Social Enterprise Christmas Marketplace

Welcome to our Social Enterprise Market Place

If you are looking for a holiday gift with a purpose, we’ve created a marketplace so that you can #shopsocialenterprise this year. We have worked with these businesses and some are Indigenous owned. By shopping with them, not only are you supporting a small business, but you are helping to achieve social and environmental impact.

 

Clothing & Accessories

Yevu Clothing

YEVU Clothing is a social enterprise clothing brand designed and manufactured in Ghana. 

Liandra Swim

Liandra Swim fuses Aboriginal Australian Culture with on-trend premium designer swimwear. 

Among Equals

Among Equals is a Not-For-Profit that exists to bring the timeless beauty of Bilum to the global fashion market.

Bilum & Bilas

Contemporary adornment traditionally handcrafted by Papua New Guinean female artisans to support livelihoods.

Food

Bindam Mie

Wild harvested superfoods and bush remedies of the Kimberley.

Game Enough?

Game Enough? is a majority owned Indigenous business established in 2016 by Carol Vale and Greg Mckenzie, to promote access to the unique tastes of Australian game meats and native plant based foods.

STREAT

Christmas parties may be virtual, gatherings will be smaller but that doesn’t have to mean gifts can’t be shared. Turn your Christmas party budget into a gift with purpose for your staff, family and friends.

Wellbeing and Cosmetics

Mandanga

Mandanga is a 100% Indigenous owned business that makes quality skin care products from Australian native plants and natural plant based products.

Kakadu Tiny Tots

Kakadu Tiny Tots is a wholly Australian owned company that creates authentic aboriginal clothing, accessories and artwork.

Home & Garden

Miimi + Jiinda

Miiimi & Jiinda is an Australian Art business, founded by Aboriginal mother and daughter, Lauren Jarrett and Melissa Greenwood.

Delvene Cockatoo-Collins Designs

Quandamooka Artist and Studio, on Minjerribah – North Stradbroke Island.
Original Artworks, handprinted homewares, sculptures and ceramics.

Tradara

Tradara Products combining 60,000 years of Australian Aboriginal Culture into modern pieces, which showcases ancient stories and dreamings that have been passed down through generations. Each piece is uniquely designed by Tradara Briscoe, who has mastered the art of central desert art.

Nagula Jarndu

Is a not for profit aboriginal women’s art centre in Broome, Australia with a focus on producing contemporary and unique textile lengths and products.

Rosie Ware Designs

Rosie is a self-taught, award winning textile artist designer and printer based on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

Farmwall

Farmwall are creating a healthy, educated and connected community of Australians through meaningful interactions with food that also benefit the environment. Become your own urban farmer or grow your own micro-greens.

Songbird Collection

Unique gifts inspired by our beautiful birds
• Working with global artisans
• Supporting BirdLife conservation

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Social Enterprise Christmas Marketplace

If you are looking for a holiday gift with a purpose, we’ve created a marketplace so that you can #shopsocialenterprise this year. 

Two Feet Accelerator: Where are they now? Refugee Talent

TDi has been committed to inclusive sustainable businesses since the early days of the social enterprise movement in Australia. We’ve proudly partnered with NAB in a number of ways, one of which was the Two Feet Accelerator programs. These were designed as part of a...

It takes a village to grow an inclusive sustainable business

TDi has been committed to inclusive sustainable businesses since the early days of the social enterprise movement in Australia.

Two Feet Accelerator: Where are they now? YEVU

This week we’ve been chatting with Anna Robertson from YEVU – a social enterprise clothing brand designed and manufactured in Ghana.

YuMi Tourism Partners (Alotau) – Milne Bay Organics

“Coconut has been incredibly embedded in the Milne Bay tradition – from the food consumption through to the traditional dancing.” Last year, the YuMi pilot program took us to Alotau in Papua New Guinea, where we worked with difference maker, Rhona.

Indigenous tourism is key to economic recovery

Long-time friend, and associate of TDi, Ash Bartley has just started a new role with Visit Victoria.  We caught up with her recently to celebrate her new role and ask about the opportunity for Indigenous tourism in Australia’s economic recovery.

YuMi Tourism Partners (Alotau) – VilLink Tours & Expeditions PNG

“With what I’m doing, I want to encourage the other young women out there, that they can also have the chance to make a difference.  Not only in earning money, but sharing what they know, and getting other communities involved.”

Flexible and responsive coaching is key to sustaining women’s economic empowerment during a crisis

While each business owner faces their own set of challenges in response to the uncertainty and upheaval of COVID-19, we are observing a series of consistent coaching requirements emerge.

When life gives you lemons… pivot your business model

Nemika Brunton is based in Alotau, Papua New Guinea.  We met her during the YuMi Tourism Partners Pilot program.  The program addressed starting small, testing and learning, and how to adapt and respond to market needs.  These lessons have certainly helped Nemika shift her business focus in response to COVID-19. Tourism is a key industry for the town and many of the local businesses were tourism based.  So, the impact of COVID-19 hit the town hard.  Many locals – including Nemika – have adapted quickly to totally new businesses and customers.

Supporting Social Enterprise during COVID-19

Following a tumultuous year of bushfires, COVID-19 and recent floods in Southern NSW, lots of small businesses and the families and communities they serve, are doing it tough.  One way we’ve seen people showing their support for these local businesses is through the #shoplocal #shopvictoria and #buyfromthebush movements.  We’ve been inspired by this and wanted to share a #shopsocialenterprise guide based on some of the businesses we’ve been working with over the last 18 months.