National Showcase: Western Australian small businesses time to shine

National Showcase: Western Australian small businesses time to shine

For this month's National Showcase, we're journeying to the other side of Australia, exploring the diverse landscapes of Western Australia. 

In collaboration with Parliamentarians, the Parliament Shop presents the fifth month of the National Showcase program, highlighting products across the region from Broome to the Margaret River. 

Let's celebrate Australian makers and suppliers and unveil the products selected for April 2024. 

 

PERTH PINK GIN BY SIN GIN DISTILLERY (HERNE HILL) 

Nestled in the picturesque Swan Valley, Sin Gin Distillery was established in 2016, the brainchild of Mark Harris and Kate Sinfield, fueled by their shared passion for gin. Over the years, their dedication has led to the creation of 13 distinguished varieties, with Perth Pink Gin standing proudly as one of their flagship offerings. 

Handcrafted with care, Perth Pink Gin boasts a distinctive blend of strawberry gum, butterfly pea flower, rosella flowers, and purple sweet potatoes. The result is a vibrant and refreshing pink gin, bursting with flavor. Whether enjoyed neat, over ice, or as the main ingredient in a creative cocktail, each sip promises an unforgettable experience. 


HAZELNUT PRALINE CHOCOLATE BY BAHEN & CO (MARGARET RIVER)  

Bahen & Co’s Hazelnut Praline Bar is creamy, crunchy and addictive. 

Founded by Jacqui and Josh Bahen, their chocolate factory operates from their family farm in the Margaret River. With an unwavering commitment to quality, the couple tirelessly search for the finest cacao, building transparent and fair relationships with the farmers they source from. 

Every bite of their stone-ground chocolate bar is a testament to their dedication to ethical practices. By choosing Bahen & Co, you're not just treating yourself; you're also supporting a movement towards sustainable and responsible sourcing in the chocolate industry 

 

SANDWICH & FOOD WRAP BY 4MYEARTH (MINDARIE) 

Wrap up your lunch waste-free with 4MyEarth’s innovative reusable Sandwich & Food Wrap. 

For over a decade, 4MyEarth remains committed to reducing waste through eco-friendly food storage solutions. Made from machine-washable cotton and enhanced with a plant-derived thermoplastic lining, their wraps offer both durability and convenience. With their long-lasting design, they have made a significant impact, enabling countless homes, schools, businesses, and organisations to diminish their reliance on single-use plastic and curb food waste. 

  

TERRAZZO SOAP BY ST JAMES SUPPLY CO (ST JAMES) 

Crafted in small batches, Terrazzo Soap elevates any bathroom aesthetic while embodying eco-conscious values. Biodegradable, vegan, and free of palm, phthalates, and parabens, it ensures a luxurious cleansing experience without compromise. 

The soaps are produced by St James Supply Co., renowned for their exceptional hair care products and soaps. They select only the finest naturally derived ingredients. With a dedication to environmental responsibility, they lead by example in sustainable practices. 

 

PAVLOVA VODKA BY OLD YOUNG’S (HENLEY BROOK) 

After 35 attempts, Old Young’s Pavlova Vodka emerges as the perfect blend of passionfruit, strawberry, kiwifruit, caramelised sugar, and vanilla, encapsulating the essence of the iconic Australian dessert within a bottle. 

Crafted by the two-time Australian Champion Distiller, James Young, this drink is a testament to his expertise. Notably, it strikes the perfect harmony between sweetness and subtlety, and remains their top seller. Embrace its versatility by savouring it in a refreshing Summer spritz, with cranberry, lime, and soda, or served with Australian sparkling wine in a classic champagne cocktail. 

 

WALAJA RAW BUSH HONEY (ROEBUCK) 

Sourced from hives cared for by the Appleby family, with proud Yawuru heritage, this raw bush honey has been cherished and used by Indigenous communities for generations. Renowned for its inherent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, raw bush honey offers numerous health benefits.  

The honey is presented by Honey Boutique, a provider of premium ethical products spanning food, beverage, wellness, skincare, and homeware. 

 

AWESOMESAUCE BY BLUEY ZARZOV’S HOTSAUCE (YANCHEP) 

Harnessing the finest fresh produce available in Western Australia, Awesomessauce by Bluey Zarzov’s Hotsauce offers a flavorsome everyday table sauce that adds a delightful kick to your meals. 

Originally a hobby, the family business has spent years experimenting with different chili varieties and flavors, allowing it to grow into what it is today. Awesomesauce, their flagship hot sauce, is crafted from a blend of Cayenne chilies and smokey roasted red peppers. Award-winning and adored all over Australia, it has become a staple condiment. 

 

WATERHOLE WOOD EARRINGS BY BALU (BROOME)  

The rich tradition of carving, burning, and shaping wood has been passed down through generations by Indigenous communities. This enduring practice is manifested in the craftsmanship of these handcrafted waterhole wood earrings. Each pair stands as a contemporary masterpiece, honouring First Nation art, culture, and connections to land, water, and sea.  

Created by the Indigenous Artist Gabrielle Rahman of BALU, these earrings represent not only wearable art but also an expression of heritage and identity. 

 

NATURAL LIP BALM BY WILLOW SKINCARE (MARGARET RIVER) 

Indulge in Willow's unique lip balm, crafted from all-natural, vegan-friendly ingredients suitable for all skin types. Featuring coconut and almond oil for nourishment, shea and cocoa butter for softness, avocado and olive oil for a healthy shine, and vitamin E for antioxidant protection, this balm skips artificial flavours and sweeteners without irritating your lips.  

Each balm is handmade by Willow, a boutique skincare company nestled in Margaret River. Committed to utilising the finest local and sustainable ingredients, Willow's mission is to deliver products that soothe, cleanse, and hydrate the skin without the use of harmful additives. 

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