Capital, Consulting, Connections
Red Hat Impact is here to provide founders, entrepreneurs and business managers with capital, advice and connections to grow businesses with positive social and environmental impact.
Our speciality is ethical trade finance – using an identified opportunity for new customers, more sales, bigger deals to grow your business and amplify the positive impact your business has on the world.
If you run a business that is creating a better world, and you need access to capital to pursue new business opportunities, get in touch.
Bringing Buildings to Light
We design spaces that enrich the experience of living – where joy and beauty can be found in everything from the things we touch to the composition of materials, space and form.
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vegan bags stylish | simple | kind
We sell only vegan bags and accessories- -meaning no animal products will be found in any of our goods. We have a small ‘designer’ SCARLETT range and we also retail vegan goods from other Australian businesses who produce vegan fashion.
SCARLETT operates 24/7 at www.scarlettbags.com.au and sign up online to stay in touch with our festival appearances and other events.
Lummi & Co
Lummi & Co produces fair trade handmade homewares including the popular create your own Lummi Lights. We’re all about taking a great product and making it more fun and on trend and achieving ethical objectives in the process.
The Qalamkar Project
This project was born to help preserve the local creative practice while dedicating half the profits to promote social welfare in the surrounding communities. All pieces come from local, independent craftsmen in Esfahan and help to continue and support this traditional craft. The textiles come in various sizes ranging from 1m x 1m squares up to 2.2m x 3m bedspreads in a range of patterns and colours. All inks and dyes used in the creative process are derived from natural ingredients (black – walnut shell, red – pomegranate rind, greens and yellows – saffrons and turmeric). Because of this there are no health risks associated with artificial or toxic pigments.
The origins of Bendigo Bank began more than 150 years ago in the community of Bendigo, Victoria. Our Bank is now a top 60 ASX listed company and we have more than 6,500 employees, who serve about 1.5 million customers in more than 500 communities Australia-wide.
We operate a number of brands which offer a diverse range of products and services that can meet all our customers’ needs and wants. And with industry leading customer service and a demonstrated commitment to local communities throughout Australia, we have established a strong presence on the Australian banking landscape.
Dr. Bronner’s is synonymous with old world quality and time-honoured simplicity, which can be traced back to the family’s German-Jewish soap making tradition which began in 1858. In 1929, Emanuel Bronner, a third generation soap maker, brought his formulas for high-quality liquid and bar soaps to America, starting Dr. Bronner’s in its current form in 1948. Today Dr. Bronner’s mission and commitment to building an engine for promoting and advancing positive social change lives on in the work of his grandsons David and Michael. From pioneering USDA certified organic personal care products, to creating Fair Trade projects across the world (including coconut oil in Sri Lanka and Kenya and palm oil in Ghana) that ensure fair and just treatment of farmers and workers, Dr. Bronner’s strives to honour their heritage with progressive business practices, while devoting profits to worthwhile causes and charities worldwide.
One10 is a national social enterprise accelerator and social impact consultancy agency with a mission to harness the power of business for good. We enable change makers and innovators to create meaningful social and environmental impact. One10 provides the expertise, connections and capital necessary to create sustainable and scalable social enterprises.
Endorphin Wealth Management
At Endorphin Wealth Management, we apply a well-rounded approach that considers your values, priorities, ambitions and circumstances, before providing an investment solution to help you realise your full potential. We are also a proud member of Responsible Investment Association of Australia (RIAA), who work to promote a responsible and ethical approach to investing.
From the Art
From the Art is a social enterprise selling organic fair trade coffee and tea alongside vegetarian dishes created from local produce. Ethically sourced gifts and homewares line the walls. The space supports local causes by employing asylum seekers and using ethical suppliers such as STREAT, who work to end youth homelessness in Melbourne.
Original vintage inspired children’s clothing, aprons, accessories and homewares made from scratch by Ariella, a professional tailor. Ariella comes from a long line of tailors and was trained by her grandfather, a European master tailor. Range includes alternative colours and designs, with a little bit of subculture. Ariella’s homewares collection is made from printed fabrics designed by Ariella. Products are of the highest quality and are not throwaway fashion. Ariella ensures that ethics, sustainability and environmental impact are considered in every piece created and is accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia.
