Thank you for being a part of Southern Wild Co this year. We’re grateful to be celebrating our first full year of championing Australian scent, art and poetry through our artisan-made candles and would like to share some of our favourite moments with you. From launching new scents and working with amazing local creatives, to visiting beautiful homes and gardens in the bush and meeting like-minded new friends, we look back on our favourite moments of the year.
We started the year with the launch of our new fragrance Sirens and worked with wonderful photographer Luisa Brimble to capture the idea of that place where our garden meets the bush on our doorstep. A melting pot of native Australian botanicals and gentle homegrown flora, Sirens is a luscious blend of lemon myrtle, silver wattle and rose wrapped gracefully in warm woody undertones.
Earlier this year saw us win talented filmmaker, Flore Vallery-Radot’s monthly barter. Flore came to our Shedquarters for a day to film us creating candles inspired by our bush home. It was such an amazing experience and we're forever grateful to Flo for her generosity in making the film. You can see Flore's little Southern Wild Co film here.
Images from our collaboration with Graziher Magazine for their Autumn 'Picnic in the paddock' feature. Beautiful styling by Jemima Aldridge and images by Clancy Job.
Winter found us working with our friends at Sunday Thistle and Alstonefield Farm to create a Winterluxe Wonderland. It was such a wonderful, collaborative experience – from the beautiful clothes and cosy alpaca goods to the huge dinner in the shedquarters and of course, candles everywhere. The weather even managed to turn on the snow for us! We worked with the fabulous Blue Mountains photographer Liam Foster and floral stylist Beck Keep from Keep & Gather to create some winter magic.
In August, we celebrated our first full year of Southern Wild Co with all the special people who generously give us their time and expertise. We'll be sure to remember you all when we're famous ;-)
October found us heading south to old Hobart Town, where we stayed at the wonderful Lumiere Lodge. Read the story here
One of the most exciting things of the year was the launch of Limited Edition Christmas candle, Magic Pudding. It was an instant sell-out and we were blown away by how much everyone connected with this wonderful piece of Australian Children's literature. We collaborated with the Norman Lindsay Trust and the State Library on the packaging and brought our Christmas concept to life with the help of the stylist, Cheryl from Albert and Grace and photographer, Liam Foster.
And to end the year, we made the trip to Barangaroo in Sydney to attend the Christmas Finders Keepers market. We loved seeing all our existing customers who made special trips in to say hello and meeting all our new customers. Thank you so much for supporting us!