Posts tagged Australian made
Melbourne Design Market – 25 June – Come Meet the Designers

This year one of our big ambitions was to get out there and showcase our wares as much as possible. After a successful Finders Keepers in Sydney we are getting ourselves ready for the Melbourne Design Market on the 25 of June.

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Father's Day - the perfect gift for the dapper dad.

If you're stuck with what to buy dad this Father's Day, then we have some stylish tips for you. Would he fancy a whiskey or black business folio? Or a slimline premium leather cardholder for that practical dad. Order before midnight this Wednesday and we can have it delivered to you before the weekend. Let's celebrate by giving him some luxury accessories for his everyday.

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Fashion Law - tips for the fashion entrepreneur

Unlock a wealth of legal/business tips specifically tailored to the fashion profession in Fashion Law. Access interviews with current industry professionals, ask advice from fashion lawyers and get all the latest news, tips and fact sheets.

A brilliant resource for all questions from contracts to international law, this is a great portal for fashion entrepreneurs starting in a whole new world of dos and don'ts.

You can also read '5 Minutes With' Hills & West designer/founder, where I share some of my learnings to date. 

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Hills & West joins The First Thread community of emerging designers

Starting a new accessory label is not an easy feat. Not even when you are as passionate as I am. 

You have the upfront investment with your time; brand design and development, website development, content creation, sampling, product photography, merchandising, look books; materials such as leather and hardware and then there is the largest expense - the cost of having the first range hand made by talented artisans. 

Only then, once you have invested your savings and after about six months of your time does the sales cycle start. Of course the effort starts earlier, when you are building the brand, however the returns do not come in until your first sale. This was when I was introduced to The First Thread.

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Minimalism, function & quality: the essential lifestyle accessory by Hills & West.

The entrepreneur and global explorer in me was always on search for the perfect practical, durable, versatile and timeless workbag, and it was starting to become an obsession. A bag that was elegant, luxurious, made with quality craftsmanship, had multiple clever pockets, clean design and large enough to carry my computer, gym gear, notes, camera, glasses and other daily necessities. It was this seemingly impossible feat that formed the foundations of Hills & West.

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