Sustainability has become a buzzword in the fashion industry in recent years and for good reason. With the rise of fast fashion and its environmental and social impact, consumers are increasingly looking for ways to shop ethically and sustainably. Welcome Merchant is proud to support fashion brands Akos Creative, Second Stitch, Social Studio, and The … Continue reading Four Ethical Fashion Brands You Need to Know About
Category: Social Enterprise
Mother’s Day gift guide
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re stuck on what to get your mother figure, Welcome Merchant has compiled a few gift ideas to get you sorted. When it comes to gifts to shower your mother-figure, nothing seems fitting compared to their sacrifices and selflessness. We hope these gifts from refugee-powered businesses and social … Continue reading Mother’s Day gift guide
Ethical Actions To Take In 2023
We’ve compiled this (non-exhaustive) list of actions you can take this year to empower yourself with knowledge and do good in the world around you.
Support Our Refugee-Background Entrepreneurs This Christmas
This festive season, Welcome Merchant are encouraging you to do things a little differently. We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas created by our refugee background entrepreneurs, to help you slow down and shop ethically this holiday season.
Join us at the Welcome Merchant Christmas Markets in Melbourne
We’ve got our Melbourne-based friends covered this year with our first ever Christmas market
Aunty’s Ginger Tonic Turns 5
On Wednesday evening, Welcome Merchant attended the 5th birthday celebration of Aunty’s Ginger Tonic, held at Canva Space in Surry Hills. It was a joyous event that celebrated both the achievements of founder Yarrie Bangura and wider African culture.
Welcome Merchant’s For-Purpose Partners
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?
West by Southeast: Finding common ground through a Syrian-Filipino food popup
Guest Blog by Happy Feraren Two weeks ago, I found myself sitting in a dinner table full of strangers. To my right was a Filipina-Australian woman who founded a start-up that focuses on elevating refugee-owned businesses. To my left, a French chef who works in a tech company. In front of me, a Vietnamese researcher … Continue reading West by Southeast: Finding common ground through a Syrian-Filipino food popup
Meet two of our ‘Falastin Fair’ panellists
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
Speaking with Boubacar, drum master, about his experience as an African musician in Australia.