About Us

"Quality over quantity" each piece is thoughtfully hand-picked with an emphasis on plastic free, New Zealand made and ethically made products.

A few years ago our family began a path to living a more sustainable life, living simply and being more aware of the impact we create. Becoming more mindful of everyday products and the overwhelming number of chemicals found in them. Slowly working through the house, room by room, decreasing plastic and making more mindful decisions when making a purchase.

And that is how Isla & Olive began, with my driving passion to find plastic free alternatives, simple and beautiful items to help reduce plastic waste. 

Since then I have slowly added other beautiful pieces for everyday living including; homewares, children's/baby clothing, wooden toys + books and New Zealand made ceramics, candles and skincare. 

Leigh Rutherford


Store location: Aviary, 38 Childers Road, Gisborne, New Zealand