Mahsa Amini: We stand in solidarity

Here at Welcome Merchant we believe that all women deserve to live full and free lives in safety. We care deeply about the situation unfolding in Iran, and are closely following the ripple effects of Mahsa Amini’s death. Here’s an explainer on what is happening and why it matters. Photo by Artin Bakhan on Unsplash Mahsa Amini. remember … Continue reading Mahsa Amini: We stand in solidarity

The Role Refugee Entrepreneurs Can Play On the International Stage

Guest Post by Aubrey Cooper The typical view of an entrepreneur is an innovative person who establishes a business, manages risks, and hopefully succeeds. But for some people coming from conflict-affected and developing countries, a business is their means of livelihood when formal jobs are not available to them. As shared on The Conversation, merchants often … Continue reading The Role Refugee Entrepreneurs Can Play On the International Stage

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