Creative Showcase - Karter&Stark

Gorgeous new Australian bedding brand Karter&Stark is a 100% organic hemp-rich linen range that will truly change the way you sleep. This luxe collection is a chemical free, hypoallergenic alternative to the current bedding on the market and the soft colour palette provides a calming and relaxing place to sleep...

Karter&Stark prides itself in being an untainted, ethically sound collection of ultra-soft Australian-made bed linen made in 100% organic, sustainably produced hemp. It is chemical free, hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial creating a sleeping environment that gives your body’s vital defence systems the chance to recuperate overnight.

Cool and breathable in summer, yet insulating in winter, hemp’s multiple health benefits promote langorous sleep year round. For those suffering respiratory and skin sensitivities triggered by chemical or environmental allergies, Karter&Stark will be a game-changer.

We asked creator Marissa Almaan a few questions about Karter&Stark...
What inspired you to start Karter&Stark?
Karter&Stark was really born out of necessity. My daughter Lulu was getting no sleep due to various health conditions and I really just wanted to relieve some of the stress that her body was going through by creating a sleeping environment that helped her recuperate during the night.

What have you enjoyed most about creating your own brand?
Developing the fabric that we use for the Deluxe 100% Hemp range was pretty fulfilling. Getting the weight and the weave just right and the end result being so beautiful was a big accomplishment (and relief).

The time spent on researching Hemp was also pretty amazing. Not only did it lead me to creating an amazing product but opened up other doors for leading a less toxic life, which can only be a good thing!

What sets Karter&Stark apart from other bedding brands on the market?
Hands down the health benefits. The use of Hemp has truly changed our lives for the better. Lulu has not used her Ventolin inhaler for over 18 months, which I just think is amazing!

Everything is so patterned and bright at the moment with other ranges. I think the bedtime routine should be a time of calm and not stimulation. The minimalism of the colour palette allows repose and relaxation.

Where are your favourite places to go in Sydney with kids?
We love Sydney for all the beautiful outdoor things you can do so its hard to choose favourites! We love the beach and everything it entails… swimming, surfing and sandcastles. Enjoying pot luck dinners with friends or spending the day ferry hopping to Cockatoo Island or Manly is always a winner.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I would have loved to be a singer. Unfortunately self-confidence and my total fear of getting on stage stopped me from following that dream. Something I regret to this day. Quote of the day: Never let fear stop you from doing something you love.

If you were to create your dream cupcake, what flavour would it be?
Oh yum I love cake! Everything I bake I adapt to have NO refined sugar, it has to be healthy and yummy! My favorite cake at the moment is Ginger and fig. Im not really a fan of icing or colouring (sorry that’s not much fun is it) but if I had to choose it would probably be a tangy citrus cream cheese concoction!

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