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War on Waste: Presented by Nim's Goods

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Feeling inspired by #waronwaste? We are! Come along to from some awesome people who are really changing the world.

Nim’s Goods is hosting a War on Waste panel discussion at our new retail space @theworksshowroom in Glebe. It’s an opportunity to meet the people behind the goods we sell, that are great for the the people that buy them, the people that make them and are good for our world.

We’ll put on drinks and canapes – so come and feel inspired and meet up with some awesome like minded people. Let’s do this!

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Nimmity Zappert from Nim’s Goods

Nimmity Zappert is the owner and founder of Nim’s Goods. Nim’s Goods makes it easy for you to find beautiful fair trade and eco-friendly goods from all over the world. Nim loves to travel and while exploring the wonder, like many of us who have travelled she came face to face with many people that were struggling with extreme poverty. Nim also saw how very fragile our world is and how much we need to take care of it. And so, here we are.

Nim’s bio on Twitter says: “Nimmity loves to travel and have adventures. Home is Glebe, Sydney where she can sit in a cafe; hear three different languages; get good coffee and a cold beer.” That pretty much sums it up.

Kim Good from Importants

Kim Good is the owner of Import Ants. Importants supplies Nim’s Goods with ethically handmade elephant dung paper and other eco-friendly products from Sri Lanka. Working with Fair Trade businesses in Sri Lanka means that they give back to the communities they work with. Importants builds long-term relationships with all their suppliers, visiting them yearly and working with them to ensure that they continue to meet Fair Trade standards. This includes paying fair wages, not employing child labour, being environmentally conscious and providing safe and happy working conditions for their employees.

Rosemary Frank from Afribeads

Rosemary is the chairperson of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand and the owner and founder of Afribeads. AfriBeads handmade raffia bowls, recycled paper beads and other items are made by a group of women in Kampala, Uganda called the Afribeads Women’s Association.Since AfriBeads started partnering with the project, the women are now able to feed their children every day with many of the children also attending school. The project has also rented a shop for the women to do their work, the artisans have acquired new equipment and the group has started sewing a range of fashion and homewares.

Barton Walsh from The Elephant Emporium

The Elephant Emporium works with businesses in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. They supply Nim’s Goods with men’s wallets, stubbie holders and bags created from recycled tyres, cement and fish feed bags. By developing sustainable relationships and assisting in the growth of many small businesses, The Elephant Emporium has contributed to the well-being of many families in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Building strong relationships with artisans, the Elephant Emporium works to broaden their understanding of their worker’s needs, hopes and dreams. The Elephant Emporium then imports the results of the creative workmanship, unique and interesting products, to make them available here in Australia.

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