Social Enterprise Name: The Karma Collective
Contact: Audrey Martin, Founder
What is The Karma Collective all about?
We are all about making the world a better place each and every day. Whether it’s as something as simple as brightening up someones day with a smile, we believe that everyone can positively impact our world.
Our goal is to put out good karma everyday – and collectively, significantly impact our world for the better. We want to do this by having a product offering that people love, that will also make a meaningful difference in the world.
We currently sell scented soy wax candles and we donate $4.00 from each sale to one of our three charity partners who are Save the Children, Breast Cancer Network Australia and World Animal Protection.
Our hope is that as we grow, we will be able to employ and provide people from vulnerable communities with a steady income through teaching them to make products to sell.
How long have you been operating?
We launched in November 2016
Where did the idea start?
Audrey started The Karma Collective while she was working full time in marketing. She initially started the brand as a way to give back to the community. It was intended to be a side gig that she could manage while working.
Thanks to the support of her family, friends and customers, it has now grown to be her full time focus.
How do TOWNHALL Citizens or visitors get involved? Are you open to collaboration – if so, what kind?
If anyone has skills in working with people from vulnerable communities or has any advice/experience in sourcing products in an ethical way from developing countries, we’d love to hear from you.
We also do lots of markets (mostly in Melbourne) so if you ever want to join us let us know!
Lastly, we aim to organise 2 events per year that will have a positive impact on a local community. We are currently organising a beach clean up in Spring 2018. Keep an eye out on our events page – the more the merrier so everyone is welcome!
Do you have any success stories?
Since launching in November 2016, we have donated over $16,000 to our charity partners. All of them do amazing work so we are proud to support them.
What’s the overall vision for The Karma Collective?
The overall vision is to have a business/community that generates goodness in everything we do.
We want to ensure that anyone who works with us feels valued, loved and respected.
We want to ensure that people always enjoy the products we provide to them and that they also make a meaningful difference to the world in some way.