About Us


Meet the team of Keepers. We do our product development with lots of tea and chocolate to keep the creative juices flowing.



To help you shop and store your fresh produce in good conscious.

We are an Australian company, committed to bringing you truly sustainable and eco-conscious products. From our organic certifications and standards to our commitment to the growers and producers of our products, we hope to do better for the earth.
We are all Keepers of the earth, and we hope that a purchase of one of our products is contributing to the renewal of much-decimated soil and the reduction of plastic.

The Keeper is not only about shopping bags, but we hope to create a community of like-minded humans.
We thank you for supporting The Keeper brand, and we wish you a wonderful journey with us, as we bring in all the new developments that will surface to help us in our daily lives and mother earth.

Our best wishes,

Hugh, Kathryn and Lara



I have been a businessman for most of my working years. I had a profound experience while hiking in a forest in the Muir Woods National Monument. I arrived at the entrance of the forest depressed and totally exhausted. After 15 minutes of walking amongst the powerful trees and listening to the sounds of water running over sandstone rocks, my body was suddenly full of life, joy and clarity. This experience opened a love for nature and deep respect for its power. A new business was born, based on sustainability, fuelled by serving.

My business is founded on replacing plastic bags with bags made from organic cotton fabrics. Having a background in textiles, I am educating people on how
to shop and store produce, using these eco-friendly fabrics that are practical and beautiful, and help restore the planet. All waste products, go out to feed the neighbouring plantations.

I now have a fire in his belly to unite business and ecology. That business can be an instrument of change. And a passion to bring children out of the material world and connect them with nature.

I love hiking, writing poems, and actively helping an organisation in the field of help and healing on the spiritual path, through the teaching of Bruno



I am a Lara, a keeper. A keeper of the earth, a keeper of my children and a home keeper.

In my previous occupations, I have been a qualified Chef and graduate of Melbourne Uni with a lovely degree which I have not used. But first I was a student of Bhaktiman the Hare Krishna cook who taught me to nourish the soul as well as the belly.

This inspired me to pursue a career in Cheffing, which was not at the time inspired by love but rather ego. So I followed my heart to organic produce where love reigned freely - and eventually came full circle to be a Vegan chef as vegetarian food has always been cooked from the heart and with consciousness. This path lead me meanderingly to Hugh and The Keeper where I am now very happily a Creative Keeper.

What inspires me: creativity in myself and others.

What brings me happiness: chocolate and working with inspired keepers.

What do I hope to achieve with The Keeper: inspiring others to live more sustainably.