Our Story

👋 Hi I’m Kate and this is my assistant Cookie

young woman founder smiling with her hair down hugging cookie the large black greyhound

💻 Nettle Tree is an online platform making plastic-free Aussie made shampoo bars from across the country more accessible.  

♻️ I began my zero waste journey in 2017 and had tried making my own shampoo but decided it was too messy and not meeting my specific hair needs.  I just couldn’t find anything that was handmade with natural ingredients to suit my sensitive skin – that wasn’t wrapped in plastic.   

🚜 In 2018, I started sourcing solid shampoo bars from local & regional markets.  My vision formed into creating a collection of products online, so that they are more accessible for city dwelling Aussies.   

👭 Meeting the women and their families who hand-make these products was incredibly inspiring, I have included some of their stories on each product page.  

🌱 In 2020, my excitement in the zero waste movement collided together with my passion for supporting women run small local businesses. This has resulted in Nettle Tree.