To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of May Gibbs’ much-loved classic, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the brand has partnered with Ecology™ on a range of uniquely Australian lifestyle products.
The nostalgic range now stocked in Myer, Kitchen Warehouse and available through independent retailers features the much-loved gumnut babies coupled with the distinctive quality and style of the Ecology Brand. The May Gibbs by Ecology capsule pulls on heart strings as we remember our childhoods with May Gibbs’ stories and invite the timeless gumnut babies into our homes once again.
Boasting 59 pieces in the range, the collaboration includes mug and coaster sets, side plates, cup and saucer sets, placemats, coasters, aprons, pot holders, oven gloves and tea towels. Also included are ceramic decorations, bunting, wall hangings, children’s cup, bowl and plate sets, children’s cutlery set, as well as double handled mugs and children’s chef sets including apron, hat and glove. The range also features a shower cap, tote bag, cosmetic bags, toiletry bag, gardening tools and gardening gloves.
Born in 1877 in Kent, United Kingdom, May arrived in Australia at the age of four. She drew and painted as a child and went on to study art in Western Australia and in the UK before settling in Sydney as a children’s books author and illustrator. On her passing in 1969 she bequeathed 50% of the copyright of all her works to The Northcott Society and 50% to Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Through her foresight and generosity, proceeds from the sale of May Gibbs products have supported thousands of Australian children with disability and their families.