In The Media

Hanging By A Thread
A TWEED BASED fashion designer who is fully vaccinated and still unable to cross the QLD-NSW border fears that her business could suffer irreparable damage.  Fleur Richardson of Leina & Fleur lives just 10 minutes over the border in Terranora...
Rule-Breakers Causing Frustration At The Border
There’s frustration for border residents doing the right thing as rule-breakers bypass checkpoints. Watch the full interview here
Small-Business Owners Slam Border Closures
Small-business owners are vehemently opposing the recent moves to enforce border closures along the New South Wales-Queensland border. The border closure has severely affected businesses based near the border, among them fashion designer Fleur Richardson of Leina & Fleur who...
Business Owner Urges QLD Premier To Resume Border Bubble Once Jab Targets Met
Leina & Fleur co-founder Fleur Richardson says she would like to think QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk sees reason and resumes the border bubble with NSW once the vaccination targets have been met. “I would like to think that she sees...
Small Business Owner ‘infuriated’ By Queensland’s Double Standards On Border
Fashion designer and small business owner Fleur Richardson says the Queensland government’s double standards on border exemptions are “infuriating” after the families of NRL players were let into the state. Ms Richardson has been forced to manage her business remotely...
Online Sales Prove A Perfect Fit For Label
In Fleur Richardson's words, Leina Broughton is "the Ted Lasso of the fashion industry". Broughton concedes she is glass half full "almost to an annoying point". However you look at it, something is certainly going the way of the pair...
Online Businesses Hit Back At CHO's No-Shopping Directive
Retailers Take A Licking If We're Not Clicking PEOPLE should not shop online or use click-and-collect services to avoid putting retail workers and delivery drivers at risk of catching the virus, Queenslanders have been told in an unprecedented warning from...
Retailers Slam Uncertainty In QLD Shopping
Gold Coast small business Leina & Fleur is one of many around the state concerned with the language used to classify essential businesses. Co-owner Fleur Richardson says online shopping is paramount to keeping her business alive. "If everyone stopped online shopping...
Australian Fashion Week Celebrated Diversity More Than Ever, But There's A Long Way To Go Before It's Truly Inclusive
Going beyond just appearances—as it were—9Honey’s Shelly Horton spoke with Leina Broughton, the creative director of inclusively sized brand Leina & Fleur, which caters to a size 8-24. Per Broughton’s digging, many of the labels which debuted collections only catered...
Cut From Different Cloth
LUKE MORTIMER, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin,  November 14, 2020 A GOLD Coast clothing manufacturer has not only survived COVD-19, but thrived on the back of booming online sales.  While some businesses have been forced to cut staff, Burleigh Heads clothing manufacturer...
Spotlight on Australian Manufacturing
We were very excited to catch up with Karen Andrews MP recently to discuss Australian Manufacturing. As Minister Andrews is an avid fan of our product she was very keen to learn more about our practices and workflow.  Co-owner and...
Leina Broughton Champion of Australian Manufacturing - Grant Recipient
Topics: Manufacturing Modernisation Fund recipients E&OE: Karen Andrews: Well, good morning. It’s an absolute pleasure to be here at the Australian Fashion label, Leina Broughton, with my good friend and colleague, the Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell, and with Fleur Richardson the...
Federal Government turbocharges the manufacturing industry
Leina & Fleur, Chemistry House, Patterson Glass scoop share of Federal funding ANDREW POTTS AND MICHAEL WRAY, Gold Coast Bulletin April 30, 2020 7:45am THREE Gold Coast companies will benefit as the Federal Government turbocharges the manufacturing industry’s recovery from...
Keeping business profitable while staying local with Leina Broughton
Sally Coates, Gold Coast Bulletin January 2, 2019 12:00am IN an economy in which businesses are well aware that going offshore is cheaper, this Women of the Year nominee has found a way to keep everything inside Australia. Leina Broughton,...