or call us on 0404 893 180 for a private shopping or gift registry appointment
Shop 5, 544-546 Box Road Jannali 2226
Store Opening Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 - 4:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 4:00
Thursday 10:30 - 5:00
Friday 10:30 - 4:00
Saturday 10:30 - 4:00
We offer private appointments for personalised fittings, to set up your gift registries or you may simply need help to find that perfect gift.
Please call 1300 616 385 or email email@example.com to arrange your personalised shopping experience.
FORA STUDIOS respectfully acknowledges the Dharawal People, the traditional custodians of the land on which we potter about celebrating nature & creativity in all its forms.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.
Well Hello Jannali and welcome to FORA STUDIOS
My name is Lidia. I'm a mum of two young boys who has lived in Jannali for the past 11 years. I've grown to love it so much, even though, in my youth, I swore I would NEVER live in the Shire! Fool me :-)
Some of you and your families have lived in the area for many years, some have only just discovered its village vibe since the last known surviving Flemings left town not too long ago.
I've always thought that Jannali has something special and perhaps now, thanks to COVID, we are rediscovering the village vibe, the local natural treasures and acknowledging the many talented women, men and youth that spring from our area.
What will be in the Store?
My aim with FORA STUDIOS is to not only provide you with an inspiring emporium of gifts, crafts, fashion, homewares, garden tools and plants as well as stationery and books to choose from. We haven't forgotten kids and pet friends either! Our products will hopefully inspire you to find and unfurl your own creative nature and to make more mindful buying decisions that may seem less convenient and a little more pricey at first, but become easier and more financially sustainable over time.
FORA STUDIOS Merchants and Makers provides a platform for smaller craftspeople, artists, changemakers and advocates to either sell or promote their wares and ideas, all for the betterment of our community. That could even be you! A workshop and event space will be available too.
Make group gifting easy and start a FORA gift registry. Consider purchasing a teacher gift to say thanks to those educators and home schoolers who've done an amazing job in what has turned out to be a rather shit of year...2021. No need to head up to that big consumption bunker in Miranda. You've got it all in the box...Box Road!
So, what is 'FORA' anyway. Did we forget the 'L'?
FORA is a Latin based word meaning 'what is out of doors'. Respecting nature is always my guide in selecting the range for the store.
Sustainability should also include social sustainability and a respect for artisanal and well made products. Everything in the store will have a story and background to it. It could be a fragrant honey made by a local beekeeper, a sarong made by a group of disadvantaged Colombian women using their generations old hand-stitching skills to better their lives and learn about business, or a painting by 92 year old Indigenous woman who only started painting a few years ago.
What do I know anyway?
While I had a long career in design and product marketing, the recent years have been about my children, killing a few plants in my garden, and raising awareness for special needs communities in the Shire. As such, I've decided to donate proceeds from products in our pet category to Assistance Dogs Australia. They do so much for children and adults all over Australia. Furthermore for any Clubbies hand screenprinted print sold - Cronulla, Elouera, Wanda, South Cronulla - Clubbies prints donates $5 and Fora Studios matches that donation for the relative' clubs Inclusive Nippers program.
Come and Say Hi!
This is my first shop, so I hope you'll pop in and say hello as I'm tinkering away. Don't be afraid if you see me in a 'bitchy resting face' phase. It's likely I've just caught my 5 and 7 year old boys eating all the chololates or hiding product under the fixtures.