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Have you ever considered opening your own vegan shoe store?
A simple way to get started is to buy a franchise licence, which gives you the right to retail Vegan Wares products in your locality. It’s simple and easy because:you don’t need any particular technical expertise in footwear you have instant access to a proven business model the core merchandise is on tap you’re not alone – we are available to support you 6 (business) days a week.
The Vegan Wares franchise system aims to achieve a wider distribution of our products by establishing a network of dedicated vegan retail outlets. There is an element of standardization, to maintain our message of ‘sustainability through durability’ and client recognition, but there is also ample scope for franchisees to vary what is on offer around the core merchandise, and personalize the presentation.
In essence, under our franchise system we provide most of the products, while you work at connecting with your local clientele.
If you are good at marketing and customer service this may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Entry costs – an initial set-up fee; an annual license fee; investment in foundation stock.
Email us for more information with subject heading ‘VW Franchise’: veganw[at]veganwares.com
We’re excited to be taking part in the Fair@Square event for the first time! It will be held at Federation Square, Melbourne on November 30 & December 1.
It’s a free public festival held annually celebrating ethical, sustainable and morally responsible behaviour – in line with what Vegan Wares’ is all about.
Come along to the festival next weekend and make sure you drop by our stall where you will find cruelty-free, ethical and sustainable products such as: shoes, belts, brooches, FYE sneakers, wallets, purses, guitar straps and bags. Just in time for Christmas!
With the federal election coming up here in Australia we thought we’d do a short blog about the Animal Justice Party.
The AJP was formed a couple of years ago to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves in Australian parliament. Their vision is:
A planet on which animals are treated with respect, dignity, compassion and kindness, where they are able to flourish in their respective environments, and where their unique needs and capabilities are recognized and their interests are protected.
The Animal Justice Party seeks to restore the balance between humankind, the animal kingdom and the natural world. For more information on their policies and how they will achieve their goals to help the animals whether they are considered, wildlife, farmed or domesticated refer to heir website: www.animaljusticeparty.org
Pictured is Bruce Poon, lead candidate for the Senate in Victoria.
As Vegan Wares is one of the major sponsors of Dr Melanie Joy’s tour of Australia and New Zealand we’re excited about Dr Joy coming to our shores in a couple of weeks time. And if you’d like to meet her we’re hosting a book signing opportunity at our Collingwood store, 11am on Monday August 19. Please come along! For more info see our press release below.
<MEDIA RELEASE> August 2, 2013
Longstanding Collingwood business Vegan Wares, makers of high-quality shoes, boots and accessories, is thrilled to be hosting a book signing event with Dr Melanie Joy, best selling author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” at our store: 78 Smith Street, Collingwood, 11am on Monday August 19.
Dr Melanie Joy, a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology, is touring Australia and New Zealand this August giving presentations on carnism.
“Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism; “carn” means “flesh” or “of the flesh” and “ism” denotes a belief system. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all…” www.carnism.org
Through her presentations Dr Joy has inspired change in individuals across the world towards compassionate living. Vegan Wares’ philosophy is very much in line with Dr Joy’s as we believe in the sanctity of life. That is why we design and manufacture high-quality shoes, boots and accessories that are ecologically responsible and free from any animal products.
The team at Vegan Wares looks forward to seeing you at the book signing and we hope many more people start making compassionate choices motivated through attending Dr Joy’s presentations. Tickets for the presentations can be purchased from: www.janegoodall.org.au
Jamie is a 36 y.o. chimpanzee living in the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, Washington USA – a caring place for chimpanzees formerly exploited then discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries. Jamie is incredibly intelligent, enjoys playing with toys and other objects, and is known for creating imaginative projects keeping herself rather busy.
By now you’re probably asking why are we talking about Jamie on a Vegan Wares blog? Well she happens to be one of our favourite MTO customers!
Jamie LOVES boots and a couple of years ago CSNW contacted Vegan Wares hoping we could make some up for her. So we did! We made her a pair of green boots, specifically for Jamie’s feet, using our microfibre materials and our expert shoe makers.
We loved making her the boots and were extremely happy to see her wearing and playing with them! We’ll be making her another pair soon, so we’ll share more pics with you when that happens. 🙂
To find out more about the life and times of Jamie here is her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JamieChimpanzee