From a young age Julia was drawn to all things material and design which led her to a career in architecture. Over the past decade she worked in the architecture industry where her experience took her throughout Australia and Europe designing local galleries through to schools.
She saw copious amounts of waste with no clear solution in sight. For someone who grew up caring deeply for the landscape around her this was a disturbing sight to see, she couldn’t believe the amount of waste the everyday business was churning through and knew something needed to be done.
In Australia alone 150,000 tonnes of stretch wrap is sent to landfill every year and there wasn’t a solution to the problem.
With all of this in mind, in 2019, Julia co-founded Great Wrap with her husband Jordy Kay, a company that set out to design their way out of the plastics pandemic we’re living in, through material innovation. Today Great Wrap manufactures stretch wrap from food waste for homes and businesses at their ever evolving solar powered factory on the Mornington Peninsula.
The next decade for Julia will be vastly different to the previous and it will be completely driven by the impact her business has on the planet and generations to come.