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Lindy Lloyd of Ena Products

Lindy’s idea for Ena was born far away in Machu Picchu, as she sat at the Sun Gate watching the clouds part to reveal the ancient Incan ruins. It was a turning point in her life where she felt incredible calm and her vision was clear. She would leave her old life behind in television and advertising and study massage therapy. Lindy’s nature is one of a nurturer. One who truly cares about people and the world we live in. It was a perfect fit.

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Beck Ng of Fabric Drawer

Beck is a surface designer who has a love of creating patterns and making things. After working as a graphic designer for many years and yearning to create something away from the computer, Beck enrolled herself into a couple of screen-printing courses, which led her to become fascinated with pattern repeats and eventually start studying textiles.   Beck loves to draw and gets her inspiration from her travels, nature and life around Melbourne. She starts her patterns from sketches on paper, which she then digitises on the computer using Adobe Illustrator. Putting together a pattern is almost like fitting jigsaw pieces together for her.   She started Fabric Drawer while living and working in London, spending many hours (in the cold...

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Lauren Hassett of Middle Child

Designer Lauren Hassett has been passionately pursuing her creative vision since completing her university studies in her early 20’s. Her very first venture into jewellery design came about when her sister opened a hair salon and asked her if she could make some earrings to offer to her clients, at this time Lauren was studying Industrial Design at RMIT, it was 2001.

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Jess Booth & Laetitia Prunetti of Willie Weston

Willie Weston works with Indigenous artists to create collections of fabrics and wallpapers for residential and commercial interiors. All products are made to order in Australia and artists are paid for each metre produced, providing ongoing income str­eams outside their main art practice.   All fabrics and wallpapers are printed to order in Australia, and sold by the metre. Willie Weston also creates made to order cushions and other soft furnishings. All our products are available both to the interior design trade and to retail customers.   Willie Weston pays artists for each metre produced, providing ongoing income str­eams outside their main art practice. In doing so, we support the continuance of art production, and contribute to viable livelihoods, in communities...

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Tess McCabe of Creative Minds Publishing

Creative Minds’ aim is to publish high-quality books that provide practical advice and oodles of inspiration for creative professionals. Whether it’s a practical, information-based book like Owning It, or more interview-based like The Leap Stories and Conversations with Creative Women, the underlying theme is to educate the reader about the tools you need to make creative work a sustainable livelihood.

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