MEDIA FACT SHEET
Thread Together was founded in 2012 by Andie Halas.
Thread Together is run by CEO Anthony Chesler.
Thread Together is a world first organisation and is increasingly recognised as the most ethical solution to managing the issue of surplus end of line stock.
Our service solves two problems – protecting the planet by saving clothing from landfill and helping vulnerable people, restoring dignity and choice by giving them access to new clothing.
Thread Together is a national organisation that distributes via four simple methods
Fleet of mobile wardrobes
- 1 in Sydney
- 1 in Wagga Wagga, NSW
- 1 in Lismore, NSW
- 1 in Melbourne
- 1 in Brisbane
- 2 in Adelaide
- 1 in Perth
- 1 in Hobart
Clothing Hubs offering an authentic retail experience
- Sydney Metro
- Moruya, NSW
- Eden, NSW
- Phillip, Canberra
- Indooroopilly, Brisbane
- Ballarat, Victoria
We send out orders nationwide from our Banksmeadow Fulfilment Centre, to over 700 charities and social service partners.
WARDROBE & CAPSULE SERVICE
We are expanding our network of permanent wardrobes within crisis accommodation centres.
13.4 % of Australians are living below the poverty line, equating to around 3.2 million Australians.
1 in 8 Australian adults and 1 in 6 Australian children do not have access to adequate essential clothing, which we believe is a basic human right.
A wardrobe of clothing consists of around 20-35 items, depending on the circumstances of the individual.
It costs $5 to provide a complete wardrobe of clothing & accessories to one person
We are supporting around 2,500 individuals with clothing every week
1,000+ Fashion partners donating clothing and providing other support
We partner with 700+ Charities and Social Service agencies nationwide
15-20 volunteers a day, up to 6 days a week helping to sort, pick & pack orders
SUPPORTERS AND FINANCIAL PARTNERS INCLUDE
Thread Together is the most ethical response to excess fashion waste in Australia
30% of fashion manufactured is unsold and is either disposed of in landfill or incinerated
We divert 700+ tonnes of new fashion from landfill each year – over 5.5m pieces so far
Thread Together receives no government funding, our organisation is built on the fashion donors, financial supporters, charity and social service agencies, and volunteers who all play a vital role in helping us to do the work we do.
Having fashion brands support Thread Together with funds is essential to fulfilling our services to the vulnerable communities.
We also rely on corporate teams and groups of volunteers who help at our warehouse to enable us to distribute fashion clothing as quickly as possible.
SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND CAUSES WE SUPPORT
New arrivals to our country seeking refuge
People experiencing homelessness
Youth at risk
Survivors of domestic violence
People returning to the community from incarceration
People impacted by drought, bushfires and floods
Those affected by the pandemic
Long term unemployed
People experiencing mental health crises
People with physical or intellectual disabilities
Rural, regional, remote communities
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