Kaizi Traditional Coconut Oil and Essential Blends joined Starwin as a maker and creator in August 2018. We asked Kaizi & The Gutchen Family to share their story for creating change with us. Designed and made in Mareeba, tropical north Queensland.
How would you describe ways that you give back / pay it forward in our community?
We have always had our door open to Youth, Men's & Women's groups from our local & regional communities, to engage & share the narrative of our business which upholds strong cultural & spiritual ethics. We strive to be an example, a reminder to our Indigenous communities of who we are and the knowledge systems that we carry which can support our ways of being.
What is your one-of-a-kindness story?
Our visions of self governance & independence is supported by the very sacred work & practice that we share with our youth, our families & our communities. Our story is one of simplicity & preserving the spirit of Torres Strait Islander peoples using traditional Coconut Oil practices.
Can you share with us a story of how you care for country?
We are advocates for caring for country as we use the land as a solution for health & wellbeing, community service & the continuity of sustainable practices. We spend our working days, collecting coconuts, managing the trees & clearing debris so that the supply is cyclical. We understand that Land is customary Law, to care for it as it provides us with all that we need.