Australian wholesaler and designer with a focus on recycling our precious resources and reducing plastic pollution. The Lucky Little Penguins' Australiana range offers an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic souvenirs.
My love for Australia's flora and fauna is my inspiration for my tourist gift range. I especially love coastal habitats. But coastal regions are now inundated with marine debris. Entanglement by fishing debris is the biggest threat to marine life. Too many whales, seals, dolphins, turtles and penguins are killed each year by ghost nets and fishing rope. Lucky Little Penguins zipper charms are attached using cleaned discarded fishing rope to help bring awareness of this global problem.
Why Keepsakes that Care? My focus is on selling quality Australian designed or made products that are either plastic free, biodegradable or contain recycled materials. Participating in beach clean-ups and watching David Attenborough docos' has certainly brought home to me the impact of plastic waste has on our blue planet. This is the reason why it is so important for me to source quality products which are ocean- friendly. So please consider the planet when you buy a gift or souvenir because: A gift given out of kindness to our planet as well as to the person who receives it benefits everyone.
Why Lucky Little Penguins? Lucky Little Penguins seemed a fitting name for a business based in a coastal town that lays claim to a small colony of Little Penguins, also referred to as Fairy or Blue penguins. Warrnambool's colony of Little penguins inhabit a small offshore island called Middle Island during the breeding season. But a few years back, luck was running out for Warrnambool's Little Penguins due to the presence of marauding foxes. But the dwindling colony was saved in the nick of time when a Maremma sheepdog called Oddball was trained up to be a penguin guardian. Oddball passed away in 2017 but her legacy lives on with the Middle Island Maremma Project. The Maremma presence on Middle Island has ensured a safe haven for the penguins. Almost wiped out by foxes, the Little Penguins have been very lucky indeed thanks to their doggy protectors.