Buying from SisterWorks provides a vital income for women who are migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, supporting them on their entrepreneurial journey in Australia.

These products are all ‘Handmade with Love in Melbourne’ by women of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background. Just as every entrepreneur comes to SisterWorks with a different story, every product produced by entrepreneurs at SisterWorks comes with a unique and heart warming story of empowerment.

“We support women who are migrants, asylum seekers or refugees to become financially independent and happily settle in Australia”.


Work empowers women. By supporting women of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds SisterWorks is empowering a vulnerable and marginalised group in our community. Working is not just about getting paid. It’s about having something to fight for in life, being a part of a community and feeling worthy.

The women SisterWorks works with are the most vulnerable migrants. They have been marginalised due to a lack of identity, language barriers, lack of western culture knowledge, poor employment skills and being the carers of their families. They face long-term unemployment which exacerbates social issues. With on-going support, this vulnerability can be lifted and not become a lifetime issue.