Introducing Seven Women in Sydney

Exciting times! Seven Women launches the expansion of our social business to Sydney!

My name is Marissa, and I will be managing the happenings in the coathanger-city! I am so excited to get started in researching and expanding Seven Women networks in my hometown, and we look forward to meeting new people and gaining lots of new support for the work of Seven Women, in support of the beautiful women in Nepal.

If you are in Sydney and are interested in and passionate about fair trade, then I would love to meet you, and see how you might like to get on board with Seven Women.

We will follow along much the same path as Seven Women in Melbourne - gaining presence at local markets, looking into wholesaling in local shops, and even dipping our feet into university and community events - where beautifully passionate social-changers lurk beneath their humble quietness - are you one of them?

For a bit of background, and by way of introduction, I am a young born-and-bred Sydney sider, passionate about global justice, social change, and a better world for all. An active community member, and various experience in the non-profit sector, I have been amazed by the importance, value and impact of promoting and advocating for fair trade. I firmly believe that, as Western consumers, we are undeniably responsible for the decisions we make, and the demand we contribute to the global markets, particularly in the clothing and consumer goods markets.

In regards to Seven Women, I met Steph over a year ago on a weekend trip down to Melbourne for one the infamous fair trade shopping tours. We have stayed in touch ever since, with me loving Seven Women, telling people about it, selling the products, and now before you know it, we realise there's a whole new city of people, just wanting the opportunity to learn more about fair trade and find a way to be a part of it.

It is therefore, an enormous privilege to be a part of such a fantastic project, working with and for women who should not have to be victims of injustice in a world where some have too much and others have so little. I have traveled to various developing countries, and have seen poverty firsthand (although I'm still yet to visit Nepal!). Yet I have also seen the amazing transformation that can take place in communities, families and individuals that are empowered to improve their livelihoods. When they are provided with the opportunities to create sustainable incomes, invest in their futures, and gain dignity and hope, their lives are forever changed. I believe this is exactly what Seven Women is working so hard to enable, and I would love to see more and more people catch this vision and get on board!

So I am calling Sydney for fairtrade, empowerment, and sustainability! Sydney for Seven Women! :)

Stay informed and keep in touch with our ever-expanding range of products, and our ever-changing appearances at different markets and events. All in the name of promoting women's empowerment and a fair deal for women with disabilities working hard to sustain themselves in Nepal.

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