Inspired by her volunteer placement in North India, where she taught sewing to Tibetan refugees, Australian designer Frances Carrington founded her label ‘Eternal Creation’ to support Himalayan communities.
After noticing how little conventional school holiday venues had to offer, former school teacher, Winifred Hanson, decided to create workshops that would offer children a wide range of activities that are both fun and educational.
When Jenny Agnew realised New Zealand had little to offer visitors to take back home that really reflected the country’s beauty, she went ahead to create a range of creams and aromas using rare native ingredients.
After treating an army of unprepared businessmen and women at last year’s Sydney Half Marathon, sports physiotherapist Jennifer Dodge spotted a gap in the corporate fitness market and launched Office Athlete.
Running a business while caring for a small child is a daunting task made even harder by a lack of helpful management tools. Bronwen O’Brien spotted a gap in the market and launched DigitalSorbet to help women in a similar position.
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Teisha Lowry packed her bags and flew to Bali. Instead of sitting on a beach, the former model learned about aromatherapy and decided to incorporate this knowledge into a range of organic beauty products.
Australia’s growing rate of obesity was weighing heavily – pun intended – on Sharon Thurin’s mind in 2005. After a sleepless night grappling with the issue, the mother of three decided to do something about it and started Slim Secrets.