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Recycling & Charities

Our Commitment To Not Trash The Planet

Recyling/Upcyling

Most of our sales and marketing efforts involve the distribution of product samples. Over a year this can amount to a considerable quantity of material, both fabric and board. Our practice is to use and re-use packaging board and to encourage clients to find charitable applications for unwanted fabric samples, just like we have.

We also ensure all spent paper used in dye sublimation printing is recycled – and even the cardboard tubes the paper is supplied on are recovered wherever practicable. Spent tissue paper is passed on to florists to be recycled as wrapping paper, or is pulped for re-use.

We work with local kindergartens, churches and aged care facilities providing textile resources for craft, as well as create artwork, cushions, bags and scarves for charity auctions and raffles.

Here are some of the charities we consistently donate to…

charity partner

Darwin Community Arts

Darwin Community Arts organises free weekly sewing and textile craft events, known as Our Common Threads, for women of diverse cultures and abilities. A diverse range of women attend, from refugees and new immigrants to those in the first few years of resettlement and from numeracy and literacy programs.  

We send bundles of fabric so that they have plenty of material for their sewing classes and it is truly wonderful to see how they are repurposed into clothes and soft furnishings. Read the full story here.

The Beauty Bank, charity

The Beauty Bank

The Beauty Bank offers ‘Life’s Little Luxuries’ gift bags filled with toiletry, hygiene and small gift items to women, men and older teens who have left a place of domestic violence or other hardship situation.  They believe that self-care leads to self-esteem and a feeling of not being alone when life is not going as hoped.

We provide fabric offcuts for the handmade gift bags which are kept and re-used.

Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags is about making bags, diverting waste, starting conversations, connecting with each other, fostering sustainable behaviour, and having fun. We send our fabric remnants to make beautiful re-usable bags!

charity partner

Care2Cure Brain Cancer Research Foundation

Gary Price (left) and Phil Reynolds receiving plaques from Suzanne Pepinis-Brisimis at our Design Studio in Alexandria. In recognition of a donation-in-kind to Care2Cure.

Habitat For Humanity charity


Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity help low-income families achieve the dream of building and owning their own homes through a clever ‘sweat equity’ program. We help them by donating textiles, specifically drapery, for home building projects.

Hunter Express collaborate with us on this and generously give the freight aspect free of charge.