The main aim behind Big Bite Studios is to reduce the amount of waste we generate in our everyday lives.
By cutting down on single use items & replacing them with well designed, useful, reusable options, we hope that people will begin to change their behaviour and opt for reusable options.
Alongside our products, we also work with brands to create more sustainable practices within their businesses.
Some of our products are made by hand by myself in Perth, WA such as our ceramics and fabric items. We also print our bags and totes in Australia. And then we have a selection of small family run manufacturers that we work with in Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan
We specifically choose our manufacturing partners based on their commitment to environmental practices within their own businesses.
Prior to covid we were working with a lot of offshore manufacturers to create our products. However, since the pandemic began we have begun creating more and more products in house and with Australian suppliers.
We have now created a studio/workshop/retail space so we can bring our manufacturing back to Australia and utilise Australia raw materials such as clays, concretes, wool, hemp. We invite people into our space so they can see our process and how things are actually made. This also means a smaller carbon footprint and more flexibility to create products specifically for Aussie household needs.
Currently we work with small, family run producers that only create small runs of products (internationally and in Australia). They have been hand chosen and we visit them regularly to ensure our manufacturers are aligned with our sustainable and fair trade ethos.
Below is a video showing a walkthrough of one of our manufacturing partners near Hong Kong.