Big Tobacco gets a kick in the butt

THE tobacco industry’s product is the only one of its kind that, when used exactly as intended, kills and maims most of it users.  The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, has stated: “For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking.” […]

Kelli brings her eco-fashion label home

FAMILY has drawn eco-fashion designer Kelli Donovan, a CIT fashion graduate, home to Canberra with her established label Pure Pod, which is recognised as one of the pioneers in sustainable fashion.  Pure Pod started as a manifestation of Kelli’s experiences living in Melbourne and Byron Bay. Two decades working in the Melbourne fashion scene left […]

Alison loves all that glisters

IT’S the supportive arts community in Canberra that keeps Alison Jackson here, nine years after she moved from Sydney to study gold and silversmithing at the ANU Art School.  “Lots of people find it odd that I haven’t moved back to Sydney after I finished studying… I think Canberra has a really supportive art and […]


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