7 ways to support local, with feel good NZ made brands
A fresh perspective
With New Zealand and the world being turned upside-down over the last few months, there is a collective sense emerging that the road to recovery will not be about returning to the old normal, rather it will be an opportunity for us all to do things better. Whether it’s being more gentle on the environment, addressing growing issues of inequality, fostering a greater sense of community or making a more conscious effort to support local businesses.
Here at Rewardhub we’re seeking out more local options for you to earn free donations every time you shop, to make it easier to support local while you’re supporting the cause you care about. We’ve got loads of options already, but recently this task has been made easier with the help of TheMarket, owned by local retail giant The Warehouse Group, who have put their weight behind supporting local by connecting local online stores to shoppers on one shopper-friendly platform.
Shop New Zealand made
With more than 200 local brands available to shop at TheMarket, they’ve put together this guide to shopping local with sections on local owned and local made products across a range of categories. They’ll be updating this page regularly and are adding new local stores each week. If you’re liking how easy it is to earn free donations for good causes on Rewardhub, but are looking for more local stores to support we hope you’ll find this guide handy. Here’s our top 7 picks of upbeat local producers available to shop through TheMarket, that are doing good things right now:
Morris and James
During the early years of European settlement in Matakana, the rich clay in the area was used from brick making. On a site nearby one of the original brickworks, Morris and James started crafting pottery for the home nearly 40 years ago. Discover unique limited edition pieces to bring colour to your home or garden.
Will & Able
Will & Able is a social enterprise creating jobs for people with disabilities while locally manufacturing high quality environmentally friendly cleaning products packaged in 100% recycled New Zealand milk bottles.
Hawkes Bay based Real World create all natural plant based products for everyday use on hands, body and the home. With staples like Blood Orange and Harakeke hand wash that’s kind to your hands, you can even order 5 litre refill bottles that Real World will take back and reuse. While their packaging is mostly recycled plastic, the refill bottles create and almost zero waste option that will also save you money.
Get the good stuff delivered to your door with this Tauranga based producer of certified organic Kombucha made with Otakiri Springs water. If Kombucha is your thing, you’ll discover a range of natural flavours from Feijoa to Lemon and Ginger, and free shipping on orders over $70.
One thing we’re not short of on Rewardhub is fashion brands. There are not too many that are locally made though. RHIND is leisurewear brand that’s made in limited production runs in Blenheim, so if you’re wearing them to the gym you won’t get caught in the same outfit as anyone else.
With not so many options in the past, its good to see the renaissance of local beverage makers like No Ugly. With natural Wellness Tonics in refreshing flavours like cranberry or cucumber and something more decadent like the Ginger Conscious NZ Gin Cocktail, there are plenty of reasons to give them a try.
Lockdown made most of us look to ordering food online. Its pretty easy once you get the hand of it right? Food Box has been around a while and work with local food suppliers to get cost effective customisable fresh food boxes to your door in no time. A great way to earn free donations on the regular.
Rewardhub lets you raise donations for free when you shop online. When you join and click off to shop these brands through TheMarket , 4% of your spend will be donated to the good cause of your choice, at no extra cost to you.