There are some exciting developments in the fashion and accessories category such as 3D printing, the use of eco-friendly materials and the rising popularity of handmade pieces made locally. We look at some of these trends on page 8 of our latest digital magazine with a focus on fashion, accessories & jewellery.
Austin-based designer Melissa Borrell is all about incorporating technology in her designs. Her latest collection Fusion is a line of 3D printed jewellery which includes products that are unique and push the boundaries of what is possible. Read more about her pieces on page 16.
Cate Gilpin only opened her Brisbane store, Brown's General Store, a little over a month or so ago, but it’s something she had been dreaming of for a long time. The store offers an eclectic mix of fashion and accessories, homewares and men’s while at the same time supporting local design and selling ethically made products. Read all about this lovely store on page 18.
This issue also features overseas brands Fail Collective and The Good Hippie skincare, who have developed a unique community-focused business model that allows them to partner in business with a shared mission and interests while maintaining and growing their individual brands.
Located under one roof, each business offers select items curated by each owner and provides a showroom and workspace for established Austin area home-based designers and makers who wish to work outside their home, interact with customers in a business setting and build professional relationships. Find out more about this great concept on page 24.
HButler and Holiday Trading & Co are both Australian success stories that have done very well locally as well as overseas. Rayna Hooper tells us about how she started Holiday with a retail store and turned it into a brand with four fashion labels and a jewellery collection as well as accessories and homewares capsules, while HButler co-founder Ana Slavka discusses the challenges and highlights of starting your own business. Read more on page 28 and page 30.
Don’t miss our article with seven tips on how to work accessories and jewellery into your store on page 22 and we feature some great pieces to add to your shelves in our product pages starting on page 32.