batches of this beautiful polish, never imagining that this product would lead to the creation of a successful family business

Product Spotlight - Gilly's Nourishing Citrus-Based Oils

Product Spotlight - Gilly's Nourishing Citrus-Based Oils

All of Gilly's Oils are sustainable, made from natural raw materials, locally sourced where possible. We also use 100% recycled PET bottles (from Ant Packaging), made from the plastic contents of sourced from residential yellow recycling bins in NSW. Gilly's oils are all food safe, which means they can be used on timber surfaces that come into direct contact with food.
Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Butch and Bulldog

Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Butch and Bulldog

Ok, we are so PLEASED to welcome Nina and Rhys AKA Butch & Bulldog - to the Renovate w/ Gilly's series. These guys have been advocate Gilly's lovers and we have loved watching them grow. This young couple has been dominating the DIY game and if you want to know how they did it... keep reading!