Buy Australian-made Products and Support Female-Owned Businesses with Global Sisters Marketplace
After what has been a very difficult year for so many people, more Australians are focusing on shopping local and giving back to the community. For those of us who chose to make ethical choices this Christmas and New year and support Australian small, female-owned, and local businesses, the Global Sisters Marketplace makes this easier than ever.
Why Buy From Female-Owned Businesses?
In addition to the impact on the environment, families, and global economy, a year of bushfires and Covid-19 has created what is known as the ‘Pink Recession’. This is the financial crisis that impacts women, specifically women from urban and rural areas across Australia. These women, mostly of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, may have lost their homes in the fires, or may have lost their business marketplace due to the closure of borders, and therefore lack of tourism to support their sales.
To get that feel-good factor this christmas and surprise your friends and family with gorgeous gifts, whilst at the same time supporting communities who need it the most, shop on Global Sisters Marketplace. Global Sisters Marketplace is a fast, easy and convenient way to give Australian businesswomen, their families and communities a much needed boost this Christmas.
Who Are Global Sisters Marketplace?
With four values - women-led, eco-conscious, kind to animals and community-minded, Global Sisters Marketplace is a company with passion and purpose. This online marketplace already has over 1000 difference products and services from over 100 female-led businesses and these brands are growing every day.
Ethical Australian Christmas Gifts
We have rounded up Christmas gifts for everyone, from your secret-santa, to beauty items, and gifts for the littlest of Christmas guests.
Secret santa: Gifts under $25
Looking for a gift for the office fashionista? Handmade in Melbourne from polymer clay, these gorgeous faux marble earrings make a beautiful statement.
Help your secret Santa dress up any outfit with this thoughtful gift.
Gift your secret Santa the present of peace and bliss. These hand blended magnesium salts are combined with home-grown organic rose petals, and Rose, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang and Bergamot essential oils.
Each pack comes with a rose quartz crystal and a self-love affirmation card, so after the craziness of the silly-season, your friend can relax with a therapeutic bath.
For someone with a sweet tooth, these festive treats make the perfect little gift. Each small sugar cookie box comes with a mixture of christmas themed sugar and butter cookies.
The box itself is beautifully wrapped with a ribbon and gift tag, so you can truly spread the christmas cheer.
Beauty and Wellness Gifts
Any beauty or skincare lover will immediately fall in love with this Australian pink clay mask. The mask is detoxifying, skin-brightening, reduces acne and tightens pores.
Handmade and vegan, the pink clay mask is suitable for all skin types, making a great gift that is both ethical and beautiful.
Another Australian Pink Clay product, but this product is for your bath, not your face.
Inspired by the rich soils of the Australian outback, these bath bombs combine pink clay with Virgin Macadamia Nut Butter, leaving your skin soft, cleansed, and moisturised!
Plus, the beautiful packaging makes them a perfect christmas gift.
An ethical cologne, this solid wax-life bar is applied straight on to your skin. It comes in a sleek and durable tin, designed for travel and on-the-go application.
With scents of bergamot, lemon, patchouli and cedar, this moisturizing cologne is a great gift for the man in your life who needs a new sexy little scent.
Home and Lifestyle
Give the gift of art with this beautiful original painting. An image of a wildflower scene, this is an original Acrylic artwork. And comes ready to frame.
Art is the gift that lasts a lifetime, so why not gift art for christmas this year?
Another artwork for the home, this wall hanging adds style to any room.
Macrame has increased in popularity these past few years, and this piece is made with quality cotton, created in the shape of leaves and feathers. To top it all of, it sits on a beautiful piece of Australian driftwood.
When we enter a home, we don’t only notice what we see but also what we can smell. Gift your loved one a beautiful Harvest season scent with this Movinka candle.
With top scents of apples, pears, and honey, you are transported to an orchard in bloom. This candle is the gift that keeps on giving, as each purchase comes with a Flame to Flora seed kit, so once the candle is fully used up the jar can be reused as a plant pot!
Clothing & Accessories
This gift is definitely for a special person in your life (or for yourself!). An elegant, handcrafted freshwater pearl necklace and earrings set, this is made with over 50 soft white pearls.
The hand-crocheted wirework is a traditional South-American craft, yet this is made in Australia, exclusively for Global Sisters Marketplace. Gift this and you’re sure to put a sparkle in someone's eye.
A gorgeous trans-seasonal silk dress inspired by the Aboringal artwork of Gija Man Lindsay Malay, this is a gift of style and substance. An ethical, cultural, and stylish piece for anyone’s fashion collection.
If you love giving gifts that are truly personal, then this cuff is perfect for you. Engrave the cuff with anything from coordinates, to dates, or even a quote. The engraving can be on the inside or outside, giving you the option of gifting a present with a secret hidden message.
This Callidora product, like all others of the brand, are created from stainless steel and coated with gold, making it hypo-allergenic and non-tarnishing. A gift that is long-lasting and one-of-a-kind.
Gifts for Children
Baby clothes may seem like a great gift, but they grow out of them so quickly! Instead, opt for a beautiful bib. These unisex designs dress up any outfit, protecting the clothes from food and drool, whilst keeping the little one looking fashionable.
This is the ultimate gift of creativity. The kids will be entertained for hours with this personalised gift which includes a carry bag, highlighter set, colouring book and kangaroo toy.
Australian made and Australian themed, this is a gift that children will love and parents will appreciate.
Designed by Florence has brought African inspired dolls to Sydney, creating much needed cultural representation for children.
The name Ginika means ‘What can be greater than God’. A beautiful doll, wearing a dress made from upcycled fabric, this little beauty will become your little one’s best friend.