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Weekly round-up: interesting finds from the web this week

Recycled material button brooch and other ethically-made fashion and accessories via Melbourne's The Social Studio (available to purchase here)

In case you haven't heard, Spanish mega-retailer Zara has opened its doors in Melbourne, causing all manner of craziness from media and consumers alike. Lara McPherson from Wardrobe Wonderland on why fast fashion is not so fabulous.

Do you have to give presentations for your work/businesses? The 99 Percent has some tips on creating a good one (also check out this Design*Sponge Biz Ladies post for further reading!)

''It is fair to say that women tend to be the ones who create ethical companies, not men … I think it's just part of who we are, part of our DNA, we are naturally nurturing beings.'' Read more (via @mingzhuhii)

A new website, The Market Roll, has launched featuring a comprehensive list of upcoming Melbourne markets, and also lets sellers promote to their followers which markets they will be present at - watch the video to see what they're all about here.
Kate from Bean There, Read That in response to Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry's remarks that bookshops will be obsolete in 5 years (an unfortunate statement on so many levels).
Considering adding 'blogger' to your professional title? A second round of tickets has been made available to attend Blogopolis in July.

The third in the The Social Studio's series of public fashion talks on June 29 (where local designers talk about their experiences and the ideas that underpin their work) features Alice Edgeley. Details here.

Self-employed people may look fancy-free on the outside, but it's not always all it's cracked up to be when you're in the trenches. So do you have what it takes to be your own boss, asks Business Chicks
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Posted by: Tess McCabe
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3 Responses to Weekly round-up: interesting finds from the web this week

  1. laramcpherson says:

    Really interesting thought about whether men or women are more likely to create ethical business models. In reality – we need it to be both if we are to make progress in this space!

    Great round up!

  2. Tess says:

    Hi Lara! I totally agree… and loved your article as well. Thanks for visiting :)

  3. kate.o.d says:

    thank you so much for linking to my post. i hadn't heard of the creative women's circle before and it's so nice to find you! p'raps see you around the traps.