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Meet our Sellers

Meet our Sellers

On Good Spender, there's always more to the story. Behind every product is an enterprise working to make a social impact and contribute to sustainable community benefit.

Read more about some of these enterprises and the amazing people behind them.

 

Life Interwoven - Fighting disadvantage, preserving tradition

9 September 2016
Life Interwoven is a social enterprise with the inspiration to fight disadvantage and poverty as well as helping to conserve traditional textile and handicraft techniques in South East Asia. 

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Buy Undies Give Undies - Improving the Health of Children in Africa

19 August 2016
Buy Undies Give Undies is a social enterprise that exists to improve the health of disadvantaged children in developing parts of Africa.

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40K - A Vision to Employ and Empower

4 August 2016
40K products is a social enterprise with the vision to employ and empower women in rural India.

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Ruby Silver - Supporting the Education of Girls in India

29 July 2016
Jess Exton is the founder of Ruby Silver, a social enterprise with a passion for sustainable style and women’s education. 

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Sweet as sugar in more ways than one: Mildura Chocolate Co.

The Mildura Chocolate Company – a social enterprise affiliated with the Christie Centre and partnered with Kennedy and Wilson – not only produces delicious chocolate but provides employment to disadvantaged individuals with a disability.

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Meet Eric Agyeman from PVBS

25 February 2016
At six years of age, Eric Agyeman left Ghana to relocate to New Zealand and then onto Australia, but Ghana has never really left him. After returning back to Ghana in 2010 and seeing kids trying to sell goods from the side of the highway, Eric knew he had to do something to try and break the cycle of poverty.

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HoMie - Helping customers help others

5 February 2016
HoMie began when founders Robbie Gillies, Nick Pearce, Marcus Crook and Ed Beasley began sharing the stories of people experiencing homelessness on a Facebook page, Homeless of Melbourne. By simply giving their fellow Melburnians a voice, the page began to confront the stereotypes and stigma associated with homelessness.

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Making choices for change with My Fair Baby

13 November 2015
Cynthia Cheong runs not for profit site My Fair Baby, which sells Fairtrade, ethically-produced and eco-friendly clothes for children with proceeds going to support charity programs in India.

My Fair Baby is the result of Cynthia’s long-held desire to do something beyond just donating money to a cause. “I have a full time corporate job which I’ve been working in for a long time but I’ve always had something inside of me that wanted to make a difference.” 

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From Burma to Australia, with hope

25 September 2015
Emma Wallace is a founding director of WEFTshop, or Women for Education, Freedom and Textiles, a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Emma first became aware of the plight of refugees from Burma when she travelled to the Thai-Burma border in 2001. Along this border are nine refugee camps, where long-term displaced refugees have lived for more than 20 years.

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How Ethical Living Changes a Life, One Product at a Time

From the lives of women in Asia’s red light districts to delicate hand-made filigree silver jewellery comes an amazing tale of hope and survival. The Starfish Project is just one of the many sellers on Ethical Living that seek to improve the lives of people in developing countries.

We talked to Sara Lackersteen, the Founder of Ethical Living, an online social enterprise that specialises in Fair Trade and ethically made products.

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How Seven Women Helps Change Discrimination Against Disabled Women in Nepal

Seven Women Founder Stephanie Woollard had done a lot of volunteer work in Nepal. While there she met a group of seven disabled women who were working from a tin shed trying to make and sell candles to support themselves. 

In Nepal, if you’re disabled you’re considered cursed from evil doings in a past life. Despite the fact that they were doing their best to build a livelihood, no one in Nepal was going to buy their candles. So Stephanie paid for them to learn different handicrafts. She decided to bring some of the products back to sell at Uni, and Seven Women grew from there.

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Healing homeless and disadvantaged youth with touch.

Kylie Lowe knows all too well what the most disadvantaged young people in our society face every day. As a psychologist working for over 18 years with homeless youth, she saw overwhelming mental health problems, addiction, lack of housing, lack of support, and domestic violence.

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From strawberries to Jam I Am: How Ningana Fine Foods helps over 25 people with a disability find employment.


Jo Polkinghorne of Ningana Fine Foods tells us about their 40-acre organic food farm, and why supporting people with disability means that hundreds in the region can benefit.

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For a better future: McAuley’s safe house for women

Sadly, last year in Australia 81 women were killed because of family violence and this year, 31 women.  We spoke with McAuley CEO Jocelyn Bignold about how McAuley helps people understand the reality of family violence and homelessness.


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Down on the farm with Summerland: A social enterprise creating jobs and empowerment

From the dreams of one young Polio-afflicted man in the 1950s grew a working farm, over 20 businesses, an adventure park and museum that now employs over 90 disabled people in the Northern Rivers region in NSW. This is the Summerland House Farm story, told by Lisa Murphy of the House With No Steps.

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Dine at Melbourne’s best restaurants: All in the name of Helping refugees and asylum seekers gain a foothold in hospitality

Every season, Melbourne foodies dine in some of our finest restaurants for a Scarf dinner. While each restaurant – including heavy hitters like Markov and Top Paddock – creates the menu and cooks the food, the Front of House staff are refugees and asylum seekers gaining valuable training and experience in hospitality. We spoke with Scarf co-founder and General Manager Hannah Colman about how a dinner can completely transform a life.

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