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Simply Beautiful Homeware - a synergy between the unspoiled beauty of raw materials and the understated clarity of contemporary design.


The papaya brand was created in 1996, born of a quest to find and utilize sustainable natural materials and combine these with simple, elegant design to form a homeware brand that is innovative, contemporary and timeless. There was also a strong motivation to recapture the soul that exists in all items made with the time-honored skill and aptitude of experienced hands.  This accounts for the sensual, tactile and very human nature of all Papaya products.


For us, it's all about the people. We are a small and cohesive team, each contributing some special attribute to Papaya, from creativity and flair to administration and logistical skills.  Papaya is a happy workplace, filled with energy, commitment and enthusiasm.  It therefore follows that we take pride in the relationships established with our customers and suppliers alike, ensuring that we provide the highest levels of ethical and professional standards in all our endeavours. 


We manufacture products to our own unique designs, in partnership with artisans and producers across the globe. Papaya does not knowingly support child labour, and much care is taken during the negotiation stages and product development to ensure that all workers involved in the production of Papaya products are paid a fair living wage in line with universal ethical values. 


We produce three collections each year. Our Spring/Summer collection starts to arrive in stores from September onwards, the Autumn/Winter collection from March, and our festive range is launched with our ever-popular Christmas windows in mid October each year. With each collection we launch inspiring new items across each of our product categories. However, Papaya classics remain available too. There are some collections we have had from the very beginning that are as strong now as they ever were. They are evidence of the timeless nature of our designs.

Our catalogues can be downloaded in PDF format from the Current Catalogue page.

Along with Sydney, we also supply homewares to Papaya fans Australia-wide. See our online store!

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