From a suburban kitchen in 1983 to a globally exported and recognised, market-leading manufacturer.
Clover Fields was established in 1983 by Elizabeth Valek - our owner and founder. When stuck at home with a broken ankle, a spark of creativity turned into a burgeoning small business. Little did she know that her kitchen cook-up would snowball into many decades of manufacturing to become a market-leader within the body and hair-care sectors. We were the first company in Australia to manufacture non-tallow based soaps, and we set the fashion of nude, pantry-style soaps, which until then had not been common in Australia. In 2018, we launched our ground-breaking range of shampoo bars called Shampoo With A Purpose. It was the first in a series of wonderful collaborations between our founder Liz and her daughter, Geneva, who joined the company with the aim to reach new audiences and eradicate as much plastic as possible.
The range has now saved more than 2,000,000 plastic bottles from being made (Yes 2 million!!!), used or thrown away. It's been exported worldwide and has been featured in the likes of Better Homes and Gardens, Sydney Morning Herald, Home Beautiful, Vogue Magazine, Instyle, Marie Claire, WHO, New Idea, Studio 10 on Channel 10, Grassroots Magazine and many more.
Things have not always been easy for the business, we have faced our ups and downs like many other small, Australian businesses - but what has inspired us and pulled us through in the long-run has been our focus on quality, and the fantastic family of team-members that keep us going behind the scenes. None of which could have been achieved without our close ties to our valued and loyal customers.