Welcome Merchant’s For-Purpose Partners September 29, 2022
Here at Welcome Merchant, we are ethically-minded in everything we do. You probably already know that our purpose is to elevate refugee and asylum-seeker background entrepreneurs, but did you know we partner with other purpose-led businesses for our ‘behind the scenes’ operations that keep Welcome Merchant up and running?
What’s happening in Pakistan right now, a brief crisis explainer September 19, 2022
Welcome Merchant gives a brief explainer of the Pakistan flood crisis, and what we plan to do to help.
The Role Refugee Entrepreneurs Can Play On the International Stage September 15, 2022
Guest Post by Aubrey Cooper The typical view of an entrepreneur is an innovative person who establishes a business, manages risks, and hopefully …
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Spring Has Sprung at Welcome Merchant September 7, 2022
Spring is here! Celebrate the new season and support refugee and asylum-seeker entrepreneurs while you’re at it by checking out our merchants for all your spring needs.
West by Southeast: Finding common ground through a Syrian-Filipino food popup August 31, 2022
Guest Blog by Happy Feraren Two weeks ago, I found myself sitting in a dinner table full of strangers. To my right was …
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Wear it Purple Day: Lifting Queer Refugee and Migrant Voices August 26, 2022
We speak to Erkmen Savaskan, architect, designer and queer activist, about the experience of leaving Turkey to live as a proudly gay man
Meet two of our ‘Falastin Fair’ panellists August 25, 2022
We had the privilege to speak with Sara Saleh and Arwa Abousamra about their connection to their culture, their work, and about supporting the Palestine cause.
Music In Exile: We speak with Boubacar Gaye of Ausecuma Beats August 4, 2022
Speaking with Boubacar, drum master, about his experience as an African musician in Australia.
Celebrate Ethiopian culture with Tinsae Elsdon and Welcome Merchant July 29, 2022
Welcome Merchant are hosting another feast for good this Saturday, a hearty and heart-warming 3-course Ethiopian lunch, with Ethiopian-Australian cook Tinsae Elsdon.
The Value of Storytelling and Connecting Through Words July 14, 2022
This month Welcome Merchant is teaming up with Mahawa Creative to run a free Inner Essence Creative Storytelling Workshop for migrant and refugee women.
The Sri Lanka Crisis Explained July 7, 2022
Sri Lanka currently is facing their worst financial crisis in decades, with experts calling the crisis unprecedented. So what’s actually going on, and what can be done to help?
Review: Welcome Merchant’s Biggest Event To Date, Refugee Week ‘Feast For Good’ July 4, 2022
On Sunday 25th June, Welcome Merchant held their biggest event to date, a sold-out lunch to celebrate Refugee Week.
Welcome Merchant Winter Warmers June 30, 2022
As we settle into winter and more nights spent inside, Welcome Merchant has rounded up ideas from our directory to help you stay …
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Refugee Week 2022: Healing, Hope and Connection June 21, 2022
We interview Chef Mahshid this Refugee Week.
Timeless Elegance that Elevates Women June 16, 2022
Welcome Merchant recently featured Anjilla Seddeqi, an Australian designer of Afghan heritage, whose designs shine a light on the elegance and beauty of …
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Be Brave, Make Change: Reconciliation Week 2022 May 26, 2022
Welcome Merchant supports National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and Pay the Rent
As Election Day Approaches, Keep Refugees at The Forefront of your Mind May 17, 2022
Learn more about where the major parties stand on policies that affect refugees and asylum seekers.
Refugee and Migrant Powered Businesses at Our Melbourne Pop-up Market this Sunday April 28, 2022
Refugee and Asylum Seeker Entrepreneurs will be at the Welcome Merchant pop-up market in Thornbury on Sunday, May 1
Support Refugee Entrepreneurs and Find a Mothers Day Gift April 25, 2022
Welcome Merchant is holding a special pop-up market in Melbourne
This Earth Day, spare a thought for the refugees of the climate crisis April 22, 2022
Learn more about the ever-growing issue of climate refugees this Earth Day.
Refugee and Migrant Powered Pop-up Market in Melbourne April 7, 2022
Meet the merchants at our pop-up market in Thornbury on Sunday, May 1
The Future Looks Bright for Welcome Merchant March 31, 2022
We discuss what’s next for Welcome Merchant.
Meet FDPN, the organisation that provides support for LGBTIQ+ refugees and displaced peoples March 24, 2022
Earlier this month, many of us celebrated Mardi Gras and our LGBTIQ+ community in general. However, it is important that work supporting LGBTIQ+ …
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Welcome Merchant Turns Two on Harmony Day March 21, 2022
Marjorie Tenchavez talks about two years of Welcome Merchant
Breaking the Bias One Design at a Time March 8, 2022
Meet palestinian designer gina barjeel ‘They told me, in a very professional way, that Australians wouldn’t understand my accent.’ The theme for International Women’s …
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