About Our Collective

We are a bunch of environmentally conscious friends who are also designers, creators and business owners, who also happen to live and work in Wellington.

We decided we had much in common so thought a pop up shop would be a fabulous idea to showcase our like minded wares in one space. So we opened our first inaugural Shop as a Pop Up in Island Bay at the end of 2017. In November 2018 we opened our permanent shop at 27a Webb St, Te Aro. In March 2020, we moved to our new address at 93a Aro St, Aro Valley.

South Coast Collective shares a common ethos and that is one of protecting our environment and landfills from cheap disposable items. and as such we aim to be zero waste. We like to call it sustainability with style.

We have a range of goodies on offer, including organic fabric, homewares and interior services, upcycled furniture from reclaimed landfill timber, gorgeous bird feeders, restored mid century furniture, handmade lino prints and locally made pottery and bakeware.

Come and visit us at 93a Aro St, Aro Valley, Wellington

Verdant Living

Introducing Janette Sherwood from Verdant Living Design What do you do? I source, import, make & sell organic fabrics & homewares. We sew cushions and other zero waste items in the shop. I also work with others to make bespoke homewares, curtains, blinds, and all sorts of soft-furnishings, including refurbishing and recovering furniture. All with… Continue reading Verdant Living

Global Wood Rework

Introducing Rowan Saker of Global Wood Rework What do you do? I recycle timber destined for the landfill into something useful. Global Wood Rework has a range of products (trestle tables, drying racks, benches, clothes racks) it makes on a regular basis; it also makes to commission – tables, chests of drawers, side boards, bed… Continue reading Global Wood Rework

Anthea Grob Clay

What do you do? Partly a product of my being a teacher of craft and design for many years, and partly the product of a restless curiosity I have worked with many mediums but particularly ceramics, fibre and digital media. I have a Masters degree in Fine Arts from RMIT The Royal Melbourne Institute of… Continue reading Anthea Grob Clay

Rosemary O’Hara Pottery

Follow Rosemary on Facebook Follow Rosemary on Instagram View Rosemary’s website What do you do? I make pots, terracotta cookware and domesticware and ‘Naked Raku’decorative ware. Why did you start your business? I love working in clay and being creative and I love to cook.  Cooking with Terracotta wares is very delicious and good for… Continue reading Rosemary O’Hara Pottery

Kawau Creations

Kawau Creations

Introducing Sonja Hempel What do you do: Handmade linocut prints inspired by the New Zealand environment (particularly birds, plants, and the ocean) Why did you start your business: To share the joy of my creative outlet with others Why is being eco-friendly important to you: We only have one planet, and we are only one of many species… Continue reading Kawau Creations


What do you do? I design, make & sell Tree earring bird feeders for New Zealand gardens. They are elegant, light-hearted and practical and provide an opportunity to care for and enjoy the birds around us every day Why did you start your business? A few years ago I went looking for bird feeders for… Continue reading Sisterhouse