Thread Together – Driving Social and Environmental Change
About Thread Together
From those that 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. Founder, Andi Halas, saw the potential for unsold new clothing to be given to people in need, whilst protecting the environment by saving these items from landfill.
Today, Thread Together clothes thousands of people across the country every week.
Access to adequate clothing is recognised as a basic human right. Right now, there are 3.4 million Australians who are missing out on this human right. They don’t have access to a warm jumper, comfortable shoes, shorts and tees for the warmer weather or even a clean pair of underwear. Thread Together is changing that.
Thread Together is providing new wardrobes to those who need it most: those fleeing domestic violence, those in emergency accommodation, fleeing bushfires, refugees, youth at risk, the unemployed, and many, many more.
To achieve this, Thread Together partner with hundreds of fashion brands, a network of charities & social service agencies, and thousands of volunteers. They are unique in that they keep clothing in circulation and they 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 THREAD TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE IN NEED
CLOTHING IS KEPT IN CIRCULATION
WAYS TO VOLUNTEER
There are so many ways that individuals and groups can help Thread Together and they are always looking for more volunteers who are motivated to make a difference.
Recent research by Great Place to Work revealed that when teams participate in a worthwhile activity for a good cause, a sense of teamwork is fostered and employees feel more satisfied and motivated, resulting in higher staff morale and engagement.
CORPORATE AND GROUP VOLUNTEERING
Thread Together welcomes corporate groups and other teams looking for unique and meaningful team-building activity or community support day.
Listen to stories shared by a speaker impacted by the Thread Together work, help the team pack and sort clothing that goes directly to people in need and learn how they collaborate with generous partners to help over 2,000 people every week.
HOW CAN WE VOLUNTEER AS A GROUP
Sorting new clothing and fulfilling client orders for groups of 15-20, or up to 40 for two groups taking part in a ‘gamified’ volunteeting experience. The fulfillment centre in Banksmeadow is where a lot of the magic happens. It’s the heart of where Thread Together receive and distribute brand new clothing. The Thread Together team welcome volunteers to assist in sorting clothing into categories and sizes as well as fulfill orders by picking clothing and packing it for distribution. It’s a great team building day where everyone will walk away with a sense of accomplishment.
What Does the Session Involve?
Welcome and Overview of Thread Together
Introduction: Orientation and induction presentation which includes safety content
Sorting, Picking and Packing Orders
Break to hear some impact stories | nibbles
Continue with volunteering activities
Thread Together can host smaller groups of up to 5 volunteers to support them with preparing and merchandising their Mobile Wardrobe and delivering the service to clients at their charity partner locations.