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Sylvy Earl, SA

MEET THE MAKER… Milliner Sylvy Earl crafts handmade hats and headpieces from her home based studio in the Adelaide Hills.   What’s your first thought when you wake up in the morning? When I go to bed, I can’t help thinking about hats – different shapes, textures, colours, techniques and materials. But, first thing in…

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Cut Throat Knives, VIC

Meet Melbourne’s Aidan Mackinnon, a new generation knife maker specialising in bespoke handmade kitchenware for his label Cut Throat Knives.   How did you choose a career as a knife maker? Have sharp things always been of interest?  I came to knife making through a love of food and too much free time.
When I first…

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Farrah – Life equipment, VIC

Melbourne designer Tom Farrah founded Farrah – Life Equipment in 2005, with a single product. 10 years later his leather accessories range has expanded to include wallets, belts, cufflinks, notebook covers and duffle bags, with more exciting product development on the way.   Tell us about your interest in design. When did you know that…

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Jen Weeks + Donna Tripodi, SA

Jen Weeks and Donna Tripodi met over their well-worn paintbrushes at art school and instantly connected through a love of design and fabrics, and the frustration of not being able to find the right clothes! The pair founded Frock Me Out in 2013, and are still going strong in their home town of Adelaide. Tell us…

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Mat Pember, VIC

Mat Pember is the founder of Melbourne’s Little Veggie Patch Co (LVPC), a job that sees him establishing edible gardens across Australia, through a gamut of innovative products and ideas.   LVPC began in 2008, as a service based company, installing raised garden beds and larger edible gardens in people’s homes. What was your background…

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Erin Lightfoot, QLD

Erin Lightfoot is an Australian print designer best known for her stunning handmade printed porcelain bangles. Based in Brisbane, she runs a ceramic studio creating contemporary ceramic jewellery and homewares, in partnership with ceramicist Tang Oudomvilay.   Tell us the Erin Lightfoot story. How did you get started as a print designer? I studied fashion…

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the maker, TAS

Tasmanian Leonie Struthers is the founder of lj struthers and lj junior clothing, and the force behind the inspirational the maker store, located in the heart of Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place.   Tell us about your interest in clothing and fashion. What was the first thing you ever made and how have you grown as a designer and maker since then? At…

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Nzuri Organics, SA

Adelaide’s Nadine Shuma is the founder of Nzuri Organics, boutique hand-crafted body care products made with certified organic raw materials. Your heritage is Tanzanian-Australian, what did your Tanzanian background teach you about the importance of good skincare? From an early age my mother stressed the importance of moisturising daily for healthy looking skin. As I…

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Kim Wallace, QLD

Kim Wallace was born and raised in a small town in the Netherlands, but has been calling Australia home for more than a decade, since she came her on a backpacking trip and fell in love with an Aussie boy (now her husband), and our stunning natural environment. A graphic designer by profession she started…

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Wendy Voon, VIC

Meet Melbourne based contemporary knitwear designer Wendy Voon and her range of timeless, elegant, sensuous, soft, sculptural garments, all made from the finest yarns. How did the Wendy Voon label start? Have you always been a knitter? I established my label and designed my first collection whilst completing an Advanced Diploma in Clothing and Footwear…

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