A PAIRING OF SPIRITS
CHRISTO + JOHANNA EVERINGHAM
The Spiritual is fundamental to our brand, makeup and understanding of the world. Exceptional quality has a story behind it, is imbued with a human beings' touch, soul and spirit. It supports all things authentic and lasting. By bringing together refinement and spirit we create sun energy-charged ‘Alive’ compositions that harmonise our physical and spiritual being every day.
Nurtured by her Steiner School education and artistic-inspired (some would say hippie-esque) upbringing within the humanistic/spiritual Antroposophic movement which her parents and grandparents were deeply involved in, Johanna has always been drawn to the natural, spirit-imbued quality of things.
Introduced to organic cosmetic and medicine crafting by her alchemist mother, Johanna has been making her own skincare compositions for over 20 years. She finds the most exquisite, often long forgotten ingredients, experimenting with traditional folk methods and refining her formulas ‘until they sing’.
Christo’s interest has been an exploration of culture, from the basic to the refined. Tribal art and furniture, the absurd to the divine, working in European fabric houses for the love of texture, in theatre and dance to study the form of lighting and movement. But mostly his wanderings have been an exploration of the spirit in all things.
THE PAIR / LE PAAR / LEPAAR
Whether it is the passing on of old wisdoms lost, reviving practices that nurture all, collaborating with makers that instil what they make with love and mastery, it is essentially this acknowledgement of the spirit of things which drives our intent to create a brand that defines and tells this story.
The story of LEPAAR is the culmination of two people coming together; the pairing of a shared passion for quality, refinement and beauty; of growing a business that supports what is good, ethical and alive.
Our very different worlds that we come from hold very similar values in spirit and form. Our story is to bring these two things together. Refinement and spirit.
Oh, and we are passionate gardeners. We divide our time between Australia's iconic Bondi Beach and our 100 acre property in the pristine Kangaroo Valley, one of the 9 true valleys of this world, meaning it is 180 degrees surrounded by majestic rock escarpment. In the valley, we grow our own trees, herbs and flowers following biodynamic principles, dabble in natural bee keeping, recharge our souls, welcome family and friends and road test our luxury gardenhose collection;-)
Christo + Johanna