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My favourite clothes with Ash Stallard from Shift

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My favourite clothes with Ash Stallard from Shift

Our first Fashion Revolution contribution this week is from the wonderful Ashleigh Stallard creator of the Shift Design Blog, and the Partnerships Executive for the Finders Keepers Market.  Hello lovely Cate and happy FashRev Week! I couldn't choose one item... so I chose one from two categories! My favourites are always those versatile pieces that I keep falling back on for all types of occasions! My favourite second hand/ vintage piece: I love my "flower power" maxi dress that I got from Swop in Brisbane city. It's got just the right amount of retro 'wow factor' and the heavier fabric...

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Fashion Revolution 2019

Fashion Revolution 2019

Goodness me Lovely Hearts it is Fashion Revolution week for 2019! I see this as an incredible week, and a chance for us all to learn more about the lives and stories of the people who make our clothes and more. Obviously Fashion Revolution week began in response to the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 and the loss of life of garment workers in this appalling incident. But even though this week references fashion I see it as an opportunity to look at the making of ALL consumables we purchase, often without any thought for how/where they are made and who...

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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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