Animal Instincts


Kate McNab and Lisa Bella Esposito are encouraging us to animalyse ourselves. Can you identify yourself through two animals? Starting as dinner party fun, Kate and Lisa found that people love figuring out which animals they can see in themselves. And as each animal has a personality, the pair love to see people’s recognition of themselves when the personality is revealed. Kate, an elephant/monkey and Lisa, a Falcon/Panther, have a huge affinity with animals and nature, happy to acknowledge that as humans are animals too, we have a connection with the animal world. And so Animalyser was born.


Kate and Lisa will be first-timers to the Handmade Market on 10 & 11 September, (10am-4pm) and so we have asked them our three questions:

  1. What is your business all about?
    Animalyser has an extensive collection of over 90 original and fun animal designs, available on a range of kids and adults clothing and homewares. Our designs offer a positive message that provides self-expression and awareness by connecting to animals and nature. We have intentionally dressed all of the animals (on human bodies) in the context of their social and behavioural characteristics or current conservation issue. We also ask our customers ‘which two animals best describes your personality?’ and then provide them with a unique personality analysis, based on the answer. We set out to help connect people around the world to others and mother earth via the majestic and distinctive qualities of animals.
  1. What made you apply to Handmade?
    The Handmade Canberra Market offers an excellent opportunity to experience a new market demographic and be part of a very well curated and exciting market. The Handmade Market is full of Australian designs like ours and is known for being sophisticated, unique and of high quality. This is something Animalyser wants to be a part of.
  1. Sum up your business in THREE words.
    Fun, Original, Animals!



Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM


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