• Sarah on 'The Employables'. (SBS)Source: SBS
Business idea: a sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly Australian fashion label
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13 Aug 2018 - 12:53 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2018 - 10:45 AM

Sarah is a 32-year-old single mum of a four-year-old. After leaving home at 15, she completed year 10 and studied fashion. With the birth of her son in 2013, her ambitions stalled and the competing demands of child care as a sole parent made it impossible to get back into the workforce. Things then started to spiral downwards very quickly.

“When I had my little boy I couldn’t go back to work so I was a bit stuck,” she says. “Last year I became homeless. We went into a refuge and then I found myself really in the system”.

Sarah wants to prove to other single mums and her son that anything is possible so she’s developed a business idea for a sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly Australian fashion label. 

Where is she now?

Sarah was chosen in the final six and became an integral part in developing the business idea around Street Mobility alongside Lazarus and Eve.

Sarah says that life post The Employables has mostly changed in her way of thinking and mindset. “Being positive and confident changes everything," she says. "Having the support network and connections I have now since doing the show has given me the tools and resources to keep moving forward and go from strength to strength. I’m not at my end goal yet but I’m absolutely loving the journey of getting there."

Sarah is currently working with “Home Care Hero’s” and doing some TV extra’s work whilst raising the capital needed to start her own business, “Imagine”, the ethical eco-friendly T-shirt fashion label idea that she originally took to The Employables.

“What’s next?" she says. "Everything! First and foremost it’s being the best Mum I can be and providing a secure and happy life for my son. I’ve found a healthy balance in life so am taking it all in my stride, absolutely loving life and having fun making my dreams comes true."