We began as a concept in July 2014 and launched our online store in November of that year. We launched with 30 brands and around 500 products, all beauty and skin care. Now we are quite a bit bigger than that and have added home, fashion and health to the mix. We currently stock over 5000 products and 250 brands.
We began F&F based in Galston, NSW, about an hour north of Sydney (on a good day). In September 2018 we moved to North Rocks, NSW, and we run Flora & Fauna from our wonderful new warehouse.
Julie founded Flora & Fauna having spent 20+ years working in retail. Julie's husband Tom quickly joined the team and he runs the Finance and Operations side of the business. Since 2014 the team has grown and we have an inspirational, dedicated team who drive the business forward everyday. We remain a privately owned business that is 100% Australian owned and operated. We don't have any investors so can remain true to our values and ethics and be focused on you, our customers, always.
We are very committed to our environment and reducing our impact on the planet as individuals and as a business. We've launched several environmental initiatives so we are plastic free in our packaging and we have a recycling scheme to help minimise waste. Minimal packaging was launched in 2017 so you can have your order wrapped with minimal packaging or choose premium packaging - perfect for gifts, or if you want samples. Over 90% of customers choose minimal packaging and we have saved over 17 tonnes of unnecessary packaging being used.
We also proudly support Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary and Sea Shepherd Australia and have supported other charities like Save The Koala and Down Sydrome NSW.
We've won some awards over the years and we'll continue to push the boundaries to drive retail and awareness forward.