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Every year my family takes off for a few unwind... reconnect... and explore. The tribe got bigger, and life threw us some curve balls, but the wandering has never stopped. 

Balu Balu began on one of those adventures in 2006, when our travels saw me trawling through crowded Indian markets, child on hip, seeking beautiful clothes for my boy. I found a tailor in India who made my first range of long sleeved cotton shirts for boys which I brought home to sell at the Camberwell Flea Market in Melbourne.

I supplemented my range with beautiful vintage handknitted cardigans, and found more joy in scouring vintage warehouses for collections. 

Now I spend a few months each year living in India and have enormous joy treasure hunting for old kitchen items and lovely quilts, whatever takes my fancy at the time....all of which I trade at my local markets here in Byron Bay.

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Wanderer, Collector, Trader......

Tiina xx