- Refugees, immigration & multiculturalism
- Stepping Stones
A one-stop shop for organic, natural and vegan skincare products.
Vegan beauty products suit sensitive skins
“Of course it’s good to use ethical products on your body.”
Asha arrived in Australia from Sudan with her mother, brother and sisters in 2003 through the Humanitarian Program for refugees.
Asha completed her secondary education in Australia and then a certificate IV in finance and mortgage brokering. However she found the mortgage brokering business was difficult and decided to change to a career more closely aligned to her values.
Asha is a vegan with sensitive skin, and she knew that there weren’t many products on the market that were ethical and suitable for her skin.
The Stepping Stones program further consolidated her business skills by offering practical experience with business planning and networking, which “continues to offer me support in marketing my products and new ideas”.
Asha created an online vegan makeup range called Binti Essence – binti is Arabic for daughter. Asha is now expanding her range to include aromatic spritzes and handmade candles. None of the products have been tested on animals and all can be purchased online.