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

Welcome Merchant Winter Warmers

As we settle into winter and more nights spent inside, Welcome Merchant has rounded up ideas from our directory to help you stay warm in the chilly season, and treat yourself a little bit too while you're at it! Pictured: Beit e’Shai organic herbal tea, great for a warm feeling inside. Bath time pampering There’s … Continue reading Welcome Merchant Winter Warmers