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With 47% of Australian small businesses failing within 4 years, we need to..........
With 47% of Australian small businesses failing within 4 years, we need to..........
Now, I will address the obvious here, that talking about supporting small businesses is of course self serving to me as I am an owner of one 😁 But I...
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1 in 16 Australians work in manufacturing
1 in 16 Australians work in manufacturing
When I was researching Australian manufacturing stats recently, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this number (I thought it was lower😥) from Australian Bureau of Statistics (June 2023)....
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A quick lesson in Australian fashion history
A quick lesson in Australian fashion history
Today, we're diving into one of my favourite topics- the history of Australian clothing 😃 On a hot day, I do sometimes think back to what it was like for...
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Want to know how to make your Lahay clothing last longer? 👚
Want to know how to make your Lahay clothing last longer? 👚
As you will know by now, we sew quality garments that we plan on lasting for several seasons. But once we ship your order, the longevity of your garments is...
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Do you know the process behind our Australian made garments 🤔
Do you know the process behind our Australian made garments 🤔
You're bound to be curious about the journey of our beautiful Australian made garments before they arrive at your doorstep, neatly folded in a parcel. 📦 Let's dive into that...
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How is size 14-16 considered plus size........
How is size 14-16 considered plus size........
So, recent research about manufacturing in Australia lead me down the rabbit hole of plus size women's clothing🤓 I dug into the details and it seems that the average Australian...
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Lessons my local café taught me about being different….
Lessons my local café taught me about being different….
In my small town with a population of 4,000, we are spoilt to have 8 cafés. Living on the beautiful Far North Coast of NSW, Australia, most of these cafés...
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How I Stretched My Business's Horizons (or the sewing machine was on sale- what could I do?!)
How I Stretched My Business's Horizons (or the sewing machine was on sale- what could I do?!)
Recently, I wrote a blog post about setting your business up for the future. Well, recently, I had to put my own words into action, take my own advice and practise...
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Great customer service starts with one & is multiplied by many.
Great customer service starts with one & is multiplied by many.
How you ever noticed how staff at one shop are amazingly helpful & the next shop keeper won’t even lift their head when you walk in? I have local shops...
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Finding Little Pockets of Time
Finding Little Pockets of Time
As life gets continually busier, it is becoming harder to find time to do the little things that are necessary in our businesses. There are many chores that are business...
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Dealing with the mundane in your business
Dealing with the mundane in your business
PLEASE NOTE that this is an older blog post as we no longer provide a sewing service!     Recently, we have been working on a boring order. It is a...
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Buying local really doesn’t have to be more expensive or hard to do
Buying local really doesn’t have to be more expensive or hard to do
Firstly, let me start by saying I have no objection to buying overseas products or garments. These have their purpose in our buying choices. It just makes common sense to...
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Being Kind To Yourself.....
Being Kind To Yourself.....
I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve always thought that you should be able to make a resolution anytime of the year- why wait until January?...
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5 Ways To Reduce & Reuse Waste In Your Home-based or Small Business
5 Ways To Reduce & Reuse Waste In Your Home-based or Small Business
Waste is becoming a huge problem for businesses. Along with the environmental effects of too much waste being dumped in land fill, the financial cost of waste to a business,...
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When Life Comes To A Screeching Halt.......
When Life Comes To A Screeching Halt.......
A few years ago, my son’s boss rang me at work, with the words no mother wants to hear- “There’s been an accident at work. Your son has been rushed...
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When "Touching Base" Becomes Downright Rude!!!!
When "Touching Base" Becomes Downright Rude!!!!
PLEASE NOTE- this is an old blog post and we no longer provide a sewing service!   Part of my business’s income is from our sewing service, where designers send...
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The Importance of Charging Your Worth as a Handmade Artisan
The Importance of Charging Your Worth as a Handmade Artisan
PLEASE NOTE that this is an older blog post so we no longer provide a sewing service!     Recently, I have had a couple of customers bring up different...
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