Global Sisters core value of “Business Done Differently” means that we champion good business, both as an organisation ourselves and as an organisation that supports women-owned businesses. We believe in business that is:
The Marketplace by Global Sisters is Australia’s first online marketplace for women’s businesses, and includes products, services and experiences. We aim to highlight the brands that have taken steps to do good business. To help consumers purchase from brands that align with their values, we have created four values that we encourage sellers to adhere to.
1. Women led
Business; supporting women’s financial independence.
The business sources with care, has a transparent and environmentally conscious supply chain, produces with a reduced environmental impact, recycled/ upcycled and uses natural, sustainable materials.
3. Kind to animals:
Brands that use cruelty-free production methods and ingredients that do not harm animals. Product made using non-animal alternatives or methods associated with good animal welfare.
4. Community minded:
The business provides “decent work” (UN Sustainable Development Goal 8) for both the founder and those they employ. The business upholds the welfare and fair working conditions of their workers and those in their supply chain. The business is committed to engaging and supporting the communities their business exists to serve.
All the businesses on the Marketplace are encouraged to progress towards all four of these Good Business values. We celebrate and focus marketing efforts on businesses that are living these values.
Global Sisters is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and the Sustainable Development Goal 8 : Decent Work & Economic Growth, which are mapped to our Social Impact indicators. Through our program Roadmap we actively encourage Sisters to take time to incubate their business and grow slowly and sustainably. We intentionally push back against the cult of speed in the entrepreneurial and start-back sector that leads to profit and growth at human and environmental cost.
Every shop owner or seller on The Marketplace identifies their brand against these attributes: