Christmas shipping cut-off dates

To ensure we can deliver to you before Christmas, please take note of these delivery cut off dates:

To Australian Metropolitan areas:  Order by Friday Dec 11

To WA and regional areas: Order by Friday Dec 4

For Express Post parcels, if sending to areas within the Australia Post Express Pot Network, order by Thursday Dec 17.

Free shipping is offered for orders over $100*

Regular shipping is $6 Australia Wide, and Express Post is just $9*

Our studio will be closed from Friday Dec 18th until Monday January 4th. Any orders placed during this time will be shipped on our return from January 4 onwards.

*Excluding wholesale sales – wholesale freight is calculated at checkout

Wildflower Children

Create memories and instill a joy of gardening with our new vintage inspired ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘Wildflowers’ Gifts of Seeds.

A greeting card containing a mix of three easy to grow seeds, Secret Garden contains Marigold, Sunflower & Zinnia while Wildflowers contains Californian Poppy, Cosmos & Alyssum.

Designed to promote a connection with nature and enjoy simple pleasures, these Gifts of Seeds are plastic free, Australian made and feature original, nostalgic illustrations by Melbourne artist Daniella Germain.

Giant Flower Presses

Introducing the newest edition to the Flower Press family!

At 30cm tall and 20cm wide, this Giant Australian made Flower Press is TWICE the size of our standard large Flower Press and three times bigger than our mini Flower Press.

This is the perfect press for serious crafters and ecologists or for preserving special floral memories.

The engraving is an illustration by Daniella Germain of a wildflower bouquet ready for pressing.

These beauties are available to order now and make the most special gift for Christmas this year.

Giant Flower Press
Giant Flower Press by Sow ‘n Sow

Giant Flower Press

New Collaboration with Emilio Frank Design

We are so thrilled to have our Pop Up Pots back in stock, but even more excited to present our latest designs!

We teamed up with Shana Danon from Emilio Frank Design to create this vibrant, colourful artwork especially for our pots.

Shana’s artworks are known for their bold emotive colour and vibrant modernist style, inspired by a passion for Mid Century modernism.

Celebrating form, function and whimsy, they are intended to create happy, positive spaces and evoke joyful memories.

Pop Up Pots can be inserted into an C5 envelope and posted anywhere in the world for the cost of a letter. They can also be planted DIRECTLY into!

Water will drain through the base allowing plants to flourish.

Available to order now, and heading out to gift stores, florists and eco retailers Australia wide.

Sunflower Design Refresh

 

A long time favourite Gift of Seeds for being bright and cheerful, we decided it was time for Sunflower to get a design refresh!

We are also excited to add Sunflower and Trio of Herbs to our plastic free range.

These varieties no longer include a plastic plant label. The plant labels are now incorporated into the recycled kraft packaging meaning they’re also biodegradable,

The varieties which are now Plastic Free now include:

-Sunflower
-Trio of Herbs
-Poppy
-Sweet Pea
-Kangaroo Paw
-Billy Buttons

With all varieties to follow as stocks run out. For more about our move to Plastic Free, read the blog post below

All seeds are packaged in Australian made recycled envelopes meaning no more plastic zip lock bags (this has been the case for some time now).

Our products are also 100% produced and designed in Australia.

New Poppy & Sweet Pea, Plastic Free!

Introducing our newly refreshed designs for Poppy & Sweet Pea! It was time for a makeover of these varieties which had been in circulation since 2012. Daniella Germain who created the original illustrations with us back in my spare bedroom in Melbourne has added a few beautiful new elements and colours to these popular varieties.

Our Sweet Pea pack no longer says ‘Happy Birthday’ which opens this variety up for any occasion or event.

Poppy & Sweet Pea as well as Kangaroo Paw and Billy Button no longer include a plastic plant label, check out the pics below to see how it all works.

The plant labels are now built into the packaging, with a perforated edge added to the inside, allowing the plant label to be torn away and used in a bio degradable & more sustainable way.

All varieties will move to this plastic free design as our existing stocks run out.

 

We are still Open!

Despite a lot of change in the world at the moment, we are still open, still in stock and still shipping orders as usual from our Maleny studio.

If you’d like to reach out and connect with an old friend, a family member, a colleague or a member of your community then we’d love to help you.

We’ve been writing lots of messages along the lines of ‘hang in there buddy’ which is so nice to see. If you know someone who’s finding isolation quite tough, we can help you send them some cheer and something to do.

Don’t forget that shipping, gift wrapping and personal messages are on us, excluding wholesale orders.

Image credits: Marnie Hawson / Country Style / Bauer Media Pty Limited / bauersyndication.com.au

Christmas Delivery Dates

STANDARD DELIVERY WITHIN AUSTRALIA (free shipping)
Order by Tuesday Dec 17 if you are in a metro area.

If you are unsure please check with us, or check Australia Post’s delivery times calculator here.

We are based in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, 4552.

STANDARD DELIVERY TO REMOTE LOCATIONS

At this stage you will need to select Express Post and order by Dec 17.
Express post within Australia is a flat rate of $5.

DELIVERY BY EXPRESS POST

Order by midday AEST on Thursday Dec 18, for areas within the express post network.

If you are unsure please check with us, or check Australia Post’s delivery times calculator here.

We are based in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, 4552.

