About Aware

Aware...the social design project believes Fair Trade and sustainable living can change the world. This business is designed to be both an advocate for and to showcase products that are Fair Trade and sustainable. Below are examples of our advocacy services:

Mentoring and Advice 

30 minutes  Free
To help others become part of the Fair Trade movement and assist businesses with developing a Triple Bottom Line business approach. It is an honour and privilege to help others. Meet up with Yvie (Founder and Owner) for a coffee and feel free to pick her brain.

Guest Speaking 

30 minutes  Free
Yvie the business founder is passionate about Fair Trade and will speak at events for free. These talks are not at any-point sales related, they are purely designed for advocacy and increasing awareness of Fair Trade.

Pop Up Market and Ethical Styling Talk

1 hour  Free
Let us bring a Fair Trade market to you. During the event as you try on outfits and show your friends, Yvie tells you the story about #whomadeyourclothes and why #FairTrade matters.

Frankensteining Class

1 hour  $50 per hour maximum 5 people
An up-cycling class, using just a needle and thread, some scissors and imagination. No sewing experience needed. A beginners class or just a class to get easy up-cycling hacks. Group of five or less. Classes are held at the AWEAR studio located in Belmont NSW. 

Our in-house label is 'Awear..social re-design'. This range is devoted to the preservation of traditional artisan methods of fashion such as hand loomed fabrics and hand embroidery.

This is our production team in Lucknow India (AIF). We have been committed to this production unit for over 5 years. We love them!


Anyone we choose to support online or in store must follow the 'World Fair Trade Organisations' 10 principles of Fair Trade:

  1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Fair Trading Practices
  4. Payment of a Fair Price
  5. Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
  6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
  7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
  8. Providing Capacity Building
  9. Promoting Fair Trade
  10. Respect for the Environment

We are a member of 'Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand'. We are actively involved with the 'Fair Trade NSW Networking Group' and facilitate the 'Fair Trade Newcastle/Hunter/Lake Macquarie'  network group. 

We have been in business now for over 8 years and it's been an amazing journey. We started with one rack of clothes and a few Up-cycled handbags. Now we have our own label that is wholesaled, this web site and a concept shop at "Belmont Citi Center"( Opposite the Cafe and Coles), 41-42 Macquarie Street, Belmont NSW.

For the last 8 years we have been doing markets, while also at the end of each year popping up in brick and mortar shops, as a collaboration with other Australian Fair Traders. The fist pop up began in Sydney with The Fair Trade Emporium along side OXFAM . Then we grouped with other  local Fair Traders (from the Central Coast all the way to Newcastle) to collaborate in The Fair Trade Hub.  My new shop has gone into our last pop - up location.



If you have any questions please contact us at aware.sdproject@gmail.com  or  via Facebook  by clicking on the link below:

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