The Ariella brand is about “keeping the art of tailoring alive”
GoGet gives you all the benefits of a car, without the hassle and expense of owning one! GoGet is more convenient than car rental, cheaper than owning a car and a great way to do our bit for the environment. GoGet membership gives you self-service access to cars across Australia, all available to book and access 24/7.
The Possibility Project
The Possibility Project is a Sydney based enterprise founded by Kim Pearce and Kath Davis. We deliver social justice programs through the mindset of social entrepreneurship. Our purpose is to inspire people to see the potential in any given situation. This means facilitating individuals and groups to disrupt a mindset of limitation, and helping them to move towards a more entrepreneurial way of thinking, where anything is possible!
Inspirationery is an eco-friendly stationery label that donates a percentage of profits to empowering women and girls through education and leadership programs. Designed and made in Melbourne from 100% post consumer recycled paper and vegetable based inks Inspirationery encourages stationery lovers to make their mark in the best way possible.
For retail, wholesale or custom enquiries please email cassie@Inspirationery.co or head to www.inspirationery.co
Fortress Learning is a Registered Training Organisation that knows successful learning depends on educators who ‘get’ where students are at and what they need. Our strength lies in the personal connection we make with our students – to find out where they’re coming from, where they want to go and how best to get them there.
For more than 20 years LUSH has been driven by innovation and an unwavering commitment to ethical business, we operate under a strict policy of fighting against animal testing and supporting fair trade and community initiatives around the world. As a campaigning company LUSH has lent its 935 shop windows in 51 countries around the world to small grassroots groups and organisations working within the areas of animal rights, human rights and environmental protection. We believe in making effective products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.
Eco Everyday was founded as a social enterprise on the ethos that products do not need to harm the environment. By working in harmony in nature, we can still create the quality required from our consumers, and still contribute to reducing the negative impact on the environment.
Through sustainable business practices we can nurture a relationship between producers and consumers. This results in better prices and decent working conditions that help make better lives for people in need. > Continue reading
Fair Food Forager
We believe we will change the global food system, reduce food miles, food waste and plastic pollution, and grow ethical and sustainable business practice. How? By assisting consumers to make smart choices while highlighting ethical options to support sustainable food. Many smart choices equal big change.
Join the movement and grab our FREE mobile app on Android and iPhone.
Upward Dog offers a curated selection of ethical and sustainable activewear, yoga gear and props. Everything we offer ticks boxes for qualities like source materials, durability, local manufacture, labour rights, and more. We are planning to open a physical shop and studio in 2018 that is aligned with these values for people who are seeking an authentic, open space to move in. The Upward Dog studio will be open to a range of abilities and experience. We will also continue to strengthen our online presence to become the most trusted, service-oriented site for ethical and eco activewear and accessories in Australia.
Mirrogram cleverly uses clothing as platform to create conversation, raise awareness and inspire action. Each design changes in the mirror to say something different and quite literally causes people to ‘stop and reflect’. Customers can also take action, with secret video challenges embedded into our designs! Clothing sales support the work of a range of organisations and social initiatives. If you’re passionate about a good cause, we create custom designs to fundraise for and promote your message.
Inspired is a social enterprise Broadband and Internet service provider. We have Australia wide coverage with unlimited usage on all our plans and are perfect for streaming. At inspired we believe in the power of giving back. We have committed and partnered with Care Australia to provide education to 570 underprivileged children in this financial year and aim to increase that in the coming years. Every house hold has access to internet so why not make your internet provider do good by directly contributing towards welfare and educational programs for those who need it the most. At inspired we believe every one can make a difference and we would like to spread this message and create brand awareness.
Songbird Collection aims to raise awareness of global issues through craft and design. At the heart of Songbird is the desire to enable expression, identity and empowerment through thoughtful, inspired and collaborative design. Together with our global artisan groups, we strive to combine ethical and sustainable practices with strong cultural and traditional values and an intrepid sense of design.
Brandhiro is a forward thinking branding agency that will discover and capture opportunities competitive and emerging markets with powerful creative and clever strategies. Brandhiro will challenge and disrupt traditional industries but most of all it will challenge traditional thinking to gain market edge. From Branding, Packaging, Marketing B2C + B2B, Advertising, Audio + Video Capture/Editing, WordPress Website Development, Search Engine Marketing, Managed Social Media & Digital Content Development, Brandhiro’s full services are now even more inter-connected than ever before!
