ABOUT THREAD TOGETHER
From those who have too much, to those who have too little
Thread Together was founded in 2012, based on the simple idea to donate rather than dispose of unsold clothing.
Our founder, Andie Halas, saw the potential for unsold new clothing to be given to people in need, whilst also protecting the environment by saving these items from landfill.
Today, Thread Together clothes thousands of people across the country every week.
To achieve this, we partner with hundreds of fashion brands, a network of charities & social service agencies, and thousands of volunteers.
We are unique in that we keep clothing in circulation and we are recognised by the Fashion Industry as the most ethical solution to fashion excess.
working together to create changE
Fashion brands donate new clothing
Volunteers help sort and fulfil orders
Charities connect us with people in need
Clothing is kept in circulation
Get to know us
Get to know us and learn more about what we do here at Thread Together with Andie Halas, the founder who started it all back in 2012!
TWO PROBLEMS, ONE SOLUTION
CLOTHING GOING TO LANDFILL
The Fashion Industry is one of the largest polluting industries in the world. What’s more, in addition to the impact of clothing production on the environment, around one third of all new clothing is not sold and ends up being sent to landfill or incinerated.
ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL CLOTHING
Clothing is a basic human right. Sadly, in Australia, more than 3.5 million people do not have access to essential clothing. This equates to one in eight adults and one in six children.
IT ALL STARTS WITH A THREAD
Thread Together collects brand new unsold clothing from all around the country, saving it from landfill. We partner with charities and social service agencies to distribute it to people doing it tough.
We believe that people in need deserve the dignity and choice of new clothing, without judgement.
How we get clothing to PEOPLE IN NEED
All clothing is given at no cost to people in need with the help of our network of charities and social service agencies.
This is made possible with the help of our supporters and fashion partners, together with our corporate and community volunteers.
Founded by Andie Halas and incubated inside Seafolly’s warehouse
Registers as a Public Benevolent Institute and NFP with ACNC
Obtains DGR status and secures SFG as foundational fashion donor
Moves out of Seafolly and into 20ft shipping container
Onboards 50th charity partner
Toll comes onboard as fulfilment partner
Onboards 25th fashion partner
Opens first Clothing Hub at The Addison in Kensington
Clothes 100,00 people and saves 1 million items from landfill
Launches Online Wardrobe for charity partners to access clothing
Goodman becomes first foundational supporter
Launches first of its kind – a Mobile Wardrobe service in South Australia
Minister for Environment, Josh Frydenberg opens first Clothing Hub in ACT
Establishes partnership with THE ICONIC
Commonwealth Bank becomes a foundational supporter
Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink opens Clothing Hub in South Australia
Endorsed by i=change as a nominated project
Recognised as first responder to natural disasters
Launches fleet of Mobile Wardrobes in NSW
Onboards 500th charity partner
Afterpay becomes foundational supporter
Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, opens 2nd Clothing Hub in Sydney
Partners with 500th fashion brand
Governor Margaret Beazely opens new fulfilment centre in Banksmeadow
Opens first Clothing Hub in Ballarat, Victoria
Launches first Mobile Wardrobe in Melbourne
Opens Clothing Hub in Hobart, Tasmania