Who We Are…

 

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

AQLO-Beach-side

 

 

You have heard the story before; boy meets girl, they fall in love, they have a baby, and they live happily ever after. This is our story in a nutshell, but this is also not our story…

Once We Were Wild Children…

Our story is bigger than the fairytale; it starts with two children; one a single child of a single parent who would surf the pristine waves of the Gold Coast every day. The other a wild girl who wanted nothing more than to wander the rugged paths of Adelaide. We were children who dreamt of stars and stories, of tracing patterns in the sand, and of feeling the sun on our back.

But Then We Grew Up…

Like all children; we grew up. The world tried to put us in an air conditioned box and close the lid. To count numbers, gaze into the vacuum of a TV screen, to shut the door, and forget about the world outside. Yet when this boy and girl met each other; something sparked – a desire for a life change, a sea change – the waves were whispering in our ears, calling us home.

Until Spring Bloomed Again…

A harsh winter followed; a difficult pregnancy, a job loss. We had already been dipping our toes in the cool waters of creation. Lize was in love with beautiful beach accessories and a small seed had been planted that was going to bloom come Spring. This was the moment we stopped paddling; we plunged right in. Back into the depths of the salty ocean, into the belief that summer is a state of mind. Thus Epoch Collective was born.

 

Epoch [ee-pok] – “a period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.”

 

 

 And Then We Were Free…

Together we wanted to create something that enticed people to step outside to play. To recapture the vividness and beauty of youth. To remind ourselves that we were free. And to make more time for the things and people we love.

For us;  Epoch Collective stands against throwaway consumerism. We want to give you a place to lay your baby down in the shade. A space to fall about laughing with your friends. A spot to dream in the morning light. A wisp of softness where you can drink wine and watch the stars fall with the ones you love. And a nudge to go out and immerse yourself back in the world of sunshine and freedom.

To Weave Our Own Stories…

Our luxurious round towels are woven from stories; we celebrate strong culture, vibrant colors, deep roots, and destinations we love. We work closely with local Australian artists in design and we choose only the best right down to the finest details. Each and every round towel we make can take 2 months to bloom into existence. We believe that true luxury lies in heart and heritage. To own something forever; to share your memories with it, and to have that reminder that the world is a wonderful place.

We’ve poured our heart and soul into Epoch Collective for you and hope you love what we do. Come along and join our adventures, whilst creating your own unforgettable memories…

~ Epoch Collective