“To reconnect with nature is key if we want to save the planet.”
— DR. JANE GOODALL
SOUVENIRS FROM PLANET EARTH
Look around carefully - you’re in paradise. It doesn’t matter where you are or what time of year it is. The world is fully alive all around you, brimming with nature and wildlife. It's there right in front of you — from the bird that greets you when you sip your morning cup of coffee to the plant you brush up against that you’ve never seen before.
Our mission is to bring awareness to the magic of this world by creating souvenirs that focus on native plants, animals and habitats. We see our mission as critical because nature needs as many advocates as possible to protect it. It is in this this way that we created Outer Island to share the world's 'souvenirs' and the best part of any trip - the environment and the plants and animals that create it. All of our products are 100% proudly made in Australia using only natural or recyclable materials.
A Little About Us...
Outer Island was founded in 2016 through the collaboration of partners Amy Ranck (graphic designer) and Stephanie Chambers (artist). The Sydney based couple are avid birders, snorkelers and bushwalkers who love to travel and love to collect. They hope their work inspires people to think about and appreciate the planet while simultaneously transporting them out of their everyday environment.
Stephanie (Strongie) is a native New Yorker who moved to Sydney with Amy, a native Sydney-sider after living in Brooklyn together daydreaming about sandy beaches on snowy days. Their work has been exhibited in Australia, New York, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Providence, Canada, Finland, Taiwan, Japan and Germany.
Sustainably Made Goods
Proudly 100% Made In Australia
One of our core, guiding principles is sustainability. We don't want the things we make to harm the planet we love, so we proudly make all of our products in Australia using only natural or recyclable materials.
Because our manufacturers are in Australia, we know that people working on our products are getting a decent wage with safe working conditions. We're also proud of our manufacturers sustainability initiatives. For our tea towels, we work with a manufacturer in Melbourne that repurposes any wastage and uses natural fibre fabrics and non-toxic water based inks. And when we package our 100% organic linen tea towels, we make sure to only use natural or recyclable packaging too.
Our ornaments are cut in Sydney by a manufacturer who has signed a Carbon Neutral scheme to offset their carbon footprint and are also part of a Plant-A-Tree initiative to offset their cutting. We finish them off by hand-painting them at our studio in Darlinghurst and packaging with natural jute twine and recycled paper.