While visiting Hervey Bay on a family holiday Dave & Ash met Bryan Hope a local craftsmen, in which we collaborated our handcrafted pen merchandise. The woods chosen are of premium quality and have a story behind both.
Silky Oak Wood -
The Silky Oak (
Fraser Island Turpentine Satinay Wood -
These pens are made from 100+ year old wood from pre WWll now a protected species of Fraser Island. In 1925 most of the island was set aside as state forest, loggers overlooked the trees as they were regarded too hard for hardwood and too soft for soft wood. Satinays main redeeming feature is its resistance to fire. The trees on Fraser Island are now over 1200 years old.
David & Ash have designed and manufactured our merchandise via supporting Sunshine Coast vendors - printers, digital artists, graphic designers & more, everything is made with quality material, embroidery & screen printing our logo onto quality hand picked merchandise, chill cafe 89 holds a huge part in the SC community.