Buffed - The best Shoe Shine in Brisbane and Australia's first social franchise.
Buffed is a network of shoe shine stands across Australia and Australia’s first social franchise. Founded by the Wise Foundation in 2011, Buffed creates real business opportunities for people whose employment outlook is limited - such as the long term unemployed or underemployed. We offer opportunities for these people to secure their futures through small business ownership - the shoe shine stand.
Launched in Brisbane in November 2011 by founding partners, the Wise Foundation, Bank of Queensland, University of Queensland Business School and The Body Shop, Buffed has seven stands currently operating in the Brisbane CBD and three stands in Melbourne with plans for a national rollout in 2013.