Zilvi, the story
Founded in 2014, we are a small family owned business.
Zilvi is a brand that evokes a loving connection with Mother Earth through our timber art, pure honey and tea collection.
We design timber art to honour your story. We are there for you during pregnancy, birth, loss and celebrations. Our art is designed with intention and made from timber sourced from responsibly managed forests as well as naturally fallen branches on our own property in the Noosa Hinterland.
Through our art, the pure honey we collect from our very own bee hives and with our tea collection, Zilvi represents the importance of story telling. Of pausing. Of moving slowly through your days.
Who are we
We are Nicole and Jason. We work, farm and home school our son, Felix [age 8], on our 60 acre property in the Noosa Hinterland.
Our journey started in the basement of our small suburban home in Brisbane. A burning desire to spend our time crafting with timber led us to design our first collection in July of 2014 using only the tools from our shed.
In 2016 we moved from the city to the country to a town of just 700. Our studio and workshop is now nestled beneath the trees on a mountain in the Noosa Hinterland, Australia.
Having immersed ourselves into a self sufficient life in our modern homestead, we are now passionate bee keepers with 12 bee hives scattered throughout our hills. We bottle honey straight from the hive to the jar and make this available in small batches on our website and in some small stores.
In 2021 we introduced our Zilvi Tea collection to compliment our lifestyle. We move throughout our days with intention and choose to really live - to pause and to see the beauty in the things we often miss when we allow the fast pace of life to distract us. And often, these moments can be as simple as stopping and having a cup of tea. To spend time reflecting or to tell a story while we are stopped and present in each others company.
Our focus is nurturing a brand that is kind to the earth through operating our business using zero single use plastic in our studio and in the packaging of your orders. We use minimal packaging that is fully recyclable including up-cycled fabrics.
Our family is supported by your purchases - your support allows us to work from our home studio or on the road as we travel different parts of Australia when we can all while educating our son as we home school. This lifestyle is our dream and your welcoming our work into your home is not lost on us, we are truly grateful.
We continue to pinch ourselves that this is our now. That we can live this life, slowly. Spending our days together as a family, time with our animals, in our gardens and on our land, free from the 9-5 we were once used to.
Feeling incredibly grateful, we are passionate about giving back and raising awareness of the urgency for a cure for Brain Cancer. We will continue to bring awareness to our large social media followings and donating where we can. We do this with love and in memory of Brad Cronk. #afeatherforbrad
Thank you for being here.
Nicole, Jason & Felix
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, of the land where we work and live, the Gubbi Gubbi People of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Regions and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of the Gubbi Gubbi people.