The Marketplace by Global Sisters supports women producers to start their own business to create beautiful, marketable products with a heart and a story. Our product offering is focused on four values – women led, eco-conscious , kind to animals and community minded. Check it out the Marketplace here
Global Sisters core value of “Business Done Differently” means that we champion good business, both as an organisation ourselves and as an organisation that supports women-owned businesses. We believe in business that is:
- Environmentally sustainable: reducing our impact on the environment with a key focus on energy efficiency, water stewardship, and the reduction and recycling of waste.
- Good for people: ethical sourcing by driving positive social and environmental change through our supply chain.
- Kind to animals
- Considered and community minded in its growth.
The Marketplace by Global Sisters is Australia’s first online marketplace for women’s businesses, and includes products, services and experiences. We aim to highlight the brand’s that have taken steps to do good business. To help consumers purchase from brand’s that align with their values, we have created four values that we encourage sellers to adhere to.
1. Women led
Businesses supporting women’s financial independence.
The business sources with care, has a transparent and environmentally conscious supply chain, produces with a reduced environmental impact, recycled/ upcycled and uses natural, sustainable materials.
3. Kind to animals
Brands that use cruelty-free production methods and ingredients that do not harm animals. Product made using non-animal alternatives or methods associated with good animal welfare.
4. Community minded
The business provides “decent work” (UN Sustainable Development Goal 8) for both the founder and those they employ. The business upholds the welfare and fair working conditions of their workers and those in their supply chain. The business is committed to engaging and supporting the communities their business exists to serve.
All the businesses on the Marketplace are encouraged to progress towards all four of these Good Business values. We celebrate and focus marketing efforts on businesses that are living these values.
Global Sisters is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and Decent Work & Economic Growth, which are mapped to our Social Impact indicators. Through our program Roadmap we actively encourage Sisters to take time to incubate their business and grow slowly and sustainably. We intentionally push back against the cult of speed in the entrepreneurial and start-back sector that leads to profit and growth at human and environmental cost.
To contact the retail team behind The Marketplace, email firstname.lastname@example.org – and support our work via Instagram and Facebook.
Lots of love,
‘The Marketplace team xx
P.S. Our business directory also provides a list of products and services provided by Australian women who are working to make a better life for themselves and their families. You can view our directory via ‘Our Sisters’ in the WHO WE ARE menu.