I'm sending a huge shout out to Christine Hawkins and the team at Cinnabar Designs who are the creators of my favorite all natural ultra-fine merino wool knits. You'll know by now that when I'm not writing The SheEO Blog I'm also a farmer, and while we don't produce wool on our farm, I'm a huge proponent of any industry that supports our farmers and regional industries. In particular, Australian ultra-fine merino fleece is arguably the best in the world and in recent years has been winning awards from Paris to Milan and all the other fashion capitals of the world.
So while I receive all sorts of requests to promote products and businesses on this blog - with 50,000 page views a month we've got a big following - my second Xmas gift suggestion is Cinnabar Designs because it's run by women I know from regional Australia, supports local industry and because the products are just beautiful. I find the merino wool - which is sometimes also blended with cashmere and silk - is just perfect for the Australian climate: warm in winter, it breathes in summer and it's perfect for long hours in the office. The models on the website are far more glam than me... but here's proof that I really do wear and endorse the Cinnabar range!
If you'd like a unique, elegant gift for yourself or another woman in your life - you can shop online or find stockists here. Mention The SheEO Blog when you order and you'll receive extra special service! And to Christine and the team - my best wishes for another fabulous year in 2012.