Stocking a huge selection of gifts, this small Richmond business is trying to make a big impact.
A gift shop with a difference, Pookipoiga is all about making socially conscious choices and making a positive impact on the world. Every quirky item inside is selected with sustainability and fair trade in mind, meaning you're bound to find some great local artists and brands that make ethical choices. Plus, for every purchase, the staff donate a meal to those in need through SecondBite. Some of the community-minded creators you'll find in store include Sabine and Sparrow (eye masks and pillows, heat packs, baby bibs and teethers), Gail C Ceramics (the cutest animal planters), Thurlby Herb Farm (insect repellants and laundry products from WA), Apiary Made (beeswax wraps, candles and beauty products) and Topheads, a Bondi-based company making sunglasses from recycled skateboards.
Images: Tracey Ah-kee.