Change Merchants aims to bring a range of high quality, fair trade products to customers who value quality, great design, and ethical principles.
For us, this is a fairly simple concept. It means that artisans are paid a fair, living wage, and that they aim to create as little environmental impact as possible.
We support disadvantaged individuals and communities by helping them to access a global market. This could be a cooperative of local weavers making beautiful scarves, or a project set up by a charitable group that trains people to make high quality silver jewellery; thereby giving them a valuable skill and an income through stable work. To read more about our ever-expanding artisan partners, see our Artisans and Partners page.
We source beautiful products from all over the world, carrying the hopes, dreams and stories of those who made them, and deliver them to your door. The best part is that by shopping with Change Merchants, you’ll never need to sacrifice quality or style to support a good cause.
Change Merchants is an ethical business. We’re part of a growing Australian Fair Trade market, and we aim to make the purchase of Fair Trade and ethical goods convenient and fun. We believe that for every purchase, there is an ethical, high quality option, and it’s our goal to find those options and bring them to you!
Change Merchant’s artisan partners benefit through access to a wider and more sustainable customer base. By increasing demand for fair trade products, we and our customers become part of a global movement towards fairer pay and help our partners by enabling them to hire even more people who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed, and to lift their families, and communities, out of poverty.
Change Merchants is a young business. We’ve started with a small range initially, but with grand plans in the wings. We are looking to expand our range over the next twelve months and are excited to have our customers along for the journey. Sign up to our newsletter, blog and social media and get as excited as we do every time we find a new partner and bring another unique, beautiful product to our Australian customers.