Standard delivery is FREE within Australia. Express post is a flat rate of $5 no matter how big your order is 🙂

WE ARE CLOSED FROM FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 UNTIL JANUARY 13

Happy Silly Season! Michelle, Jess & team Sow ‘n Sow.

Billy Button Flower Press
Flower Press Billy Button

Sow ‘n Sow in Country Style Magazine

I never thought I’d see myself in a stylish magazine but when one of the feature writers, Samantha van Egmond approached me to do a piece for Country Style Magazine I couldn’t turn down the opportunity.

The photographer Marnie Hawson came to our place in terribly bright & challenging conditions and requested the linens. Bonnie had a tantrum and had to be bribed into the most neutral clothes we had as I hadn’t prepared linens and the fluro pink barbie shirt she wanted to wear was clearly not going to work!

The shade of our avocado and lychee trees were the only place the light was workable on a stinking hot day in October 2018. We’d made the studio all pretty for the occasion which in hindsight was probably a mistake, as Marnie taught me that the best pics are natural, un-staged snaps.

I was shocked when Nick agreed to don a linen shirt and walk with me under our pecan trees for the shoot. Apparently he didn’t think he had a choice!

Seeing the story now makes me feel quite giddy and relieved as it’s beautifully written and sums us and the Sow ‘n Sow story up perfectly. Thank you ever so much Country Style Magazine, Samantha van Egmond and Marnie Hawson for inviting us into your beautiful pages.

Here are some of the photographs which adorned the magazine’s pages. It is lovely to hear from customers who discovered us via these pages, for that I’m so very grateful 🙂

Credits: Marnie Hawson / Country Style / Bauer Media Pty Limited / bauersyndication.com.au

Introducing Pop Up Pots!

A designer, portable plant pot that pops!

Pop Up Pots are something that I have had in mind for many years. It started as an idea to find a way to easily post a pot. One reason our Gifts of Seeds have done well is that they’re a gift that is so easy to post as a letter. I always wondered how I could create a pot that is also able to be posted as a letter to compliment the Gifts of Seeds. I trialled a laser cut flat packed pot at one time but found that it went horribly mouldy when planted with soil, so that idea was binned. Years later I came across an environmentally friendly, flexible material that had me thinking. Surely with a bit of origami and paper science I could create a pot that folds flat but still looks great?

About a million hours of cutting, folding and research followed and eventually a form came together. Then I parked the idea again. With a 6 month old baby on my hips, a 4 year old and a busy little business, the timing just didn’t feel right.

One year later, Daniella our wonderful designer was visiting us in Maleny and she asked me about it, having heard me talk about it before.  She said, ‘I think you should just go for it, I think it is a good idea’. Which was the little push I needed to set about making it happen again.

Dany and I did some brainstorming on the designs that could go on the pot and I set about finalising the shape. Then Dany started doing the watercolour artworks and a little while later we had Pop Up Pots in production!

Designing the packaging was next so I spent what felt like another million hours playing around with cardboard and scissors and researching packaging until I had something I felt would justify the product. Daniella helped with the illustration, layout and hand written fonts as usual, and after many late nights and hours of me trying my hardest to be a graphic designer, I got the design done and off to the printers.

We launched Pop Up Pots at Life Instyle and it was received with a lot of interest and lots of orders taken which was a relief! It has been a while since we’ve launched something completely new to the market so I was quite nervous about it. We are very excited that it is now being shipped out to stockists around the country 🙂

Here is the Press Release we put together, which sums up the product quite nicely so I’m just going to leave this here 🙂

Pop Up Pot is a stylish foldable pot ready for planting. Available in two beautiful watercolour designs, this flat-pack planter assembles with a quick pop and a push.

Designed for direct planting or as a pot plant sleeve, this is an exciting addition to the plant lover’s wish list. Pop Up Pot is designed and made in Australia from 100% recycled and carbon neutral polypropylene.

Pop Up Pots feature landscape watercolours by Melbourne artist Daniella Germain. One artwork is inspired by the Glasshouse Mountains, iconic landmarks of Sow ’n Sow’s Maleny-based operations. The second design is inspired by the Victorian coastal landscape, home of the artist. 

Sow ‘n Sow’s foundations are firmly rooted in eco friendly, waste-free gifts for garden and plant lovers. The brand’s founder and Creative Director, Michelle Brady says her own burgeoning indoor plant collection was lacking affordable pots to house them. 

“I love my indoor plants but I was finding it hard to find stylish and affordable pots to house them in. When I discovered the recycled polypropylene sheet I spent many hours playing with origami to create a pot that folds flat as well as being a design element in my home”. 

With online shopping growing year on year, Sow ’n Sow also saw the opportunity to create a product which is simple and cost effective to ship. Pop Up Pots can be inserted into an C5 envelope and posted anywhere in the world for the cost of a letter. 

Pop Up Pots will be available from early August online and in boutique gift shops, florists and eco retailers Australia wide with an RRP of $16. Not only are these flat-pack pots a stylish and affordable gift or addition to any home, they are perfect for under $20 Christmas gifts. 

AT A POP:

Innovative: A folded pot that assembles instantly. Plant directly or use as a pot sleeve

Ethical: 100% designed and made in Australia

Eco: Made from 100% recycled, waste material

Original: Features original watercolour artworks by artist Daniella Germain

Affordable: $16 per piece, posts in a C5 envelope as a letter

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