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Sixties child still creating beauty

25 June 2014

A tray of eyeshadows

Jan Cunningham started her business career in 1967, threading together a beaded hair tie called The Va-va on her parents' dining-room table. Now the business is creating cosmetic bags.

With their trendy patterns, the New Zealand-designed and China-manufactured TL+C bags found a gap in the market. The company beat much larger international competitors to win contracts with John Lewis and online fashion giant ASOS to fill orders for one-off special-project cosmetic bags.

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Identify and categorise knowledge and skills from technology and other disciplines that have informed decisions in technological development and manufacture.  (level 4)
  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively and can be measured subjectively. (level 3)


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Keywords: makeup, bags, textiles, characteristics of technology, technological products

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