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April has been a huge month for the SisterWorks family, with some exciting new partnerships and opportunities! In Bendigo, we are starting our first regional Design Lab doing Beeswax wraps and reusable bread bags with the Bendigo Uniting Church and Bendigo Community Health Services. In Dandenong, we are developing our first mobile cooking program with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. In Richmond, we are growing our Design Lab capacity with the Carringbush Adult Learning Education. Read more…

SisterWorks Tea Towels: A splash of colour

Our tea towels are stylish and beautifully designed, available in a modern variety of blue, black, green and red colours. Each geometric pattern is uniquely hand printed by our Sister Entrepreneurs. Woven with 100% flat weave cotton and ultra-absorbent, our towels are produced with the highest of quality, allowing you to clean with ease. Replace kitchen paper and be environmentally conscious by reducing waste and water usage. Take care of your reusable tea towel by Read more…

Alejandra – Chilean inspired jewellery out of wire, stone, and glass

In 2011, Maria Alejandra migrated from Chile with her family. When Alejandra first arrived in Australia, she was busy taking care of her daughter Catalina. She had limited English, and it was very difficult to find a good job – a struggle that many Sisters face when they arrive in Australia. An entrepreneur at heart, she began selling her jewellery in different markets around Melbourne. Unfortunately, with no support network, limited language skills, and a Read more…

Nominate SisterWorks as your charity at Richies IGA

As a social enterprise, we need your donation. Also, your purchase is important, 50% of the gross sales profit going back to the women who make the product. So, you are promoting economic sustainability for women.  Through Ritchies IGA you can support us in these two ways: Nominating SisterWorks as your charity. So, a percentage of your purchase will come to us. Buying our packaged food, eco-friendly packaging and organic body care products. You can find them Read more…

Celebrating people in our community

One of the best things about the SisterWorks community is that it is a safe and welcoming space that we can all come and go from. Sometimes life gets busy, or we may need to put our focus elsewhere, but we always have a place at SisterWorks to return to. Today we would like to acknowledge two of our most long term and committed Sisters. Some of our newer members may not know Viv and Read more…

Let us bring our sustainable and handmade products to you

Over the last month, our Sister Entrepreneurs have been running delicious food tasting sessions at our SisterWorks stores, sharing their personal stories and talking about the products they have made. Let us bring our sustainable, ethical and handmade products to your workplace, school/church fete or event with our Pop Up Shop. Everything is made here in Melbourne – with love! All you need to do is provide the time and space, and we will supply Read more…

Candles

Beautiful hand-poured soy candles

Our Sister Entrepreneurs have been busy making beautiful hand-poured soy candles inspired from India, France and the Brazilian Amazon. These candles come in a variety of fragrances, and are made from 100% soy wax and natural essential oils. They will burn 50% longer than paraffin candles and will uplift the mood of your room with a clean burn. Shop now!

Celebrating Diversity Week

SisterWorks is a multicultural hub. We collaborate and work with women from over 55 countries. That’s something worth celebrating. We are also proud to be located in Victoria, one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world, with residents from over 200 countries, speaking over 260 languages, and following 135 different faiths. Here at SisterWorks, we are committed to building a strong community amongst Australians of every race, faith, and culture. We celebrate diversity every day at SisterWorks, Read more…

Vasili’s Garden

The SisterWorks Richmond store was overflowing on Wednesday morning, thanks to a visit from a 7TWO camera crew. Sally Williams caught up with Luz and the SisterWorks Entrepreneurs to film a segment for Vasili’s Garden – a show that focuses on sustainable products and traditional methods of gardening and healthy eating. Wednesday is one of our busiest days at SisterWorks store in Richmond. The office is full of volunteers and Entrepreneurs – we could hardly Read more…

Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! Today, as we move towards #BalanceforBetter, it’s the perfect time to celebrate working women world over. Women’s rights have come a long way in the last decade – even in the last year – but gender equality is not a goal that can be ticked off and filed away. It is an undertaking that, like balance, requires constant energy and perpetual fine-tuning. Whether they are working to support themselves, working Read more…

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