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Tree of Life: Newtown

Address: 320 King St, Newtown, NSW, 2042
Phone number: (02) 9557....
URL: http://www.treeoflife.com.au/
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A long time ago [early 1968] in a world that now seems a long way away, John and Wendy Borthwick set out from Sydney to hitch hike on the overland route [hippie trail] to India. They had a back pack each, two flimsy air mattresses and a few hundred dollars. They believed that luck would lead the way.

Up the east coast of Australia, across to Alice Springs and then in a container truck carrying paddlepops to Darwin. A light plane ride to East Timor, by jeep across the mountains to Dili [or Kupang?] and then by boat and fishing junk to Singapore. Up through Malaya sleeping on the floor of Thai Buddhist monasteries to Bangkok. A hop by Thai Airways via Rangoon to the teeming, steaming oven of humanity that was Calcutta. Naked, emaciated beggars, lepers with no noses, huge Brahmin bulls wandering the city streets...it was a rude awakening for our two young travellers.

But it was the beginning of a life long love affair with India. Several months and many hair raising adventures later, they found themselves back in Australia where someone told them about Meher Baba, at that time still living in India. Which they had just left.

In early 1969, now firm believers in Meher Baba, they joined in a partnership to begin a handcrafts store in Edgecliffe, Sydney called Meher Handcrafts. John set about making fringed leather mocassins, belts and sandals while Wendy sewed calico dresses and strung beads. Here they sold their first Lucknowy kurta shirt, a garment which is still going strong in Tree of Life today.

Their journey continued through babies and business with the many ups and downs and detours and roundabouts which life brings. John and Wendy began their own wholesale business 'White Cloud' in 1979.

Things were changing. But the business was always firmly based in India and its enchanting, colourful handcrafts and romantic, comfortable clothing.

In the early 90TMs, the first Tree of Life store opened its doors in Balmain, Sydney. The idea was to appeal to the Bohemian spirit regardless of age, size, gender, religion etc. Gradually, the number of stores has increased. With the help of a wonderful team, the concept and design of the stores has evolved and been refined. But the product heartland remains India and its ancient tradition of decorative arts and crafts. And the clothing is always meant to reflect romance, to encourage freedom of expression and to provide comfort and self confidence.

Hence the name Tree of Life...a Tree to provide inspiration and beauty for one and all.
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Specialties

Our Products include:
- Clothing
- Accessories
- Homewares
- Treasures
- Jeweleries

Coupons, Bargains, Freebies and Sales

Browse through their clothing pages and see selected women's clothing with big discounts: Christina Long Cardigan now $25 - was $60, Banded Agate Silver Bracelet now $125 - was $250, plus more. Offer is good while stocks last.

Bed sheets are for bed but if you want to feel it wrapped around you while you're in a party, you might want to try wearing this Handpainted Wrap Skirt now more than 50% off - only $10 with free delivery. Offer is good while stocks last.

Glitters, flowery designs, and varied colours make the world look like Wonderland. Animate your little girl's world with Silver Glittery Skirt Kid's now more than half-price off with free shipping. Offer is good while stocks last.

Express what you love with the Childrens I Heart Trees T-shirt now only $25 - that's $10 off and it's delivered free. Offer is good while stocks last.

Aladdin, the magic lamp, the genie, and Princess Jasmine get forgotten right after we step on to high school. Bring back the memories of Aladdin and the gang with the Satin Ali Baba Pants now $5 cheaper and is delivered free, too. Offer is good while stocks last.

Shows off your legs with this skirt while still being in-line this winter because of its flaming color. With $10 off and free delivery, there's nothing to lose with this short pencil skirt. Offer is good while stocks last.

Best partnered with high-heels and leather boots, this Atlantis Skirt is now $25 less and is delivered free. Offer is good while stocks last.

Birthday parties should be traditional - filled with flowers, balloons, walking clowns, and cake icings on faces. This silver glittery skirt for kids perfectly resembles a child's birthday party. And it's now more than 50% off for $20. It ships free, too. Offer is good while stocks last.

Extra-terrestrial scientists has proven that adult blankets and pillows can give big risks of irritations to a baby's skin. Crochet baby blanket is now price-slashed down to $35 and ships free, too. Offer is good while stocks last.

Women who lived in the monarchy times loved long, lacey dresses and used wires as hair frames to gain instant additional height. The Rapunzel dress (loved the cartoons by the way) is now $13 cheaper + delivered free. Offer is good while stocks last.

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