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PACK & SEND has announced an all-female finalist line-up for its inaugural Small Business...

The winning small business will receive a prize pack that includes $10,000 worth of parcel and freight services from PACK & SEND, a three-month business mentorship with Hannah Staples, co-founder of Peppermint Grove Australia.

Crayola crayons turned into high fashion [VIDEO]

Bloomingdales, the New York fashion store, and crayon make Crayola have done something really remarkable. Crayons can be excellent to sketching ideas and for keeping...

How has this Melbourne start-up become an international brand in over 100 countries in...

Andrew Fallshaw and Hadrien Monloup have plenty in common. They are both geeks, both love bags and accessories and both come from design backgrounds -...

This 27-year-old is a self-made millionaire thanks to her Facebook addiction and love of...

Jane Lu immigrated to Australia with her parents when she was eight years old. At 18, she started working at KPMG through a cadetship...

Are you struggling as a fashion designer? There is a unique crowdfunding platform just...

The fashion industry has changed drastically over the last few years with a large shift to online retailing and larger companies shifting more and...

What Miley Can Teach You About Online Marketing? How about world domination? No twerking...

Allow me to show you the pathway to World Domination. While I have no desire to rule the world or even the world of Fashion, I...

Curated shopping comes to Australia – to help dudes get dressed like James Bond

The curated shopping model is blowing into Australia to change that for us. The concept of buying products selected for the shopper, based on tastes, has been hugely successful in other parts of globe, and now a new startup called The Gentleman’s Supply Co is bringing personalized, curated style to Australia.

How Young Republic is bringing Aussie designers to the World

Sydney based Young Republic is setting their sights on becoming the go-to destination for designers and lovers of independent fashion all around the world with the launch of their new international online marketplace today.

Show Pony Fashion uses social media to make $1M in first year. Who says...

Founded little over a year ago on the back of a credit card 'investment' Show Pony Fashion has defied the industry trend of sliding sales to post it's first million dollars in revenue. A combination of internationally-inspired, Australian-designed and affordable garments coupled with an intelligent approach to social media and ecommerce seems to have struck a chord with Australia's fashion-conscious women.

Kavita Singh, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Kavita Singh has a vision for Brisbane: to make the city a hotspot for fashion, and to make people realise a local scene brimming with creative designers waiting to be discovered. IG'ZIST, the marketing and PR company she started this year, is devoted to building fashion buzz. "No one in Brisbane is doing what I am, so I just came to the conclusion I needed to do my own thing," she says.

Chanel Costabir, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Costabir was in the middle of an honours degree in psychology when she took the first leap towards what would become The Lingerie Boutique, an online store that allows both women and men (we'll explain) to shop for high-quality lingerie in Australia. That leap landed her on a plane to, of all prized destinations, Paris.

Meet Socialista Media, Anthill 2010 Cool Company Award Finalist [Online Business Category]

Socialista Media is a social network for fashion lovers. The online company gives fashion brands the opportunity to tap into and engage with their target market of woman aged 18 to 35. The main platform is 2threads.com, Socialista's fashion hub. The site is packed with the latest fashion news, trends, photos, videos and shopping advice. The goal is to do what fashion magazines did in the print era and transport it to the online area of social media.

Don’t dress to depress! Your backstage guide to influencing clients through contrast

Have you ever wondered which techniques musicians and actors use to fiercely dominate their genre and influence their fan base? After all, if you knew what they were and how to apply them, they could dramatically increase your sales, help you attract much needed media exposure and command ‘instant’ attention in your niche quite literally overnight.

The Loop (SMART 100)

My business partner, Matt, and I work at MTV, Matt in Digital and me in Marketing. The idea for The Loop was born out of my frustration in finding fresh creative talent - we were overly dependent on word of mouth and incredible people were slipping through the net. On the flip side, Matt, being the digital guy, was constantly being asked by other creatives for advice on the best way to build their own websites to showcase their work online and promote themselves to potential employers. We brought these two frustrations together and The Loop was born.

If the shoe fits: the precarious world of the online custom cobbler [WEBSITE OF...

It's not every day that a blokey developer quits his day job to sell custom-designed shoes online. In fact, such a move might seem like entrepreneurial madness, especially when you consider the sea of demanding Carrie Bradshaws such a business is likely to attract. Matthew da Silva talks to Mike Knapp, co-founder of Shoes of Prey, to see what made him quit Google and dip his toe into the foot business.

21st Century fashion predictions from the 1930s

Designer reality TV shows might be a hit in 2009, but sartorially creative visionaries had their own views on the kind of threads we'd be wearing in the year 2000. Still waiting on those glass wedding gowns, people...

Hip! Sneakers made from London Underground seats

Eco-conscious footwear company, Above+Below London, is now selling shoes made from material that once adorned seats on London's transport system. The shoes' leather upper parts are made from discarded wallets and the soles from used car tyres. They are assembled in Portugal in non-sweaty shop conditions.

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