Slow Living Magazine
Slow Living is a quarterly lifestyle publication that promotes an unhurried ethos and embraces a culture of slowing down to enjoy the good things in life. Being an advocate for both the conscious consumer and the growing Slow movement, it’s a trusted and inspiring resource for a passionate community who wholeheartedly invest in pleasure, leisure and the pursuit of sustainability in everything they do.
Authentic Cultural Experiences
Mosaik Experiences is a social enterprise which aims to inspire a sense of community by immersing people in the rich Latin Culture. We offer unique, authentic, memorable and participative experiences that include the most exotic ingredients of the Latin culture: music, dance, arts & craft, food and language.
Our mission is to create inclusive experiences that use the power of arts and culture to inspire a sense of community and belonging.
Our authentic cultural experiences are perfect to spice up events and celebrations such as private functions (anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, etc), festivals, conferences, fundraising, school formals, as well as team building and other educational, cultural or fun activities.
Penh Lane designs and ethically trades contemporary hand-crafted jewellery, accessories and gifts in partnership with social businesses in Cambodia. Our goal is to introduce high quality Cambodian artisan products to the Australian market, and in doing so, create opportunities for the communities we partner with.
We are a designer and manufacturer of a social cause product, Moeloco. Our name means dream crazy. Its our crazy dream to impact children living in poverty starting with our flip flops. These flip flops leave positive messages in the sand. For every pair we sell we donate a pair of closed in canvas shoes to a child in need so they can attend school and protect their feet.
Yassna’s Pitteria is a small social enterprise with strong believe in feeding people home made and quality foods. We specialise in making finepastriesof PITTA, BUREK, BAKLAVA and more.
For 30 years, Australian Ethical Investment has been busting the myth that investors have to compromise their ethics for returns, or returns for ethics – we achieve both.
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Sacred by Design
Our mission is to provide earth-friendly, socially responsible, lovingly created products.
Shop with meaning for products with meaning.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Ethical Investment Services Pty Ltd
Tradewinds provides you with quality tea and coffee that is a pleasure to drink and directly connects you to the people who have laboured to grow, process and pack it.
Be Bold Consulting
Written by Be Bold Consulting, January 2015.
If you’re a purpose-driven company become a Certified B Corporation to be a leader in your industry. With this holistic certification, you are telling all stakeholders that your business considers people, planet, and profit.
Fair & Just Collective
The Fair and Just Collective partners with artisans across the globe to bring fair trade children’s products to our online store. Our mission is to promote ethical trade practices that empower women and communities. We envisage consumers assisting in eradication of poverty through a more fair and just system that nurtures the Earth and it’s inhabitants. The Fair and Just Collective also offers unique fundraiser opportunities for not-for-profit organisations and other worthy causes in Australia.
Financial planning to achieve your goals
Make smart decisions about your finances, with the help from a Gold Leaf Financial Planner.
No matter what stage of life you’re in, whether you’re saving for your first home or the kids’ education or wanting to plan your retirement, a Gold Leaf Financial Planner can help get you there.
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At Rowville Community Kitchen we are known for work within our local community providing opportunities for everyone to enjoy wholesome food, learn to cook from scratch empowering the disadvantaged to become independent providing for their families and a fun lively environment for the socially isolated. Partnering with SecondBite we reduce food waste, providing fresh and frozen wholesome meals to our local community through community lunches and supporting the disadvantaged until they again become independent.
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Kisaku is an online platform specialising in Modern heritage-infused fashion collections, which are carefully curated from Indonesian artisans. It is a space where traditional hand-woven ikat and batik techniques meet modern styles.
We promote, encourage and empower Indonesian craftspeople to keep the story going. Part of the profit will allow us to up-skill creative talents through our MicroEduLoan and participate in women empowerment programs such as 1000 Batik Girl.
