Meet Our Legendary World Changing Founders
Meet Shenoa - Co-Founder
Have you ever felt like your life is missing purpose? Do you feel like you need something more than a Groundhog Day way of life? For a very long time I’d wanted to do a volunteer holiday – see another country and culture, at the same time as contributing to the community I would be staying in. But – as they do – day-to-day life, finances, family, relationships etc got in the way. I was lucky enough to finally get the opportunity to fulfill that dream in December 2013 when I traveled to Cambodia and volunteered in a small orphanage. This experience gave me the motivation to get serious about Collective One.
We can only do so much and not everyone has the time or money to go on volunteer trips to personally assist those in need. We still have to work to provide for ourselves and our families, we can’t do everything right? Sometimes it all feels a little helpless – or so I thought! This is where the concept of Collective One was born. Collective One gives everyday people the opportunity to make a small purchase that also helps someone in need. A purchase with meaning. For every candle sold from our Harmony Collection range, $5 is donated to one of three children’s rights charities, chosen by you. It may sound cliche, but it’s true – together, we can make a difference.
Meet Casey - Co-Founder
Growing up, I remember questioning everything. My mother held very liberal feminist ideologies, so from early on I knew social, political and economic equality for women was very important and one thing I knew was there was nothing I couldn’t do because I was a girl. After years of travelling and seeing first-hand what poverty in a developing country looked like, and trying to make sense of how our social systems could be so different, I came back to Australia and completed an undergraduate degree in Social Work & Sociology and postgraduate studies in Community & Development Work. I am currently completing a Masters of Social Work.
Collective One’s concept evolved from my passion for social justice; with social responsibility core at everything we do, we will work with grassroots organisations that are already making an impact in communities. At Collective One, we believe that regardless of gender, socio-economic status or race, everyone has a right to equal opportunities, and with your support through ethical consumerism, we will positively impact children’s lives, one purchase at a time.