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Such Great Heights, SA

Ryan O’Connor and Jo Fahy started Such Great Heights after the birth of their two daughters, Grace and Daisy. Uninspired by what they found available in the world of children’s products they got creative – making high quality playthings, furniture and clothing to nurture their children’s sense of wonder and joy. The Adelaide based couple…

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The Spotted Quoll, TAS

Tamika Bannister came up with the idea for The Spotted Quoll over a weekend in a secluded shack in Tasmania’s beautiful Freycinet National Park. Inspired by the nature all around – and with the aid of a few glasses of fine Tassie Pinot – she developed a plan to create beautiful, ethical wares featuring original, environmentally…

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Studio Cockatoo, QLD

First-time Bowerbird exhibitors husband and wife team Luke and Kate Bordessa design and print a range of beautiful geometric art prints under the label, Studio Cockatoo, based in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland. Studio Cockatoo has just celebrated its first year in business, how did it get started and what has the response been like…

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Kitty Came Home, SA

It’s been 10 years since Adelaide jeweller Katrina Weber started Kitty Came Home, as a small side business, which united her love of vintage fabric with contemporary design. Over the past decade the Kitty Came Home label has grown its range from the Original Vintage Fabric Button Clutch and Super Clutch, to now include a…

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Tread & Pedals, VIC

Emma Dinkgreve and Ivan Hackel are the creative duo behind Tread and Pedals, a design studio in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges creating handcrafted sustainable wares for him, her and home using upcycled bicycle parts.   You say Tread and Pedals combines your shared loved of bikes, design, the arts and recycling. Is this your dream business and…

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Zillpa, QLD

Clare Collyer is a Brisbane based designer maker, whose ‘bit of fun, playing around with rope’ has led to the development of a stunning range of homeware items, using an old technique for using up fabric scraps by wrapping them around pieces of rope and stitching them together. You say Zillpa was born out of…

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Birds Nests for Hair, SA

A mess-making, plant-loving artist from Adelaide, Jessica hunts and gathers green living things and lovingly paints unique potty homes for them to live in, using a combination of her own designs mixed with credos, quotes and affirmations.   What is Birds Nests for Hair and how did it get started? Birds Nests For Hair is…

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Christine Battocchio (jeweller), VIC

CHRISTINE BATTOCCHIO After studying in Tassie, jewellery maker Christine Battocchio set up her own Melbourne based design studio, creating small production runs of simple modern hand made jewellery, inspired by the colours and shapes of the natural world and our built environments. Tell us about your journey into jewellery making. Have you always known you wanted to be a jeweller, and how did you end up…

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