Product Showcase // November

Ecostore has launched a new mini amenities collection designed for hotels and bed and breakfasts in partnership with Health Pak. The range consists of five products, with packaging including distinctive artwork by John Reynolds, and includes Normal Shampoo & Conditioner, Orange & Patchouli Body Wash, Extra Moisturising Body Lotion and Lemongrass Soap. “The range is a great extension of our product offering to provide domestic and international travellers with quality products,” said Malcolm Rands, founder and Chief Executive Officer ecostore.

Home fragrance purveyors Ecoya has introduced the second collection of limited edition fragrances for the year. The latest scents mastered by perfumer Isaac Sinclair are two new fragrances, Summer Rain & Wild Jasmine and White Peach & Orange Blossom. The limited edition fragrances are blended with Ecoya’s natural soy wax and use pure lead free cotton wicks. Soy wax candles create significantly less carbon emissions than most other candles and offer a burn time of up to a third longer, as well as burning cooler than most other waxes.

Handmade in New Zealand, unique blown art glass and glass jewellery is created by internationally renowned glass artists Ola and Marie Höglund. Based in Richmond, Nelson, the Höglund Glassblowing Studio and Gallery sells Eclipse vases from $195, or can be bought online at

Metta Skincare’s new Body Butter is a rich formulation of certified organic fairly traded shea, cocoa butter, grapeseed and jojoba oils provides long lasting protection, hydration and softness. It melts upon contact with skin and is suitable for all skin types, especially dry, mature or environmentally stressed skin. Mettā is a range of natural skincare products created with an environmental and social consciousness and uses 100% natural ingredients and established relationships with local and international artisan producers.

In response to retail, hospitality and restaurant requests Nellie Tier have recently launched a new 300ml hand lotion which partners the liquid soap in two of their most popular perfume blends, Green Tea & Geranium and May Chang & Mandarin. The hand cream has been developed using pure floral waters, nourishing vegetable oils and botanical extracts. The addition of creamy nut butter and New Zealand Manuka honey leaves the hands hydrated, nourished and gently perfumed. As with all Nellie Tier products it is handmade in small batches and is natural and safe.

Penta have just celebrated their 40th anniversary and have released a range of new designs including the Je Suis, a table and floor lamp with the base available in oak, stained anthracite wood or Carrara white marble. The 360 rotating blown glass shade is available in two colour varieties, white and silver or transparent and silver. All Penta lighting is Italian made, and Sarsfield Brooke Ltd are the exclusive agents and suppliers in New Zealand.

Sophisticated wood finishes, marbles, natural stones, leather and fabrics define the shapes of Mad, the collection designed by Marcel Wanders for Poliform. It is a cohesive range where dining table and chairs, chaises, armchairs, coffee tables and side tables can be found. This year Wanders has extended and continued his work with new additions to the Mad collection, with sculptural forms revealed by the details on both the chairs and tables. The Mad Queen armchair is part of the collection and is available exclusively at Italian manufacturer Studio Italia.

Kester Black is releasing their first ever duo of Soap-Free Liquid Hand and Body Wash, Pardon and Lucky. Pardon is scented with cedar and amber, thyme oil and bergamot. Lucky is enriched with a velvety caramel scent and a hint of vanilla. The new products are a permanent addition to the range. All Kester Black products are vegan friendly and come with Choose Cruelty Free (CCF), Cruelty Free International and Vegan Society accreditations.