About us

Local and global influences are woven together to bring you a collection of homewares, clothing, accessories, jewellery, toys and ecofriendly wares that is truly unique. Available from our shop in Cygnet, Tasmania.

We have a great range of handcrafts made in near and far lands, in distinctive and unique designs, from textiles, clay, timber, glass, paper and more. From ancient traditional to contemporary designs, discover a range of wares including:

  • original hand woodblock printed quilts, doona sets and table linen
  • hemp, organic cotton, bamboo and woollen clothing for adults, children and babies
  • delicately handcrafted accessories and jewellery
  • hand loomed rugs and wall hangings
  • beautiful unusual toys from timber and textured fabrics to nourish imagination and the joy of childhood.
  • quality gifts that may be either: eco-friendly,from recycled materials, locally handcrafted, or providing a fair and sustainable livelihood, for producers in other cultures.

At Near and Far we endeavor to ensure our products are made by people who receive fair pay and working conditions within their countries, donate to worthwhile organisations and stock eco friendly products.

Near and Far is an associate member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand. Read more information on these initiatives.

Winter shop opening hours (Easter until the end of November)

  • Weekdays: 10am–5pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Weekends: 10am–4pm

Summer shop opening hours (December until Easter)

  • Weekdays: 10am–5pm (closed Tuesdays)
  • Weekends: 10am–4pm
Near and Far shopfront at 30 Mary Street, Cygnet Tasmania 7112