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Since 2015, Songbird has grown to support and employ nine artisans in Thailand. Songbird’s partnership with a local community development organisation, Mirror Foundation, provides translation and support services to the team of artisans, their families and the local community. As a result, a purchase from Songbird’s core range sustains an artisan’s work and contributes to the livelihoods of the entire village community where production is based.
Fair Trade standards are practiced across the Songbird business, providing the women with a stable and fair income; safe working conditions and flexible work arrangements to accommodate their family responsibilities.
Songbirds are stocked in over 70 stores across every Australian state and territory — you can find them in zoos, museums, botanical gardens, boutique gift stores and more. If you’re looking for a stockist, click here.
Since 2016, Songbird has donated over $10,000 to birdlife conservation projects throughout Australia, predominantly through Birdlife Australia. The diversity of the Songbird range is designed to engage communities and remind them of the beauty of Australia’s native birdlife, creating a platform to learn more about the challenges native birds are facing.
In 2020, Songbird is looking to impact the community even further, introducing an Artisan Community Fund to support the education of the artisans’ children and families. The fund will draw from sales of the original range of Asian Songbirds as they make a return. This also marks an expansion as Songbird looks to celebrate birdlife all over the world.