Buffed is a social enterprise that launched in Brisbane in 2011.
Buffed brings the classic art of professional shoe shine and leather care to the convenience of inner-city locations and airport hubs. The core business of Buffed revolves around permanent locations, which provide opportunities for refugees, asylum seekers and marginalised Australians to run their own micro business. Buffed services include "in seat", "drop off", "in office" shoe care and services at conferences and events.
Buffed runs a growing network of sites throughout Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
To date, Buffed has provided micro-business opportunities for 35 individuals who have faced barriers to employment.