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Hello!

My name is June.

I'm lucky to have a job that takes me around the world and fuels my passion for colour, texture and art. I set up Peabody Collective because I love sourcing local handmade gifts and friends began to repeatedly comment that I should open a shop due to the places I've been to (and am willing to seek out in the search for less common handicrafts!).

I often make friends with artists and craftspeople on my travels because I'm an inquisitive bugger: I like to learn about the link between their product and their communities. Their stories are just as - if not more - fascinating as the product. As a seasoned traveller with a background in community and international development, I do make sure that products are sourced ethically and responsibly, with the producer paid a fair price…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 1
  • Joined May 9, 2009

Favorite materials

wool, leather, metal

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About

Hello!

My name is June.

I'm lucky to have a job that takes me around the world and fuels my passion for colour, texture and art. I set up Peabody Collective because I love sourcing local handmade gifts and friends began to repeatedly comment that I should open a shop due to the places I've been to (and am willing to seek out in the search for less common handicrafts!).

I often make friends with artists and craftspeople on my travels because I'm an inquisitive bugger: I like to learn about the link between their product and their communities. Their stories are just as - if not more - fascinating as the product. As a seasoned traveller with a background in community and international development, I do make sure that products are sourced ethically and responsibly, with the producer paid a fair price. Where possible, I try to purchase direct from the maker.

Later I will be introducing my own art products, in pilot batches. Life is a little busy with a full-time job, two dogs, language studies (Farsi and French) and a new shop.

I live in Canberra, the quiet, scenic bush capital of Australia. If you're ever in my patch of the world, or about to visit, please say hello! I have great recommendations for my hometown and country.

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