How we started
The Beautiful Bunch is a floral-delivery service bringing joy through flowers, and creating jobs for women from refugee backgrounds. We launched during one of Melbourne’s most prolonged lockdowns at the end of 2020. Word quickly spread about our Beautiful Bunches and the dreams they were making possible. Within a matter of weeks, we went from seven to 70 bunches a day.
Who we are
The Beautiful Bunch is the only Victorian not-for-profit (registered charity) working specifically with young women from refugee backgrounds who are experiencing barriers to employment. The work we do is crucial. Being young, female, and from a refugee background means that this group faces some of the most significant challenges to entering the workforce.
The women we work with are over represented among the unemployed and underemployed, and they face significantly greater barriers to finding employment than their male counterparts. The Beautiful Bunch provides a safe, welcoming, supportive and gender-informed work and training environment for young women from refugee backgrounds to work and learn.
Training at Bb*
The Beautiful Bunch’s training program runs for approximately six months. It’s delivered in partnership with support from some of Melbourne’s most talented florists and from an incredible group of mentors. We teach both foundational floristry skills and computer literacy and business administration skills – vital transferable skills that set our trainees up for future success. Our focus is on building creativity, critical thinking, and resilience, alongside technical-skills acquisition. We know that new digital and technology skills, as well as “soft skills” like creativity, collaboration, and emotional intelligence are going to be key to succeed in the future workplace.Discover Our Impact
What we do
What we do
We rise early and head to market to source the freshest, most beautiful, seasonal blooms.
Each day, we rise early and head to market to source the freshest, most beautiful, seasonal blooms. We create one style of bouquet daily and offer same-day delivery across Melbourne.
What we do
We offer training and employment to women from refugee backgrounds.
We are a social enterprise, offering training and employment to women from refugee backgrounds who are experiencing challenges to finding employment.
Our bouquets are made with love by graduates of our training program, showcasing their creativity and passion. Purchasing flowers from us supports our team to attain the confidence, skills, and experience they need to find meaningful employment.
We’re passionate about sustainability and caring for the environment.
We’re passionate about sustainability and caring for the environment. The Beautiful Bunch sources local flowers wherever possible, and we use 100% biodegradable packaging.
We believe in the basic human need for natural beauty and in the importance of the emotional connection that a bunch of beautiful flowers brings.