About Brightberry

When you have children, you learn the real challenge of mealtime. As parents, we simultaneously have to feed, clean up spills, and help the little ones learn to eat by themselves.  

Mateya Lotric from Brightberry holding silicone bowls and spoons

Hi, my name is Mateya, and I am the Founder of Brightberry and the designer behind its tableware for children.

Our First Design - how it all started

Like other mums, when my daughter was ready for solids, I bought her first tableware. I quickly learned that these products lack functionality and practicality. For example, the baby bowls didn't suction well, were easily stained, couldn't be washed sufficiently, were too small, were difficult to scoop out, etc. I could go on all day.

It's not enough for a product to look cute; it must also function well. Being an industrial designer myself, I knew there was a better way. We, industrial designers, are problem solvers, so I said to my hubby Uros (also an award-winning industrial designer) that this is our opportunity to solve this problem and create a better bowl. And this is how Brightberry was born.

Brightberry design drawings

When it comes to the design of kids' tableware, I believe the products should be simple to use and encourage independent eating. We strive to innovate with these principles in mind.

Tableware for busy families

Inspired by our family life, our designs focus on promoting self-feeding. Kids love to do things themselves, and our designs enable them to eat independently sooner and with less mess. Seeing your happy little munchkin feed themselves will bring you so much joy and pride.

Kids eating independently with Brightberry tableware

Inwardly curved walls on our bowls and plates make scooping food easy without spilling, and a strong suction base keeps dinnerware firmly in place for less messy mealtimes. Our spoons have an ergonomic arched design for easy grasping, a sturdy handle for a confident scoop and a teether to help children soothe their sore gums when growing teeth.

I genuinely enjoy creating new well-designed, practical products that make life easier for busy families like ours. Each tableware design is well thought out to be practical, safe, easy to use & clean.

Assisted scooping plates and bowls from Brightberry

A small business on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

I am grateful to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, one of Australia's most popular travel destinations. I moved here from Slovenia with my husband and our son more than a decade ago. We have since added another member to our family: our beautiful daughter who was an inspiration for Brightberry. Although I'll always miss my Slovenian homeland, I am ecstatic about the extraordinary life we've created here, in Oz.

Brightberry family
We are eager to see the full materialisation of our vision. We hope you will support our mission in making products actually suited for kids.

About Brightberry behind the scenes

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How are we minimising our environmental impact

We use recyclable materials and reduce waste whenever possible.
  • Our packaging is eco-friendly and 100% recyclable. We use a combination of cardboard (without plastic lamination) and PET.
  • Additionally, we offer a zero-waste alternative to packaging boxes - a cotton drawstring bag. Just let us know in the order notes.
  • We use cardboard shipping boxes, tissue paper and paper void fillers - all can be reused or recycled. If we need to use bubble wrap, it's reused from our suppliers.
  • We use water-activated paper packing tapes instead of plastic tape.
  • Our tableware material of choice is silicone, which is unbreakable, and won't peel, dry out or become brittle. Silicone can last a lifetime and maintain its quality forever, reducing environmental landfill impact and additional repurchase expenses. 

Silicone Tableware Take-Back Initiative

Brightberry products can last a lifetime, so when your children grow out of the Brightberry products and you have no one to gift them to, we now offer a perfect solution. 

We are excited to partner with the QLD charity Baby Give Back. Baby Give Back is passionate about supporting families in need by providing donated essential items.

Now you can send us your preloved Brightberry products you don't need any more, so we can either donate them to Baby Give Back or properly recycle with Terra-Cycle when not in reusable condition. 

If you'd like more information, send us a message! We will be sharing more details on the initiative soon.