Our Favourite Local Business Collaborations
business besties working together
at The Field Guide, we firmly believe that A rising tide lifts all boats.
By supporting one another’s businesses, we can all grow. And it just feels good too! To celebrate their collaborative spirit, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite ways that local businesses are working with each other. Let us know if we missed your favourite!
If you buy a KeepCup at Live Pure & Simple, your first coffee at Milk & Honey is free. These two businesses face each other on Ann Street, and the collaboration makes perfect business sense. It’s also a great way to spend a morning – potter around Live Pure & Simple for some advice on living a cleaner, more natural life, and then pop over to Milk & Honey for a delicious brunch.
The beautiful hampers at The Flower Grocer often include a packet of delicious tea from The Tea Centre. Whether you’re spoiling a loved one, sending a pick-me-up or even just doing some #selfcare, the lovingly presented hampers are sure to do the trick. And we’ll just put out this subtle request for The Pamper Hamper (full of wine, candles, tea and chocolate) for future reference…
Luxe Platters by Ash x Pop Up Picnics
The girls at Pop Up Picnics often use Luxe Platters by Ash to do their catering. Picture this: a gorgeous long-table picnic in Queens Park, the sun is shining, the wind has dropped, and you’re surrounded not just by your favourite people, but lots and lots of cheese. This is what paradise looks like, friends.
This local brewery sells on tap in a few of places around town, including Bar Wunder and Vapiano. It’s so good to see local bars supporting this microbrewery. Oh, and local designers Black Canvas did the packaging for their Toowoomba Lager, available at Mackenzie Row’s bottle shop.
May Volp’s circular approach to waste and produce has been taken up by local cafés and restaurants such as Ground Up Espresso, Zev’s Bistro and Burrow. May collects their scraps for composting, and then uses that compost to grow fresh produce, which she sells back at a discount. We are incredibly excited to see Full Circle Farm scale up in the next few years, because this business model is pure genius.
When Aaron first heard about a local seed company, it wasn’t an obvious fit for his stunning vision at Harold’s. But as soon as he saw the striking packaging, learned the story and met the gorgeous couple behind Settler Hives, he was well and truly on board. Settler Hives is working to save the bees by planting more flowers and plants, and they’ve done a beautiful job executing their idea so quickly.
This is a collaboration between two business owners who are passionate about doing things right, even if it’s a bit more difficult. As well as stocking bars of Metiisto’s award-winning chocolate, Emeraude also uses the chocolate in their menu. The offering is always changing, but we spied a Metiisto chocolate panna cotta when we were there.
Did we miss something? Let us know your favourite local business collaborations, so we can add them to the list!