Leaving Footprints – David and Goliath
Footwear

Leaving Footprints – David and Goliath

Never have we seen a time with more disparity or opinion as to growth potential in the footwear industry. With particular independent growth strategies afoot and the seemingly endless play out of corporate strategies from major players including The Munro Group, RCG and Brand Collective, many have asked where this could be heading for suppliers and independent … Continue reading

Local shoemaker bucks the trend
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Local shoemaker bucks the trend

As a fourth generation shoemaker, Melbournian creative, Brian Lester is a rare breed. With over 50 years experience in the footwear industry, Brian spent two years in research and planning to launch his own manufacturing business specialising in handmade and bespoke men’s leather footwear, made in Melbourne Australia. Using traditional European shoe-making methods, Brian crafts … Continue reading

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Make your fashion DEBUT – Applications now open for Fashion Exposed Sydney 2013…

Melbourne 2012 DEBUT winners, APOM – A part of me Heading out on your own in a competitive industry can be a daunting prospect for any young entrepreneurial creative. But what if the industry gave you a leg up? The Fashion Exposed DEBUT competition has played a crucial role in supporting Australia’s emerging fashion designers … Continue reading