About By Indeko
By Indeko is a brand with a difference
We’re a socially conscious company that provides employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities through product design and development, warehousing and logistics.
We believe that tapping into the creativity of those with differing abilities can lead to self-confidence, increased independence, and greater social and economic participation.
As an organisation that offers pathways to employment for those with a disability, any income generated from product sales is directed back into the organisation in order to deliver on our social mission. Ultimately, we want to continue to produce and sell quality handmade products that help empower our people, and provide our customers with unique pieces that tell amazing human stories and reflect community diversity.
More about our Model:
Research conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW, 2019) indicates that there continues to be a critical need to provide alternative employment and training pathways for people with a disability. Currently, people with a disability experience lower rates of labour force participation and employment, and higher rates of unemployment, compared to those without a disability.
People from our community face complex barriers to social inclusion and skills development. The By Indeko model aims to effectively deal with these issues by:
- Providing meaningful employment opportunities
- Growing new skill sets, tailored to alternative learning styles
- Proudly showcasing the work of people within our community
We focus on supporting assisted employees to succeed in the workforce by creating employment opportunities that offer tasks with more complexity, variety and industry experience.
60% of our activities go into designing, and producing handmade products. This provides assisted employees a chance to express themselves through art, develop new skills and build their confidence.
40% of our work goes towards manual elements of the production and distribution process, such as assembly, packing and despatching orders to ecommerce customers. We have partnered with like-minded organisations to create more employment opportunities in this space. To find out more go to By Indeko Collective.
To achieve this model, we work in partnership with the following specialist organisations:
- Monte Lupo