Little Leaf Eco

Little Leaf Eco is a family owned New Zealand company that is focused on offering products that are intended to preserve the environment, cut down on waste while maintaining a high level of standards. Starting with the Lunch Tote, Little Leaf Eco now offers a variety of items such as the Stinky Bag, Kid’s Backpacks and Wooden Toys that are designed not only to inspire but to deliver quality and that unique Kiwi style. It’s still that same family business driven by passion for the environment and the family.


MEET Maileen

How did your business begin?

Having two fast growing boys at school ​I was never satisfied with the lunch boxes. There were never the right size, broke too easily and contained who knows what chemicals. I thought there must be a better option but couldn’t find anything.
Speaking with my friends they also experienced these issues and this led me to design and make my original concept. This proved popular so I thought there must be others out there looking for these type of eco friendly lunch totes so I started Little Leaf Eco.
It was the same with the Stinky Bag, my son’s P.E. bags wouldn’t last the year and they had to throw their smelly and often wet shoes in the one bag. I thought a two sectioned bag big enough for everything would make much more sense, and one designed to last. My kids loved the prototype and I loved the way it kept the stinky stuff separate making everything last longer, so I added it to my Little Leaf product line.

What gets you up in the morning?

Our kids and dogs. The thrill of seeing my business evolve and grow from day to day.

When you're not working you are

Spending time with family and friends.

Anything else?

I am constantly looking to solve problems so expect more products that will do just that.

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