Spotted Quoll Studio scores Shanghai deal

SUCCESS: Tamika Bannister with locally spun merino blankets and printed pillows that have just secured her a global deal with a Shanghai company. Picture: Piia Wirsu

SUCCESS: Tamika Bannister with locally spun merino blankets and printed pillows that have just secured her a global deal with a Shanghai company. Picture: Piia Wirsu

One woman’s dream to create jobs in a sustainable business is hitting new heights as she cracks the lucrative Chinese market.

Founded in 2009, the Spotted Quoll Studio has recently signed a contract with Worldwide Origins in Shanghai, which has 1.1 billion buyers, to supply them with quality, sustainable Australian made products. 

“We’re very big on ethical production so we produce everything here, what we can’t produce here is done elsewhere in Melbourne or Sydney,” Spotted Quoll Studios owner Tamika Bannister said. 

Ms Bannister was approached by the company after appearing at a design fair. The new deal will create more local jobs. 

“Long term it will increase our production or output so we will need more staff,” she said. “The whole reason I started my business in the first place was to actually create meaningful employment in Tasmania.”

Ms Bannister strongly encourages a buy local attitude.

“It’s your future as well as ours, supporting small business is supporting a community of people, it’s supporting jobs,” she said. 

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