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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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The Little Mountain Lightbox Co, NSW

Reclaimed timber and beautiful vintage drawers are the building blocks for The Little Mountain Lightbox Co’s gorgeous handcrafted lightboxes. We talk to photographer Mandy Lamont about days spent shooting near her home in the stunning Snowy Mountains NSW, and what she loves about working with photo images. How long have you been playing with cameras…

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Shuh. VIC

Introducing Melbourne based Malaysian born illustrator and designer Shuh Lee and her super colourful illustrations, prints, jewellery, scarves and bedding. Tell us about growing up in Kuala Lumpur. How old were you when you moved to Australia and how do your memories of Malaysian life influence your work? Growing up in KL, I was exposed…

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Convict Bags, WA

Georgina Lewis and Karen Adie started helping each other out on small design and branding projects before realising that their similar design aesthetic and mutual love of handbags was all that was needed for them to start something new. The two Perth based friends and neighbours founded Convict Bags in 2013, producing handcrafted leather bags…

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NaMOI, SA

Adelaide based Kalila Stewart-Davis started NaMOI at the tender age of 22, when she was still a student at Sydney’s Raffles College of Design & Commerce. Four years on her label has grown to incorporate luxe resort wear inspired clothing, jewellery and home décor, all proudly made in South Australia from natural textiles. Tell us…

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Curator Company, NSW

Huw Jones’ Photocurator and Curator Clip interchangeable picture frames have been described as ‘revolutionary’. Simple, clean and modern, they come in a range of sizes suitable for photos and artworks, fix to the wall without any nails, screws or other fixings, and are easily removed without leaving marks or residue. Genius! Tell us about your…

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Drew Akin

Meet blues and country musician Drew Akin, who’ll be joining us at Bowerbird this month, playing under the trees on the Big Lawn, on Saturday November 22 and Sunday November 23 from 1.30pm.   When did you know for sure that you wanted to be a musician, and how did your music career begin? I…

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