About Us

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We all want to genuinely connect with the people we love, admire, work with and depend on.
Can giving the right gift be the answer?
Our customers have said at times finding the perfect eco friendly gift can feel like a "How well do you know me?" challenge.
They want to connect while expressing care for community and a sustainable approach to the environment.
Our mission is to help shake off the anxiety of buying the perfect gift. Drop the stress of burning good money on unsustainable rubbish. And best of all kick that sinking feeling you get, when you realise your gesture is all wrong.
We call it gift-lexia ;)
Here you can find the most beautiful, the most interesting, and the most thoughtful sustainable and ethical gifts and homewares from around Australia and our friends abroad for you to give, express, inspire, and treasure. 
Come to our online shop OldFashioned.Online or DM our Old Fashioned Gift Guru on Instagram or Facebook 
We are here to give you a hand.

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Our Story


“Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself.”
Dr Garry Chapman

Our team Antonio and Zoe have been in love for more than 20 years.

Their creativity is inspired by their surroundings of Newtown in Sydney’s Inner West and influenced by travel around Australia and abroad.

Antonio brings Style, Music and Technical know-how as the Creative Director and Gift Guru.

Zoe brings 25 years of textile, fashion and integrated design expertise. She also has an insight into what we call…

Gift-lexia: the inability to select the perfect eco-friendly gift due to failure to plan the perfect gift. Fear of burning good money on unsustainable rubbish. Experience of severe anxiety, when the gesture is all wrong.

Together they embrace sustainable production and ethical practice at the core of the business. Made by hand and crafted from natural and recycled materials, every product has a long-lasting appeal. We strive for a balance between profit, people and the planet. 


Acknowledgement of Country

We at Old Fashioned Online acknowledge the Gadigal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community in this place now called Sydney. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.