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I WISH TO voice my disgust at your article on page
103 (Scoop Autumn 2010) on the fur industry and
the shops that still market and sell animal fur.
We are all aware as a nation of the horrific
practices that take place across the earth to gather
and harvest fur from selfless animals. The wearing
and trading of fur is another disgusting practice
of the self-imagined elite in our societies. As the
slogan states "when the buying stops the killing
How anyone would even want to own
something that has been produced under such
cruel practices is foreign to me. I am sure there are
men and women out there without a conscience
but to advertise it and write an article on the
selling of such garments is quite unnecessary.
Your magazine has let itself down in including
this article in what is normally a wonderfully
~Sue Hurley, by email.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE | Thanks for your feedback
and we can appreciate your sentiment entirely. We
were aware when commissioning this article that
it would evoke an emotional response from some
outraged members of the community. However, our
position is that while some elements of the fur trade
are undoubtedly abhorrent, it does not make the
entire industry evil or the wearing of all fur immoral.
Similarly, while we should do everything possible to
stamp out cruel practices related to the rearing of
animals for human consumption, it does not make
the eating of meat, wearing of leather and extensive
and accepted use of animal products evil. Just as I
would not encourage eating endangered animals, I
believe that trading in fur products taken from
endangered animals, or products that encourage
the poor treatment of animals, should not be
supported. But otherwise, lamb tastes good, leather
shoes are the best and nothing beats a fur jacket
in the cold. Unfortunately, like many emotional
debates, the frightening images of bashed and
bloody baby seals can lead to an over-zealous
community reaction and the temptation to throw
the baby out with the bathwater -- another practice
that we do not condone at Scoop.
RAISE THE BAR
I READ YOUR article "Bar Humbug" (Scoop Autumn
2010) and I couldn t agree more. There is such an
opportunity for Perth to become a buzzy, exciting
city with an interesting and innovative bar, cafe
and restaurant culture. But as you ve pointed out,
these "old school" objections to do with neighbours,
noise and parking are just small town whines that
shouldn t belong in a city with the potential of Perth.
I am a London girl. Not only that, I m a Rome
girl. It s a culture I really understand and when I
arrived here I had this idea of opening something
really special, with an Italian feel, and using
fabulous, tasty West Australian ingredients. But
suddenly I m confronted with this enormous hurdle
called "We ve always done it this way". You, in your
article, have shown me that there are some people
in Perth who don t care about how it s always been
done and actually look towards not just Melbourne
and Sydney, but Europe for a way ahead.
What I m saying is, I love your magazine, I
love its editorial slant, looking into this industry,
finding what s working and what isn t, nudging
WHISKY A GO
I AM WRITING regarding an article on page 54 of
the Autumn issue of Scoop.
Rachael Ciccarelli states on the report on
Helvetica that WHISKY (Irish) and WHISKEY
(Scotland) is on offer.
Being born and bred in Scotland this made me
shudder. Any bottle of Scotch, be it blended or
malt has WHISKY on the label.
Maybe she had too much of the Water of Life
to see properly.
~Margaret Thomson, Melville.
ED'S NOTE | Perhaps she had! Thank you for
pointing this out -- of course you are right and we
were wrong. Whiskey (with an 'e') is from Ireland (or
often, but not always, the United States). Whisky
(without) is distilled in Scotland, Canada, Wales or
Japan and a wee dram or two even comes from
Australia. Rachael is now on rations.
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SCOOP AUTUMN 2010 103
Perth is home to one of the best
leather and fur manufacturers in
the country. From floor-length
mink coats to police leathers,
Nicholas Tsadilas has the hide for
the job. text clare ryan « image michelle taylor
Win the lottery and retire. It s
a dream shared by many --
except Nicholas Tsadilas. "If
I won 30 million next Tues-
day, I d still love to come to
work," says Nicholas, managing director of Sinikka
for Leather and Fur. Sitting in his Barrack Street
showroom, it s clear Nicholas has come a long way
since arriving in Perth in the early 70s with only a
few dollars in his pocket. Fresh leather jackets in
rich colours fill the walls, and a selection of divine
furs hangs on a clothes rack waiting to be crafted
into one of his creations.
Working with leather comes as second nature
to Nicholas as his father and grandfather were also
in the business, teaching him everything he knows.
Originally from a small town in Greece, he contin-
ues the family tradition at his Perth store, while his
brother and nephew remain working in Greece.
"I come from a city in the nor th of Greece called
Kastoria, where 90 percent of the people are manu-
facturers of fur," says Nicholas. "Kalgoorlie is known
for gold and Kastoria is known for leather and fur."
Working in Perth for more than 40 years has
earned Nicholas a reputation as being the best in
the business, but when he first arrived he could
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IN THIS ISSUE: HEALTH AND BEAUTY 104 HILL CLIMBS 106
STOP THE CLOCK 1o8 AEROBICS 110 GOLF 114 STYLE NEWS
118 IN SEASON 128 PRODUCTS 134 ANTIQUE ALLURE 148
Rabbit fur caplet from Sinikka;
Australian South Sea 13-piece
cultured pearl bracelet, $18,500,
18ct white gold pearl diamond
ring, $7100 and South Sea
cultured pearl strand, $98,000,
all from Linneys; Tluxe Helen
M top, $140, Department.
people along who are brave enough to have a go
and shouting from the rooftops about what could
be achieved if Perth could only let go and try.
~Kami Ramini, by email.
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WA's glittering prospects
What you can do
Savour the best of the season
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