Zebra Finch is a small, family owned business which started in 2012 by creating window displays in empty shops, which sparked a conversation with the centre about creating my own store. A special lady and I thought up our name ‘Zebra Finch’ on a train to Sydney and I drew a little bird with a zebra print wing.
Starting with a small range of beautiful homewares and giftwares, we have grown over the years to include some special children's ware, clothing, accessories and more. We have now established two locations (Marketown and Westfield Kotara) as well as our online store.
Colour Colour Colour and love and happiness go into the stores as we curate our collection from over 50 companies. From the bigger companies to the small handmade items that make our stores special and unique.
We have many long term customers that say coming into our stores is like a treasure hunt where the perfect item is nestled within our shelves and others that visit on their way home from work - they tell us it’s their happy place.
We have been asking for a gold coin donation instore for quite a number of years now for gift wrapping which goes to local charity in Newcastle - Got your Back Sista - that are dedicated to providing support and relief for woman and children who have escaped family violence.
Since I lost my mother earlier this year - a constant supporter and believer in all my crazy ideas and also my work colleague in our family run Newsagency at Marketown, we also have a donation tin for pancreatic cancer. Pankind Australia are currently supporting research into possible early detection and outcomes for Pancreatic cancer. There is currently no form of early detection and the rate of survival is sitting at around 8% for 5 years after diagnosis.
While we have this amazing online presence, it’s so so very hard to recreate our instore experience with so many unique and often one off pieces. If you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to message or call us.
Zebra Finch is privileged to operate on Awabakal and Worimi Country. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging.