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Easter School Holidays 2019, get amongst it!

Kids School Holidays Things to Do

Easter School Holidays 2019, get amongst it!

Hi Honeys!  So, I was going to do my normal weekly email with 5 or 6 suggestions of things you might like to do this weekend/coming week. But, I thought with school holidays upon us that is just not good enough right now, and I wanted to give any Mamas, Papas, Carers and Grandparents out there all the possible tools to plan the next couple of weeks with all kinds of goodness to do with the kids. Eddie isn't at school yet, but I still need new ideas and plans with him. And I got to share the cute photo...

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International Women's Day 2019 - Magpie Goose

International Women's Day 2019 - Magpie Goose

1.     Can you tell me who you are and what you do? Here’s bios of Maggie and Laura, co-founders of Magpie Goose We run Magpie Goose, which is a fashion social enterprise that features artwork by Aboriginal artists. We screenprint the artwork onto natural fibres, then make fabulous clothing that looks good on everyone. Magpie Goose creates new learning opportunities, and income generating opportunities for Aboriginal artists around Australia, particularly in remote areas.  We also create a platform for people around Australia and the world to connect with and celebrate Aboriginal art, people, culture and stories.  2.     How did you start your creative business?...

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International Women's Day 2019: Kylie and Tiffany Johnson, Paper Boat Press

International Women's Day 2019: Kylie and Tiffany Johnson, Paper Boat Press

For our first International Women's Day feature I did a short email interview with Kylie and Tiffany Johnson of Paper Boat Press. They are women in business I really admire because they are real, honest and unique; they follow their values and create amazing experiences and beautiful things. Can you tell me who you are and what you do? Kylie Johnson, owner and creative director of paper boat press, a ceramic gallery and studio in Brisbane; and Tiffany Johnson, Kylie’s sister newly joined (but long term supporter) of paper poat press in a more commercial role, looking at the business...

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International Women's Day 2019

Creative Business International Women's Day 2019 Women in Business

International Women's Day 2019

For International Women’s Day 2019 I felt that I really wanted to share the stories of women creative business owners that I admire. There are literally hundreds of women I admire who run creative businesses big and small, but I have chosen a little smattering of amazing women to feature. I know how tremendously hard it is to run a creative business, I know how much fear there is, how constant the self-doubt is, how financially precarious it is, how wondrously challenging it is day-to-day – so I have just the greatest admiration for women who pursue this path. I...

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My issue with Sale Culture...

My issue with Sale Culture...

As you would know if you've followed Brown's for a little while on Instagram or been a member of our email list, I have a bit of an issue with sale culture, and I talk about it, a lot! While simultaneously putting items on sale as I learn how to manage this small business and keep stock levels high, but not too high...  So, here's the rub. Basically as a business that is concerned with being ethical in my approach this culture of sale concerns me for a number of reasons: 1. I feel it devalues the creativity, hard work,...

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