Kisaku is a registered Australian company based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Socielle, a social enterprise dedicated to retailing beautiful fashion, beauty and lifestyle gifts from socially conscious businesses for women with a beautiful heart, mind and soul. Socielle is different in that it has implemented a unique business model called shopfunding that allows shoppers to directly contribute to a cause they are passionate about. We’re passionate about educating others about how business can be a force for good, we do this via our blog and podcast Socielle Stories where we interview socially conscious people all over the world making a difference.
Grace and Able
Grace and Able is a social enterprise that aims to equip and empower the poor and marginalised around the globe through economic opportunities. Using traditional and local crafts and skills, Grace and Able has curated a beautiful collection of handmade jewellery. We design our range in Australia and work closely with our artisans in Uganda to encourage, train and develop their skills and business. Every purchase you make creates a marketplace for our artisans, providing income and purpose for them, their families and their future.
Bhumi Organic Cotton
At Bhumi, we invite you to experience the purity and softness of organic cotton. Our Bedding, Bath & Basics range fuses the worlds of certified organic cotton, fairtrade, contemporary designs and green living.
Brainchild of Sydney Mum Rachel Pines, who is passionate about quality design, comfort, ethical & sustainable products & business practices.
Lounge & Sleep Wear of the highest quality – Fair trade, certified organic cotton, hand screen printed by artisans.
Eco Toys is proud to be the first Toy Store in Australia to sell 100% environmentally friendly toys. And we have spent over seven years researching, learning, travelling and sourcing the best eco toys around the world for you! In fact Eco Toys is still the only toy store in Australia to have a 100% commitment to the planet and to the safety of your children.
Here’s our guarantee:
1. ALL of our toys are made from certified organic, natural, recycled and sustainable (FSC, rubberwood, beech or birch) materials and non-toxic finishes, dyes, lacquers and paints. We also support manufacturers who use recycled packaging & eco based inks as we do so ourselves.
2. We support local designers, handmade toys and ethical manufacturers. In fact we are proud that many of our toys are owned by wonderful Australian companies.
Natura Pacific is a social enterprise providing environmental solutions through consulting and education.
Malaria Mission Teas
Malaria Mission Teas is a social enterprise selling African tea and coffee, where 100% of its profits go towards buying mosquito nets for children in Africa.
CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation with 70 years experience fighting global poverty. CARE is a non-religious and non-political Australian charity, working with a focus on helping women and girls, along with their communities, to provide emergency relief and address the underlying causes of poverty.
Natural Wonders create natural plant-based skin and body care products designed to protect and nourish your whole being. Their products are formulated using exceptional natural ingredients so they feel and smell amazing and above all, work wonders. All without compromising your health or our environment’s health.
For ETHIME, Ethical Fashion is at the core of its mission, it is our vision that Ethical Fashion becomes the only choice. We believe that as a community, whether virtual or in reality, each and every person matters and every effort should be made to respect the environment not as a resource from which to simply take from at will, but to live within it compassionately and with respect.
Simplex Insurance Solutions is a multi award winning general insurance brokerage founded in 2005 on a philosophy of placing clients first. Whether assisting clients to source cover for homes, vehicles, mud brick houses, self sufficient hobby farms, businesses that manufacturers environmentally sustainable building products or design & build energy efficient homes, Simplex treats all clients as equals, researching the most suitable cover for each clients specific needs.
With a wealth of experience and clients located across Australia, Simplex Insurance Solutions are renowned for providing clients with Expert Advice at the RIGHT price.
The Spotted Quoll Studio
The Spotted Quoll Studio specialise in sustainable, Tasmanian design and made fashion, accessories and home wears inspired by our natural surrounds. We create beautiful things with mother nature at the core of what we do, by not only using organic, fair trade, bamboo, silk and eco inks but we also educate consumers on where do your clothes come from, how are they made and are they fair. We donate to many worth while causes but we have a special affiliation with The Tasmanian Devil Appeal.
Mundo Maya brings to you unique and exquisite handcrafts created by indigenous artisans of Latin America. All of our products are hand-made using traditional weaving and beading techniques, and are acquired through ethically-traded practices. By supporting us, you are supporting Latin communities and their potential to flourish artistically and economically. Together we can make the world a fairer (and more colourful!) place.
Transitions Film Festival
The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary festival dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trail-blazing changemakers that are leading the way to a better world.