$ 25 = helps Dress for Success Sydney provide a Kick Start Pack: an Employment Resource Kit, support & guidance to help women get back into the workforce and becoming financially independent.
$ 50 = helps Greening Australia to plant enough trees and shrubs to store 1 tonne of carbon dioxide. They are aiming to restore 330,000 hectares of native trees by 2030 to reduce atmospheric carbon pollution.
$ 1 = buys $6 worth of supplies. Foodbank acts as an conduit between the food and grocery sector, the general public and the people in desperate need of these items. They are playing a crucial role in the current unprecedented bushfire crisis.
IN STORE INITIATIVES
We have made sure from Day 1 that our belief of giving back has been woven into every part of shopping at The Nowhere Nation. Since March 2018 when we opened our boutique, we have donated $1 from every item purchased in-store to Dress For Success Sydney, which as we stated above supports women to get back into the workforce and become finically independent.
In June 2020, we decided that we needed to do more, especially in light of the continued injustices faced by BIPOC. We upped our donation of $1 from every item purchased in-store to $3 and split it equally between Dress For Success Sydney, The Healing Foundation and The National Justice Project.
What do these organisations do?
Dress for Success Sydney is "a registered charity that improves the employability of cis and trans women and non-binary people comfortable in women’s spaces who are in need in NSW. This is achieved by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency."
The Healing Foundation is "a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Their work helps people create a different future. They work with communities to create a place of safety, providing an environment for Stolen Generations survivors and their families to speak for themselves, tell their own stories and be in charge of their own healing."
The National Justice Project "advocates for the development of law and a justice system which is fair, just and equitable, taking on the most challenging cases that will advance human rights. (They work) with some of Australia’s most vulnerable people and communities, providing legal support to people who struggle to access justice."
In addition to in June 2020, we donated 10% of sales to Change The Record, Australia’s only national Aboriginal led justice coalition of legal, health and family violence prevention experts with a mission to end the incarceration of, and family violence against, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
"At the centre of this brand are the people. People who hail from different all parts of the globe. From the designers to the artisans to the PR reps and our clients themselves, knowing that we are all somehow connected by The Nowhere Nation is a pretty amazing thought. When we think of this a metaphor for the greater world around us, it demonstrates how we as human beings are all connected.
It is my ultimate goal to find a way to shift the experience of shopping into an act of kindness. When we are in such a great position to make an impact on other's lives, we have to take advantage of it."
Nikki Holloway - Founder