About IS


Independence Studios is Australia and New Zealand’s leading wholesaler of homewares and gifts. From humble beginnings founder James Smail established Independence Studios in 1987. The company has since grown into a multi-million dollar business with our people and products making us the largest and best known in our field.
We represent some of the leading brands from around the world who are continually refreshing and growing their ranges. We are exclusive distributors for these world-renowned brands, plus our own brand isgift. We are constantly updating our own ever evolving is brand with each new product adding some thing colourful, kitsch and ultimately functional to your world.

Our head office is based in Brookvale on Sydney's' Northern Beaches and we have an outsourced warehouse in Western Sydney. We have 34 full time team members. Our sales team is made up of over fifteen full time sales representatives, with field sales representatives in each major city. We have unrivaled industry experience with over 20% of our team having worked with Independence Studios for over 10 years.

Thanks for looking at what we do, and we hope that in the near future, we are able to bring some additional fun, functional and cool designs to your home, place of work or wherever you like to hang out.


James Smail

Top Dog


At Independence Studios we strongly believe in our social responsibilities. In addition to donating thousands of toys and gifts each year, we also donate a percentage of our profits to those less fortunate than ourselves. Below you will see the organisations we have partnered with over the last financial year to help others. To our customers and loyal supporters, thank you for helping us make this possible. Independence Studios has donated more than $2,500,000 to not-for-profit organisations, a fact of which we are very proud.

Donations 2015 - 2016

Amnesty International    $ 3,000.00
Barnardo’s    $ 2,000.00
Bear Cottage    $ 20,000.00
Birds Australia    $ 500.00
Breast Cancer    $ 5,000.00
Centenary Institute    $ 2,000.00
Guide Dogs    $ 2,000.00
Koala Kids    $ 1,000.00
Lions Club    $ 600.00
Matthew Talbot    $ 5,000.00
Médicins Sans Frontiéres    $ 10,000.00
Multiple Sclerosis    $ 2,104.00
North Heart    $ 2,000.00
Opportunity International    $ 100,000.00
Oxfam    $ 5,000.00
Red Cross    $ 50,000.00
Royal Flying Doctor    $ 2,000.00
RSPCA    $  3,500.00
Salvation Army    $ 15,000.00
Smith Family    $ 10,000.00
Vision Australia    $ 3,000.00
Wilderness Society    $ 2,000.00
World Vision Child Sponsor    $  1,500.00
Youth Off the Streets    $   10,000.00
TOTAL  AUD $257,204.00

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