Julie Mathers

Founder

Flora & Fauna

Julie Mathers is the Founder of Flora & Fauna. Flora & Fauna is Australia’s largest eco store; it’s also a platform for purpose being driven by purpose and values. 

Julie founded Flora & Fauna 7+ years ago with a clear vision to be the most responsible retailer possible with the best customer service. 

Flora & Fauna was named Most Sustainable Retailer at the Power Retail 2020 and 2021 Awards, Best Small Online Retailer at the 2018 ORIAs and won Telstra Small Business of the Year for NSW in 2018. Flora & Fauna is also a proud BCorp. Flora & Fauna is 100% carbon offset, has saved over 30 tonnes of plastic from hitting landfill by shipping orders plastic-free, offers a recycling scheme and has lots of charity partnerships.  

Julie has a strong personal desire to create change for the better and frequently mentors and speaks about responsible retailing and small business. She also invests in sustainable businesses and sits on boards including the National Retail Association. Julie was named Number 1 in the 2021 and 2019 "Top 50 People in Australian eCommerce" and Business Person of the at the 2018 Gala Awards. 

Prior to founding Flora & Fauna, Julie has worked in the UK, Europe, Asia and now Australia for the last twelve years. She has worked in consulting, private equity and with many retailers, including senior leadership roles in Woolworths, Coles and APG & Co.