Our focus is clear
SOURCE AND REDISTRIBUTE
Thread Together is the only organisation in Australia whose main mission and focus is to source new and excess clothing from fashion retailers and redistribute items to those in our communities that need it most. In five years we have distributed over $8 million worth of new clothing to people in our community who are vulnerable and in need.
40 Fashion partners | 1,200,000 Items of clothing diverted | OVER 300,000 PEOPLE HELPED
Fresh threads for new beginnings
An increasing number of Australians do not have access to essential clothing. According to the Social Policy Research Centre report of 2016, 2.99 million people (13.3% of the population), are living below the poverty line. We believe that clothing performs a vital role in creating brighter futures for those who need it most.
With the help of our founding corporate and charity partners we continue to achieve our mission to clothe people in need – at no cost to them. Men, women and children that are finding themselves in a tough spot, are welcomed to choose a complete new set of clothes. This is facilitated through our Wardrobe Initiatives and Clothing Hubs.
Fashion with a purpose
There are more than 20 Australian fashion retailers donating excess stock to Thread Together. This has resulted in tonnes of new clothing being diverted from landfill to date. As well as helping us achieve our mission, it has cemented Thread Together as an effective solution for the textile waste problem in Australia.
We are currently supporting the people who are homeless, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, survivors of domestic violence, refugees or long term unemployed. People in need of comfortable clothing to enable them to feel safe and warm, or people seeking clothing for a new job. Thread Together helps ensure those in need receive a tailored service, which reflects the current stage of their personal journey.
How to help ?
The organisation is looking for distribution partners on the ground in fire zones to help receive clothing and distribute it to residents.