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205-215 Bell Street Preston
Enter main car park off Hotham Street
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Scott Kilmartin started and runs a Melbourne based fashion label of streetwear accessories and corporate gifts from recycled materials. Turning used vinyl advertising billboards, number plates, truck inner tubes, print blankets into messenger bags, laptop sleeves, photo albums and bean bags.
Originally named Urban Boomerang the business started in a garage as a hobby in Tasmania selling a single product from a card table at Salamanca market. The business re-branded as haul in 2004 and now has retail outlets in two states, an online store with 5000 unique products and wholesales to speciality stores locally and across the oceans.
In 2007 haul began making products for companies from their used advertising campaigns. Corporate gifts 'embedded with their brand'.
Clients include SEEK, BP, Jetstar, AGI, Origin Energy, NRMA and Virgin Mobile. In August, haul launched the corporate gift arm as a new business called Riveting, that also offers 'green' marketing services and material logistics handling for corporate clients.
haul was named the City of Melbourne B3000 Business of the Year in 2008 and recently won a business expansion grant to open a new store and showroom in Melbourne's laneway precinct.
Last year haul kept 35 tonne of billboards, rubber and number plates from landfill. This year the projection is 41 tonne.
In early 2010 haul will open it's second retail store.
In a past life life Scott was a bouncer, had a personal training business and ran a chain of bars in the US. Having been lured into a life of entrepreneurship he is now unemployable.
haul .... Products with a Past
Mountain Goat Brewery
Mountain Goat Brewery started out in Dave's backyard in the early 90's. Dave was cranking out homebrews almost every weekend when a postcard turned up from Cam which said "we need to start a microbrewery in Melbourne".
After two years of frantic product development in Dave's backyard and a lot of red tape the first serious Mountain Goat beer was born. The Hightail Ale hit the shelves (well around three shelves) in October 97.
Today the boys operate their very own microbrewery in Richmond. They craft the Hightail Ale and Organic Steam Ale along with additional seasonal brews.
Mountain Goat has collected a small bag of awards over the last 5 years for their traditional, all natural ales and now has about 80 bars in Melbourne pouring their beers on tap plus bottled beer distributed nationally.
So why Mountain Goat? Well a mountain goat's a big hairy animal that's never gonna fall over.