According to the Australian Network on Disability, there are 2.1 million Australians of working age who are living with a disability. Of these, just under half were employed (47.8 percent), compared with 80.3 percent of people without a disability. If you find that figure disheartening, you aren’t alone. This was the statistic that compelled Chloe Fischart to establish By Indeko in 2019. Through a partnership with Monte Lupo Art Studio, By Indeko produces unique handmade polymer clay and ceramic earrings whilst also providing employment opportunities and training to people living with a disability.
At present, By Indeko’s range includes some eye-catching earrings including our personal favourites, the rainbow-esque Emma polymer creations, as well as some fun hair accessories such as scrunchies and statement clips. More importantly, By Indeko tells amazing human stories and provides a solution to labour-force participation and skill-development barriers by tailoring its on-the-job training to suit alternative learning styles. By Indeko proudly showcases the work of people living with a disability within our community and any income generated from sales is directed back into the organisation to continue the brand’s social mission – and we think that’s something to feel pretty chuffed about. Shop the By Indeko range here and kick back and wait for the compliments to roll in thick and fast.