Tarmaine, a Sydney Design School graduate and qualified aesthetician, has been formulating natural skincare intermittently since her iTEC (International Therapy Examination Council) graduation in 2001.
Her frustrations in finding ethical, water free and pH neutral care for her young family saw the development of the multidisciplinary studio that Ħarlo is today. Bodies of work with a collective narrative - connecting the unbounded offerings of nature and our body, mind and spirit.
As the daughter of a passionate carpenter and joiner, Tarmaine was taught the importance of detail, quality and craftsmanship from a young age. These learnings developed into curiosity towards the unrefined beauties of the world and an appreciation for the Wabi-Sabi philosophy values of simplicity, modesty and nature.
Combining her passions for design, skincare and her interest in creative homewares, the Canberra based design studio, Ħarlo, was created.
A space to honour local and international artisans and creators able to transform raw materials from the earth into something magical and functional. A space which challenges conventional formulations, cheap fillers, synthetic ingredients and fragrances. And, a space that offers a definitive design service, inspired by sustainability, humbleness, authenticity and diversity.
“At Ħarlo, we value the homespun, authentic blessings nature has to offer. We believe these characteristics should be celebrated, curated and preserved, like each moment lived”.
If you are interested in Ħarlo's design services, or are a creator of a locally designed product, please get in touch, we would love to connect with you.
Ħarlo Design Studio acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present