If you haven’t already heard the good news, the Global Sisters Marketplace is now live, just in time to solve your Christmas shopping dilemmas!

The launch of Australia’s first marketplace dedicated to supporting Australian women achieve financial independence is the culmination of many months (make that years!) of work by the Global Sisters team.

Given what this year has thrown at us, helping each other out has never been more important this Christmas. If you’re familiar with the Global Sisters story and how we work, you won’t need any more convincing to go and check out the Marketplace right now.

Just in case you need a little reminder of why this is such an incredible opportunity for Australian business women and shoppers alike, we’ve listed six good reasons why the Global Sisters Marketplace is the best place to buy your Christmas gifts online:

Support small women-led Australian businesses

While we all agree it’s been an incredibly tough year, small businesses have been hit especially hard. In addition, we know women have been worse affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Women in small business need your support more than ever. True to the Global Sisters ethos however, it’s all about helping women to help themselves.

The women in the Global Sisters Community have already done the hard yards in setting up and establishing their own small businesses. Now, there are many great ways for you to create some real impact by sending some of your hard-earned Christmas shopping dollars their way!

Support Australian women
– rural, regional, remote and urban

First drought, then bushfires, and then the pandemic. Life in Australia has been challenging for many irrespective of where they live. Australians are incredible survivors though, and in these tough times, women all over our beautiful country are turning income generating ideas into profitable and sustainable business with the support of Global Sisters.

From regions right across Australia, women of diversity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women young and older … Shopping in the Global Sisters Marketplace is a fast, easy and convenient way to give many Australian women, their families and communities a much-needed boost this Christmas.

A unique gift from the heart

What if you could support a great cause by buying truly high-quality, handmade products that you’d be proud to gift to your work mates, family and friends?

The majority of products in the Global Sisters Marketplace are handmade in Australia by our Sisters. They are unique, high quality, Australian made and beautiful!

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts that are a little more special than you’ll find in the big chain stores, the Global Sisters Marketplace is for you. You can read the story of the business owner you are supporting and create a connection between your gift recipient and the maker by sharing the link.

Satisfy your eco-conscience

When news of climate change and environmental havoc dominate the news every day, it’s understandable that all of us are feeling a little more mindful of our impact on the world. And that includes the impact of our purchasing dollar. It’s hard to feel good about buying mass produced gifts that have been shipped from far-flung parts of the world, with little known about how they’ve been produced.

Global Sisters makes it easy with their new Marketplace. It’s full of products that are Australian made, in small batches, by small businesses, many using natural and raw fibres and materials with minimal processing. From hand-dyed and woven scarves to hand-crafted jewellery, organic tea and natural homewares – sourcing authentic and ethical hand-made products and gifts has never been easier. You can even use the search function to find sellers in your local area and you can also connect with our Sisters for custom and corporate gifting orders.

Secret Santa, sorted!

Want to impress your boss and team mates with a thoughtful and ethical Secret Santa gift?

Whatever your limit, the Global Sisters Marketplace has a huge range of small items to suit. For less than $10, you could pick up the intriguing Monumental Diamond activated charcoal soap, a pack of these delicious hand-made chocolate marshmallow slice biscuits, this gut-friendly artisanal sesame salt, or this adorable soft cotton crocheted ice-cream keyring!

If your budget stretches to $25, you could consider this hand-made leather Christmas tree ornament, a tub of soothing and calming lavender hemp balm, this anti-inflammatory turmeric latte blend or this whimsical framed print of a Tasmanian Tiger with cub!

These beautiful, high-quality but affordable little items are great to have on hand as stocking fillers as well, or for when unexpected guests drop by.

Safe at home

While Australia looks to be making progress in our fights against the COVID-19 virus, we don’t know what the future holds.

The launch of the Global Sisters Marketplace means you can shop from the comfort and safety of your home, and still feel confident that you can individually choose unique, special, meaningful and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones.

You can even shop the Marketplace to find hand-made face maskscleaning wipes and dispensers, and plenty of hand soap! What could be more 2020 than that!

Need no more persuading?

Shop the Marketplace now at marketplace.globalsisters.org.

We’d love to hear what you think!