Broken arm = Visit to the doctor
Physical injuries are something that we can't ignore. They cause a great deal of discomfort and stop us from operating at our full potential. The exact same can be said for injuries of the mind. So why do we treat psychological injuries any different to physical injuries? And if we want to get help, who do we talk to?Read more
FISHING FOR SANITY
We were invited on a fishing trip in October 2018 by the lads from Bommi Adventures. Read about how both TradeMutt and Bommi are trying to change the way we look at the relationship between masculinity and mental health.Read more
Do you record live concerts?
Do you record videos when you are at a concert or some type of live event? I’m not talking about a quick photo or a snap chat of you and your friends in the mosh pit. I am talking about those people who literally have their phone out for 90% of the concert recording it!? Well if you don’t do it I am sure you have seen it being done. I just don’t get it to be honest, and in fact it doesn’t make sense to me. Why don’t people live in the moment? We always seem to be looking to the future, striving for something or we are dwelling on the past. Is that why people record a live concert? So, they can sit at home and watch it later rather than enjoy the beauty of live music or theatre? It really has me scratching my head.Read more
The Power of Conversation
Last week we were invited out to Orange Sky Australia where we met founders Nick and Lucas. We talked with them about the synergies between our brands and the power that a simple conversation has. Read about it here.Read more
Making Mental Health top of the list for 2019
It’s that time of the year again, goal setting time! My news feed on Facebook and LinkedIn have been chock-a-block with people telling me and the rest of the world about...Read more
GIVE SOMEONE A GOAT FOR CHRISTMAS
At the time it was the worst gift I’d ever received. As a kid all I would have wanted was the new Robo Cop toy. I didn’t understand what the point of the goat was.Read more
WHY WE DON'T DISCOUNT?
There were never any dates in the tradie calendar that required us to go about our business any differently to the way that we normally would. However now, in our first year of a fashion workwear brand, every significant date that rolls around is a new experience for Ed and I.Things are quite different for us now, given that we have deviated in careers and taken a huge chance on following a passion. I have written previously about different environments that we have found ourselves in because of our new venture, and the fact that we have come to terms with the reality that we are now in the ‘fashion’ game, even though its fashion for tradies.Read more
BRISBANE FASHION MONTH GETS A TRADIE MAKEOVER
When Ed and I started TradeMutt, it was hardly a goal of ours to make our mark in the fashion industry. In fact, we never once used the word “fashion” the entire time we were planning our business. Given this, you could imagine our reaction when we were asked to speak at the prestigious business workshop for Brisbane Fashion Month, sponsored by Australia Post and talk about our social enterprise company, TradeMutt.Read more