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I Choose SA Shop | Supporting our local makers and producers.

May 14, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 minutes


I Choose SA Shop is the perfect place to purchase a gift for a loved one or something special for yourself, for any occasion.  Select from a range of quality goods from over 100 South Australian artists, designers, distillers, winemakers, artisan makers and iconic brands. 

I Choose SA Shop is teeming with goods made by talented local makers and producers. Drawing inspiration from South Australia’s rugged beauty and abundance, you can choose from jewellery, skincare, clothing, homewares, baby gifts, food, spirits and wine.  We have selected some of our favourites:

Let’s begin with a fine tipple or two. Applewood Distillery produces their creative craft spirits in old industrial cold stores, in pretty Gumeracha. They seek out native supplies from farmers who use sustainable growing methods. The Applewood Distillery Carter’s Original Coffee Liqueur is a delectable coffee liqueur produced with passion and great skill. Their Gin celebrates the Australian flavours of desert limes, saltbush and peppermint gum leaf, with citrus and floral notes.  Combine the two for an espresso martini unlike any other.

Whilst on the topic of gin, we suggest that Adelaide Hills Distillery Australian Green Ant Gin makes for a wild gift for overseas friends. The ants, collected by the Larrakia people of the Northern Territory, provide a vibrant hit of lime and coriander. Adelaide Hills Distillery gin is produced in a custom built copper still at LOT.100 – a collaborative 84 hectare property in the heart of the Adelaide Hills.

For a taste that truly captures the McLaren Vale region, enjoy the deliciously rich Penny’s Hill 2016 ‘Cracking Black’ Shiraz.  The grapes are grown on prized rolling hills with commanding views of Gulf St. Vincent; the ideal environment for creating a top drop.

Dawn Patrol Coffee source and roast the finest beans for their Toucan Espresso Blend, resulting in a full bodied and sweet coffee that packs a punch. Adopting a cellar door approach to coffee, their roastery can be found amongst the picturesque vineyards of Kangarilla.

For a bouquet of beautiful wild flowers, East End Flower Market source flowers directly from growers in Balhannah, Adelaide Hills, resulting in stunning, long lasting arrangements.  East End Flower Market employ ten South Australians to help deliver blooms all around Adelaide, from their small but bustling Grenfell Street shop in the heart of the leafy East End.

Made with freshwater pearls and sterling silver, Oceanhaze Jewellery’s Pearl Hoop Earrings add an elegant touch. Oceanhaze Jewellery is crafted by Vanessa Stephens who draws inspiration from her seaside home of Glenelg along the South Australian coast.

Kindred Self’s Pulse Point Roller Set offers a convenient way to apply nurturing and inspiring essential oil blends.  Based in Port Adelaide, Kindred Self was created by counsellor and aromatherapist Kyrie Kohlhagen. Her essential oil blends use only the purest plant oils, resulting in beautiful scents that will remind you of times spent amongst SA’s beautiful natural landscape.

Handcrafted in South Australia using 100% organic local filtered bees wax or vegan plant based wax, Wrappa Reusable Food Wraps Three Pack offers a practical and sustainable solution to single-use plastics. The wraps are naturally antibacterial and their pretty range of designs means that this sensible product also makes for a great gift. OmMade Organic Skincare also put sustainability at the forefront with their eco-friendly packaging, refillable products and a small-batch manufacturing approach to skincare. You can find both makers frequenting the Plant 4 Markets in Bowden.

When you choose local, the benefit is spread far and wide.  You will not only receive a unique, well-made item, but you are helping South Australian businesses to employ local people; your family, your friends, your neighbours – maybe even you!

The I Choose SA Shop website is cleverly designed to ensure that 100% of the profits remain with the maker here in SA. Simply choose a product and you will be directed to the seller’s own website to complete the purchase. 

Visit I Choose SA Shop today.

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