Our Story


moss & pear was lovingly imagined by Fiona, a Scottish environmental enthusiast living in Victoria. The genuine sentiment behind moss & pear is to live kindly, waste less, re-use more and 'do what you can' to help the world we live in be more sustainable.

About me.
The ensuing climate crisis served as a wake-up call and provided me with the motivation I needed to be a part of the ‘less waste’ revolution. Seeing single-use plastic everywhere has always been a source of irritation but comprehending that the oceans and landfills were choked with plastic was the final 'straw'. 
Single-use plastic shampoo and body wash bottles have always been the major issue for me. I ditched them years ago but found myself getting frustrated with soggy soap not drying out on the soap dish. I needed something that would dry out the bar between uses.

Along came the Timber Magnetic Soap Holder! The idea emerged many years ago following a futile search for a sustainable, but stylish, air-drying soap holder failed miserably. And so began a couple of years pondering various alternatives before deciding to go ahead and design one myself.

The Magnetic Soap Holder is not a new concept – we were vaguely familiar with them growing up in Scotland many years ago. I recall them being plastic and nasty-looking, but extremely effective.

They are small-batch made and can take some time to make but have been incredibly popular, so our production is ramping up a bit!

My daughter Morven has been a firm supporter of the venture and is also an ardent zero-waster, currently working in Scotland. We got together to ensure this dream came to fruition and do our bit to change the single-use plastic habits we all face each day.

Why not join us? Let’s protect the environment, one great product at a time.
Fiona and Morven
moss & pear owner Fiona standing with daughter Morven and Dog Cooper