21 December 2023

Riverina Made: Katherine Earsman saw a gap in the market and started creating sensory toys for babies

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Katherine Earsman,

Katherine Earsman, the owner of Henry & Flo, began her venture while on maternity leave. Photo: Supplied.

Who are you and what is your business? My name is Katherine Earsman and I own Henry & Flo (named after my babies).

Where did you begin? I began whilst on maternity leave in 2020 selling swaddles and sleeping bags for babies, which then turned into busy boards and cubes once we got Henry’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. I saw a gap in the market and went for it.

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What do you produce? Busy boards, cubes and nursery decor.

What do you sell that makes a great gift? Our Busy Board + [boards] are a massive hit this Christmas season.

Busy board

Henry & Flo’s busy boards are based on Montessori principles that engage and improve fine motor skills. Photo: Henry and Flo.

What would you make if you could do anything? All of the sensory boards and toys you can think of – though I am only one woman.

How would you promote the Riverina? A small country town with stunning rivers, ripe farmlands and a friendly community.

Nursery decor

Henry & Flo’s nursery decor is a must-have. Photo: Henry & Flo.

Coolest local thing you’ve ever bought? A local aboriginal artist print.

Where’s your favourite place for a cuppa? The Press.

Who is another local producer you admire? Lemon Tree Gifts.

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Learn more about Henry & Flo.

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