WELCOME TO WABI SABI CREATIONS!
Wabi Sabi Creations is a brand new Compass social enterprise, which opened in August 2021! Located in the heart of Nambour at C-Square, Wabi Sabi Creations sells hand-crafted pieces made with Love by many of the people with disabilities that attend one of our many Compass Campuses.
This store was born out of a vision to do two things. The first is to showcase to the world the incredible talents that people with disabilities have. In addition to our core learning and development curricula, each of the Compass Campuses offers creative programs that allow our Trainees to explore and express their unique talents.
Wabi Sabi Creations offers a fit-for-purpose outlet where these unique and beautiful pieces can be showcased and sold to the public, with all proceeds going back into Compass to further support our programs. And we are constantly blown away by the beauty of the products that are created – from jewellery to pottery, chopping boards, hampers, paintings, ceramics and more!
MEANINGFUL VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The second vision is to offer meaningful vocational opportunities for people with disabilities looking for real-world retail and customer service experience.
Wabi Sabi creations offers traineeships for people with disabilities in a supported environment, covering all essential retail skills from store set-up, to pricing, tagging, stock take, point of sale and customer services skills. For our Trainees, the opportunity to learn these skills and serve the community is a dream come true.
We hope to see you in our store soon!
SO WHAT DOES ‘WABI SABI’ MEAN?
Wabi Sabi (‘wahbee – sahbee’) is a Japanese concept that encourages us to find beauty in every aspect of imperfection in nature.
It is a beautiful way to describe what is natural and pure and to acknowledge the exquisite nature of any substance or being in its most natural, raw and inherently imperfect form.
It is in this essence that our products have been brought to life.
The majority of our products are hand crafted by local people with disabilities, who attend one of the many Compass Institute Campuses. They are made with absolute love and care and a desire to give back to the community.
The money you spend at Wabi Sabi goes directly to assisting Compass in its overall goal of providing further education, skills based training and vocational pathways for people with disabilities, right here in your local community.
Wabi Sabi provides a wonderful opportunity for the people of Compass to learn to work both with and for you… we thank you for your generous support!