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Welcome Merchant's Refugee-Powered Pop-Up Market

Welcome Merchant's first ever pop-up market is bringing together refugee entrepreneurs and the wider Sydney community to celebrate Harmony Week.
By Elyse Genrich
March 17, 2022
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By Elyse Genrich
March 17, 2022
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Harmony Week is almost here for 2022 — and, come Sunday, March 20, Welcome Merchant is celebrating. From 10am–3pm, the not-for-profit organisation is bringing together refugee entrepreneurs and Sydney shoppers for its first-ever pop-up market.

Taking place at Tortuga Studios in St Peters, the market will feature a wide variety of goods made by Welcome Merchants' network of refugees and asylum-seekers. Vendors will be selling African-origin art, Malaysian and Palestinian food, and other wares — so you could leave with a full stomach, something for your wall and something to wear.

In addition to Harmony Week, the event is also celebrating Welcome Merchant's second birthday. The organisation's goal is to promote refugee and asylum-seeking entrepreneurs, as well as facilitate their connections within the broader Australian community.

Tickets are $5, and $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to Newtown's Asylum Seekers Centre, which provides aid to people seeking asylum. Attendees can buy tickets online beforehand, or at the door.

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