We think we have something to say . . .
Which leads us to this media page. From time to time we are featured in the media; sometimes a small article; sometimes something more substantial. Every time, though, the questions and observations are not so much about the tangible things we help people to make but more about the benefits of making something with your own hands, the contentment in slowing down, the boost in self-worth you feel and the relaxation you gain from doing something creative.
There is no denying that there is a world-wide move into slowing down, contemplating and being centred. We believe that handmade is a part of that journey. In essence, it is what makes us who we are.
Listen to Julie speak during an ABC interview with Jess Hinchliffe:
Enjoy reading some of the articles . . . click on the green tabs to reveal the stories.
Julie featured in the “Slow Clothing Project: 40 garments in 40 weeks” as the first garment makers. This is an article by Kerri Harris on slowing down the fast fashion epidemic. The Slow Clothing Project is the brainchild of Jane Milburn of Textile Beat.
BNE Magazine featured Ministry of Handmade in their article called “Long live handmade”. The article showcases three Brisbane businesses catering to the desire for handmade goods. Julie’s interview is the first of the three. The feature appears on pages 10 and 11.
Julie was asked to speak at the Carindale Library in conjunction with the launch of the movie “The Dressmaker”. The event was well attended and the response was fantastic.
It is great to see such an interest in the handmade craft of dressmaking. We are sure the movie will do well at the box office.
An interview with Julie by Elizabeth Santillan (photos by Tina Bechly) about the background of Ministry of Handmade and some creative insights.
Jess Hinchliffe from the ABC interviewed Julie and put together a wonderful article that appears on ABC News online and also on the 612 ABC Brisbane website. The recording of the interview was played at 11:15am on Saturday 18 July on 612 ABC Brisbane.
Sew you can make it yourself. A great article about Julie and the “Handmade not manufactured” design revolution. The article is a two-page spread (pages 16 and 17). You can view the original article through Issuu.com.
Homemade section. Lampshades! This was an awesome piece of media coverage for us. Nearly a full page. We really appreciate Carly Hennessy’s focus on Homemade and the exposure she has brought to our business.
Brisbane’s premier weekly lifestyle magazine. Ministry of Handmade and Julie featured on a two-page spread about craft and the philosophy of slowing down and accomplishing something that builds your self-worth.
The feature appears on pages 12 and 13.
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