A cup of tea and a helping hand
Our hand folded tags are made in Sydney, employing the services of homeless women at shelters run by Women's Community Shelters (WCS). Our Tea Yarning Circles are a great way to connect and empower women through working together. To learn more about Tea Yarning, read Tanya's blog here.
Women's Community Shelters
Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) works with communities to provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe, comfortable and secure environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self esteem and achieve control and fulfilment in their lives.
To learn more about the work WCS does, or to make a donation go to www.womenscommunityshelters.org.au.
We’ve featured the spectacular artwork of Australian artist Tatiana Georgieva in our packaging, and beautiful haiku poems from Australian writers Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko in our New Parent and Love themes.
Vanessa Proctor is a Sydney-based haiku and free verse poet. Her work has been published widely both in Australia and overseas and she has won numerous awards. One of her haiku can be found carved in stone on the Katikati Haiku Pathway in New Zealand. Recently retired from spending four years as President of the Australian Haiku Society, Vanessa wrote in 2017 about what haiku means to her. Enjoy it here.
Gregory Piko is an award winning poet who lives in Yass, New South Wales. His haiku and longer form poems have been published in Australia and overseas, receiving a Touchstone Award from The Haiku Foundation (USA) and joint First Place in the WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia.
Tatiana was born in 1979 in Minsk, Belarus and moved to Australia in 2006. Having worked as a graphic artist/ illustrator and art director for 11 years, she decided to become a full time artist, occasionally weaving tapestries. Since then over 100 unique artworks found their new homes in private collections in USA, Canada, Mexico, Italy, UK, Belarus, Hong Kong and Australia.
Her artworks are an echo of the eternal connection with landscape and nature. Bringing bright colours and organic forms together she creates vibrant positive energy on the canvas, so it tranfers in a space where it’s going to live. Being in constant experiment with colour combinations and texture, often you will see her artworks evolve slightly from one style to another, rarely by accident but rather driven by the desire to express the emotions deeper.