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- Yas Grigaliunas joins the Small Business Banter podcast to talk about starting World’s Largest Garage Sale and then morphing it with shareholders into the world-changing Circonomy.
- Yas also took the stage at TEDxBrisbane to share her personal journey as a founder. “I kept it ‘real reel’….to inspire other founders to embrace the tragedy & the trauma along the way, knowing that we can triumph.”
- Yas Grigaliunas of Coralus Venture Circonomy spoke to 7NEWS Australia about sustainable and affordable Christmas gifts on offer at Circonomy.
- Gifts from Indigiearth, Pleasant State, and Venture Semi-Finalist Chocolate on Purpose were featured in SmartCompany’s ethical shopping guide for Christmas.
- Sisters Sage, Ay Lelum, and Totem Design House were included in a list of 15 gift ideas from Indigenous-owned brands across Canada alongside Activators Cheekbone Beauty and Yukon Soaps.
- Sisters Sage will be present at a free Holiday Pop-Up in Vancouver happening on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.
- Erin Brillon of Totem Design House celebrated the grand opening of the Kwigwatsi Studio – Totem Design House on Saturday, Nov. 19 – a milestone three years in the making with her partner Andy Everson.
- Aki Kaltenbach of Save da Sea was featured by the Globe & Mail to discuss her company’s growth, tripling revenues in Canada, and their upcoming US launch into a “white-market space”.
- Anong Beam of Beam Paints will be speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Midland Cultural Centre Gallery of Indigenous Art about her paint-making process, her art journey & her current works on display at the MCC Gallery of Indigenous Art.
- Ay Lelum was highlighted in a piece from Vogue on 11 Designers to Know From Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, which noted that the label is focused on revitalizing traditional Coast Salish art and design.
- The Discourse highlighted Ay Lelum’s upcoming pop-up Christmas market on Dec. 10 and 11 at their newly opened studio and culture centre, as well as 5 seasonally spectacular Indigenous businesses around Nanaimo.
- Ocean Legacy Foundation was part of an effort to move 2,409 tires off the islet near Nelson Island over the course of two days last month.
- CANN Forecast was announced as a Beta winner (tech startups with a working prototype) in Microsoft Canada’s Cooperathon in partnership with Desjardin.
- Kiri Nathan was featured in a video from New Zealand Chinese Language Week discussing her Chinese language learning journey.
- Sarah Balle of Supie spoke to NZ Herald about her business and the Executive MBA that acted as the jumping off point to begin the “Netflix of grocery shopping”.
- Michele Wilson of AWWA period care talks to Radio New Zealand about making the subject of menstruation less scary for parents and their children to talk about.
- Michele Wilson of AWWA period care was also interviewed by Business Desk in what she described as: “one of my fave interviews because it focuses on my why, my purpose which is to do my part in redesigning periods and business in Aotearoa!”
- Better Packaging Co. was announced as the winner of the 2022 Innovocean Plastic Spotlight Award, presented by Zip Water.
- Knitwear Mist from Clothes Doctor was included in a list from Evening Standard on the best fabric freshener sprays to give your clothes a hit of freshness.
- Fat Macy’s has launched a crowdfunding campaign in support of their Milestone Programme, which allows people living in temporary accommodation the opportunity to apply for a housing deposit grant at the end of their 200 hours.
- City to Sea was included in a list of a hundred UK companies switching to a four-day working week with no pay cut.