Friend of a Friend

Friend of a Friend

Beautiful homeware products, accessories and natural skincare - sourced and manufactured in South Africa - available in New Zealand! Friend of a Friend is about showcasing the talent of South Africa, while being true to its roots - local, sustainable, ethical.

All products come from the Artist or Community directly and they're all of great quality. Support the young and up and coming artist, or the inspiring communities that have come together to create beautiful pieces for you to treasure. Mostly handcrafted, all sourced through independent suppliers in Southern Africa. It may be a little bit of home, It may be something your heart desires, but whatever it means to you, know that it is of high quality and made with love.

Operating as usual

[11/08/17]   More journals to be loaded onto the website soon, watch this space! If you've spotted one you like on Facebook or Instagram - and it isn't on our website yet - just send us a message and we can tell you if it's still available! Easy right? 🤗


Friend of a Friend's cover photo 01/11/2017

Handwoven Cotton Towel - Friend of a Friend

Is it Summer yet? At least we will be ready when it does arrive with these beautiful handwoven cotton beach towels! Available in different colours and designs. Shop online now and get your christmas shopping done early ;) 01/11/2017

Natural Aqueous Cream - Friend of a Friend

Use as a gentle cleansing wash on your new baby's skin during bath-time, or as a soothing moisturiser for the whole family. Organic olive, sesame and coconut oil nourish, protect and soothe the skin. It is fragrance free, and is suitable for those prone to dry or problematic skin. 01/11/2017

Protea Platter (h) - Friend of a Friend

This beautiful hand crafted and hand painted Protea Range of ceramic homeware is inspired by the South African national flower and its presence in the western cape.

Adhering to high quality standards, this high temperature fired range is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe combining art with practical modern day functionality.

Each Platter is unique in design and shape, moulded by hand. This oval platter measures approximately 37cm x 25cm

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Don't these journals just make the perfect #christmaspresents ! Available now online at


We still have some Aqueous Cream available for purchase. Check out the website

Put your hands up if you love our Natural Aqueous Cream? It is perfect for the whole family – including newborn babies! (You’ll be happy to know that it contains no petroleum jellies, no paraffin and absolutely no mineral oils).
#ohlief #natural #organic #aqueouscream #wecare


a handful of Journals loaded onto the website! Shop online at 😍


Friend of a Friend's cover photo


Selected Oh-Lief products on SALE now! Check out our website and put together a great collection of Natural, Organic skincare for yourself, or a friend! 😉


Handy little 10g size tubs ~ easy to travel with or keep in your handbag! Perfect to add to a baby shower present! These are on special on the website! Only NZ$2.50 - $3! Link in profile 👊

#oliveoilbased #babywax #tummywax #insectbalm #choosenatural #organicbaby #naturalmum


Don't forget - if you're in the Auckland area and you need a gift delivered before Christmas, send us an email and we'll arrange to personally drop it off on Friday 23rd December! #merryxmas #toobusyforchristmasshopping


Hand crafted amazingness by the talented Ilundi. We still have a few of these messenger bags in stock at

The beauty of hand dyed products is that the dye highlights the beauty of the natural texture of the grain and markings on the hide. This allows for a very unique product - whether we make 2 or 200 of the same design and colour, each one will always be slightly different. #ilundileather #process #leatherstudio #handcraftedleather #handdyedleather


Doughnuts and Beer Party Socks in Pink - the perfect festive accessory!


Starting to feel like Summer - Finally! Get that tropical holiday feeling with these blockprinted Tote Bags with leather handles
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Hand-Printed pouches - perfect to use as a make-up bag, or somewhere to keep all your little things from getting lost in your handbag!
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Find a journal that speaks to you 📓 one of a kind repurposed vintage books filled with blank pages for you to fill with your creativity 😊


New Journals just loaded onto the website! These repurposed vintage books are absolutely beautiful and make the perfect gift. Each one unique ~ take a look


Do you want to discover amazing local businesses in NZ but you don't know where to start? Try!! A website dedicated to showcasing awesome local online stores from around New Zealand with info about what they sell and who they are! All categorised for easy online shopping! Friend of a Friend are so excited to be a part of Shop Small!


How cool is your Dad? To celebrate all the awesome Dad's out there, we are offering 25% off all funky socks until midnight Sunday!


"I'm very organised these days - I keep my life in my handbag, like most women" ~ Britt Ekland


Time to make some space for new stock!
10% off all clutch bags! Online now at


Friend of a Friend's cover photo


Our new stock of handwoven cotton towels has been loaded onto the website! Check it out - >> there's also matching hand towels and tea towels!


They just get better with age!

The Tropical clutch in sienna before and after 10 months of use. The colour darkens slightly and the leather softens beautifully and shapes to its contents. #ilundileather #handcrafted #ilundileather #handmadeclutch


Recycled books turned into beautiful journals by the super talented @wakeupanddreamxx - hand etched and filled with blank pages #oneofakind #recycle #book #journal #qotd #instashop


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Cute hand painted pinch bowls by the very talented #twceramics ! Perfect to use on your dinner table, or if you prefer, for your jewellery or nik-naks ~ soon to be loaded onto the website
#oneofakind #ringbowl #handmadeceramics #handpainted #protea #pinchbowl


New @lichenandleaf tote bags available in black & white prints - beautifully hand printed #blockprint #bananaleaf #tropical #totebag


New pouches from @lichenandleaf have just been loaded onto the website! Loving the new tassel addition! Shop online now #blockprinted #tassel #deliciousmonster


New Signature Sling bags available in a variety of colours! Cleverly folded together with no stitching makes them ultra durable and perfect for everyday use! #handmade


New Ilundi designs available online! This cute little sling bag is cleverly crafted without any stitching! Featuring an adjustable strap and a brass stud closure, it's your perfect everyday companion! Shop now at


Oyster and Licorice colour combination in this gorgeous shoulder bag by #ilundi . Arriving in New Zealand this week! #handstitched #handdyed #leatherbag #friendofafriend


Awesome new sock styles by @featsockco available in New Zealand soon! Just in time to brighten up those winter days! #friendofafriend #funkysocks #watchthisspace


Come and visit us at the General Collective Market this Saturday and grab some end of season sales!

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