Yearly Archives: 2020

Life Interwoven – Empowering Local Artisans To Provide For Their Families/Communities

What if you have a choice to help kids to get education through your purchase? How then would you spend your money? Life Interwoven empowers women in the local community to make arts & crafts which they enjoy while fulfilling their dreams of being able to support their families. While preserving the traditional arts, textile […]

What came first? Empowerment or employment; the Humanism Global story

When asked women replied that they wanted freedom and choice For most businesses, the end goal lies in the creation of the product, however Humanism Global does it differently by focussing on employment. Humanism Global produces event merchandise by employing disadvantaged women and giving them the training and education to create sustainable textiles with meaning. […]

Kenshi Candles: A social business that burns at both ends

Liam and the team at the Kenshi Candles workshop

Photo above Liam Foldi and the team at the Kenshi Candles workshop. Burning brightly is the social enterprise Kenshi Candles, the creation of young spark 17-year-old Liam Foldi. In its first 3 years Kenshi Candles has managed to raise over $50,000 for charities whilst employing Chin refugees from Myanmar. Kenshi Candles has grown rapidly in […]

The story of Mekeo Handcrafts

Close up on Margret's hands while she is weaving a bilum

Photo above Margret from the village of Inauaia Village, in the process of making a bilum. Photograph: Jonathan Tickner Mekeo handcrafts is a social enterprise that supports communities in Inauaia Village, Papua New Guinea. Mekeo handcrafts’s mission is to generate a sustainable income for their workers in Inauaia. When you buy from Mekeo handcrafts, 100% […]