Slow made Japanese homewares

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About

Since 2014 we have been creating and acquiring pieces for the home, chosen with the purpose to be both artful and functional. Our aim is to slow down and focus on what’s important, championing sustainably sourced and slow-made products. Whether handmade by us in our studio or by like-minded creatives, each finely curated piece tells a story inspired by travel, art and connection.

Founder Tara Bennett created Provider Store to bring to life the friendships and bonds made through her international adventures – celebrating not only the individual items, but the stories of the makers and the journey to bring them to life. Our shop and studio is nestled in Sydney’s Surry Hills, where you can browse our hand-picked wares for yourself or join us for a chat.

Our Ethos

 
Japan

If you’ve ever visited Japan you’ll understand the fascination. During her first trip to the country six years ago Tara was immediately inspired by its incredible heritage and respect for resource preservation – Japan’s appreciation for sustainable practices is visible everywhere. Following the visit, Tara quit her job in e-commerce and committed herself to educating people on ethical manufacturing, sustainability and smart purchasing.

 
Sustainable and ethically produced

Provider Store is actively anti-consumerist; we seek out like-minded local artisans on our travels and bring their unique handmade ceramics, linens and homewares back to our customers. We choose them because they’re the best at what they do, and regularly journey back to visit our makers – both local craftspeople and ceramic workshops – to select and design new pieces. Tara also makes many of Provider Store’s signature pieces herself, such as our cushions, textiles and candles (which can be refilled on site or repurposed after use).

 

All Natural

Alongside sustainably and ethically sourced homewares, Provider Store keeps it natural when it comes to materials. We don’t compromise our principles for quick production – we’d rather take our time trialing and testing ingredients and scents (from a local maker) for our signature candle range. The result is natural soy wax and wicks hand-poured into Japanese ceramic jars, whose lives extend beyond the final burn – simply visit the store for a refill (from $10) or recycle into your new favourite teacup or mug.

 

Our Shop

 

Stumbling across our Surry Hills store felt like fate and we first opened our Riley Street doors in 2018. Guided by our philosophy to keep things slow and steady, the store is located off the main shopping thoroughfare and works as both a respite from the city hustle and a home for our latest hand-made or one-of-a-kind inspirations.

Whether browsing our wares, choosing from the curated selection of pieces for your home, booking in for a candle making class with friends or simply dropping by for a catch-up with our resident shop dog, Pocari the Shiba Inu – Provider Store was founded as a place for conversation and connection through art and design.

 
Location

Provider Store,
381b Riley St, Surry Hills

Australia NSW 2010

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