Spoil Yourself Ethically This Christmas
8am – 2pm
11th December 2018
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 hamper 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.
Wrap it good:
Millions of tons of festive wrap and ribbon become waste in a matter of hours every Christmas. Goodsmiths are reclaiming paper and saving fabrics from landfill to wrap your presents beautifully, at the Wrappaporium.
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.
If you’re looking for a touch of luxury without the guilt, you’ve just found it. Ahimsa Collective produce luxury ethical and sustainable accessories from upcycled waste material – beautiful products with serious feel-good vibes. Their cruelty-free vegan line reverses the impact of the oft maligned fashion industry. They use discarded pineapple leaves turned into a leather-like material known as Pinatex, as well as ‘dead stock’, waste that’s destined for landfill until they get their hands on it.
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.
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.
CAREgifts do a world of good, helping save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice around the world. Purchase a CAREgift for your loved ones and know you are also doing good.
The Big Issue
The Big Issue is a world famous and inspiring initiative that has demonstrated, time and again, how something as simple as buying a magazine can have a massive impact on someone else’s life. Every time this incredible magazine, packed with interviews and insights, gets bought, a homeless, marginalised or disadvantaged person is provided with hope, and an ongoing job opportunity. Whether you subscribe online or buy the magazine from a street vendor, you’re influencing someone’s future in a very special way.
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.
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.
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.