Spoil Yourself Ethically This Christmas
8am – 2pm
6 December 2017
8 Exhibition Street
Visit the EY market for beautiful Christmas presents that help create a better working world and be in to win a sack of ethical goodies.
The market showcases a curated range of environmentally friendly and ethically sourced products from some of Victoria’s most inspiring purpose-led organisations.
Join us to learn about the concept of ethical shopping and the importance of conscientious consumption.
Win a stocking full of Goodies
Snap yourself up a very special Christmas stocking that’s packed with ethical treats. Just leave your business card with us when you visit; we’ll draw one randomly at the end of the day and notify the winner by email.
Coffee break? Bring a cup
No. 8 Exhibition Café is sharing in the Christmas cheer, providing discounted coffee for anyone who brings a reusable cup on market day. So grab a mug on your way down and join us for a coffee with a difference.
Life Interwoven breathes new life into the traditional skills and craft of South East Asian artisans. In doing so, they help create an entrepreneurial system of support for disadvantaged, local communities. Enjoy the beauty and style of South East Asian artisans while supporting their communities. Their range of products includes place-mats, runners, lady bags, accessories bags, scarves and kitchenware pottery.
Seven Women is an award-winning social enterprise selling fair-trade children’s toys, beautiful woollen knits and silk feel pyjamas. Being volunteer-run means 100% of the profits can be returned to Nepal where Seven Women’s projects offer Nepali women a place to gain practical skills such as sewing, felting, embroidery and knitting so they can take their future into their own hands and become self-reliant.
If you’re a conscious and conscientious consumer, concerned about the impact your consumer choices have on both the planet and your fellow human beings then Etiko is the brand for you. The first fashion brand in Australia to be certified Fairtrade, Etiko has been leading the way in eco/ethical fashion since 2006.
The People’s Fabric
From West Borneo to your bedroom, wardrobe or straight onto your baby’s feet, The People’s Fabric is empowering Indonesian women with every product sold. Hand-dyed and hand-crafted with impeccable skill, these talented, indigenous artisan women create beautiful ikat fabric that bring to life the age-old tradition of their people. The current collection consists of bags, cushions and throws, as well baby slippers made from ikat and leather.
A colourful collection of hand-crafted gifts inspired by Australia’s, and the world’s, beautiful birdlife. Kookaburras, Magpies, Eastern Rosellas…the list goes on. Handmade from clay by artists from all over the world, the Songbird Collection reflects both the diversity and vibrancy of our planet’s birdlife while supporting both the makers and the wildlife.
Only Just Fair Trade
Only Just Fair Trade has a scoured 25 countries to bring us a beautiful range of products which includes homewares, jewellery, accessories, toys and fashion. The local artists, mostly women, who create these products are direct beneficiaries of their sales. This helps lift them out of poverty and provide an income to support their family and educate their children.
Finders and Makers
Finders and Makers source stylish, ethically hand-made women’s accessories from women-led micro businesses from around the world. Their aim? To connect makers of unique, beautiful and fashionable treasures with a global community of conscious consumers.
Organic and ethically produced beauty treatments for face, body and hair that are handmade with passion and love. 100% Australian made and owned, their ingredients are certified organic, vegan friendly, natural and locally sourced. Proceeds from every sale help end animal cruelty.
Koguis supports Fair trade and Indigenous communities plus artisans from diverse regions within Colombia. Their crafts are enriched by the use of natural fibres, combined with traditional techniques passed on by generations of artisans.
All products are ethically traded directly with our artisans. Each piece is unique, and has a distinctive story behind it.
QArt Studio and Gallery, part of Endeavour Foundation, provides employment, mentoring and training for a talented group of artists with a disability, giving them a sense of pride in who they are and what they do.
Through a gallery in Kew, Q Art showcases the unique range of original artworks, homewares, jewellery, gift-wrap, greeting cards and gifts.
Pollinate Energy brings life-changing products to people who need them most – from solar powered lights to improved cook stoves to water filters. For India’s poor, we are the missing link in the chain, allowing them to access, understand, and afford household products that make daily life better and safer. We do all this whilst creating jobs for people from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the skills and tools to generate a sustainable income to support their local communities.
Enable Social Enterprises
Enable Social Enterprises will be displaying a variety of homeware products, which have been ethically made and sourced, and other small items which would make great gifts for Christmas.
They will also present their Candles for a Cause, which are made by individuals with disabilities.