Noosa brand provide reusable relief during health crisis
AS the demand for personal protective equipment rises in the wake of novel coronavirus, one Noosa brand have launched a range of face masks to help keep the community safe.
Outback and Co is the brain work of mother-daughter duo Jenny and Rosie Stevenson who create boutique country workwear available for men, women, children and pets of Australia.
"The concept of Outback & Co. was born over a wet season spent at home, in Noosa," Rosie said.
"I was in need of particular work products while living and working in the Northern Territory and Western Australia on stations, working on the land wearing work clothes in all of the harsh elements."
"My mum was raised in rural Queensland and has had a life long passion and decades of experience sewing.
"From there we created products that were of high quality, versatile, durable and looked great at the same time."
Rosie said the business concept came from two needs.
"The first need, protection from the sun and dust and other outdoor elements."
"The second need, to maintain a little bit of femininity and fun in everyday life on a station in the outback."
"The concept quickly began to appeal to the guys as well."
Their most recent product, protective and reusable face masks, launched this week.
"We were approached by a family member who was in desperate need of a face mask to wear at work during this tough time," Rosie said.
"To keep within sustainable practices and have something of high quality, we designed and made a reusable and protective face mask."
"These face masks help protect against and prevent the spread of potentially infectious respiratory diseases, and can also protect against the elements of dust, sun and wind."
Outback and Co's range included: earrings, scrunchies, neck scarfs, pet scarfs, gaiters, tote bags and face masks.
"They're great whether you are working on the land, love fishing on the weekend, gardening at home, bush or beach walking, or hiking or riding in the forest."
Their products are handmade and versatile made with high quality, durable,100 per cotton, and you can choose a fabric print to suit you.
Each piece is carefully hand made in the Noosa Hinterland and posted to customers throughout Australia.
Products are available on the Outback & co. Facebook or Instagram page.