The Moose Hub was created to inspire, inform & engage with you for a more sustainable world.

 

 

We promote eco friendly living, fair & ethical trade, & celebrate diversity & artisan skills.



We offer a range of stylish, thoughtful clothes, gifts & homewares, focussing on comfort, traditional artisan skills, natural materials, long-lasting quality, with a little fun.

 

Our values:

 

  • Value the people and communities that make our products
  • Respect the natural environment
  • Promote Fair Trade and ethical business practices 
  • Seek out natural, organic, low carbon products that celebrate traditional artisan skills
  • Celebrate upcycling, recycling and re-using
  • Have fun doing what we do
  • Always ask who made what we buy and how it was made.


Lata, Usha, Nicole, Madu, Guddu and Indra in the workshop, Rajasthan, India



We seek products that satisfy the following criteria. We undertake research, speak with and visit suppliers and makers to check these criteria.

Eco friendly
A product gains this tag if its maker has actively taken steps in production to consider the environment - through material selection, the way it is made, packaging, transport and/or energy use.
 
Ethically made
The maker has actively taken steps to ensure the product is not made by slave labour or children, and makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of the making community.
 
Fair Trade
The product has Fair Trade certification.
 
Organic
The product, or component parts of it, are Certified Organic.
 
Vegan
None of our products are tested on animals and we aim for the majority of our products to be vegan, We do stock some beeswax products, and some buttons are made from seashell which we prefer to plastic. Occasionally a Fair Trade artisan product will contain leather as a trim. We choose to support the making of Fair Trade wool felt items from Nepal. We do not support any cause that involves the racing or containment of animals, or the use of fur or feathers.
 
Recycled/upcycled
Part or all of the product is made from recycled materials.
 
Australian made
Made (not just designed) in Australia, to support local business and reduce product carbon footprint.
 

 

Our People & Partners:

Much of our clothing and accessories range is made by The Stitching Project in Rajasthan, India. The Stitching Project is a social enterprise dedicated to producing quality work that contributes fairly to the livelihood of the producers. They are a member of Craft Mark, denoting genuine Indian handicraft/artisan techniques.

The Moose Hub was founded by Nicole, who combines her passion for sourcing eco friendly, artisan and fair trade/ethically made wares with sustainability consulting and as much adventurous travel as possible.  Nicole has a background in environmental science and sustainability training.  

Our clothing model is Emma, an RMIT student passionate about plastic-free, plant-based living, sustainable architecture and a good dal bhat in the Himalayan mountains. To help you with clothes sizing in our photos, Emma is 182cm tall, and generally wears a size 10 top and size 12 pants.