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Anthony Chesler

Thread Together, CEO

Thread Together, Anthony Chesler

Clothe the vulnerable & Restore dignity & hope

The clothes we choose to wear not only protect us from the elements but reflect and affect our confidence and self-esteem.

On the 6th of December 2023, we welcomed Thread Together to shed light on how 1 in 8 adults & 1 in 6 children in Australia do not have access to essential clothing.

Circumstances and disadvantage should not prevent people from accessing clothing to allow them to realise their full potential.

Key insights

 

Thread Together is Australia’s highest ethical response to fashion excess. A third of clothing that is manufactured or produced remains unsold. We exist to solve this problem to clothe people in need and keeping clothing out of landfill.

In 2012, Thread Together Founder, Andie Halas, one of the founding family members of the Seafolly business had a small production fault in some products. She offered it to a local charity instead of putting it into landfill. She stumbled across the problem and the solution at the same time.

Andie saw people rummaging through bags of second hand clothing and thought how can we give these families a sense of dignity and hope when looking for essential clothing? This is where Thread Together comes in.

We know that clothing has the power to change and transform lives. Yet, we often don’t think about it’s power whereas those that are less fortunate are acutely aware what it’s like to stand out and not fit in.

Thread Together is now shifting from being reactive to proactive in the way they respond emergencies. We want the clothing to be available at the time of an emergency but also acknowledge the need to build our networks and relationships to be able to respond to crises as quickly as we can.

Every $5 raised allows Thread Together to provide a new wardrobe

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Shop businesses that give back to provide clothing relief

  • Merci Mason gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Empower women in the Pacific
    Merci Mason
  • Wild Cactus Co. gives from every sale to:

    • Support children in emergencies
    • Support a child to recover
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    Wild Cactus Co.
  • Aletheia & Phos gives from every sale to:

    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Support a child to recover
    • Restore the land
    Aletheia & Phos
  • Mossman gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    • Clean the sea
    Mossman
  • Organic Nest gives from every sale to:

    • Help people, help planet
    • Empower survivors
    • Restore the land
    Organic Nest
  • Tammy Fit gives from every sale to:

    • Prevent women dying
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    Tammy Fit
  • Bariano gives from every sale to:

    • Clothe the vulnerable
    • Protect a woman
    • Keep girls in school
    Bariano
  • Clarins NZ gives from every sale to:

    • Support a girl's education
    • Support healthy children
    • Provide a safe birth
    Clarins NZ
  • Pared Eyewear gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the land
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    Pared Eyewear
  • Koy Resort gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Restore the Reef
    Koy Resort
  • Life Interiors gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the land
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Create a safe home
    Life Interiors
  • United Bracelets gives from every sale to:

    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Support a child to recover
    • Restore the land
    United Bracelets
  • Mary Grace gives from every sale to:

    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Protect a woman
    • Support a child to recover
    Mary Grace
  • Sunset Lover gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Empower with literacy
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    Sunset Lover
  • Bare gives from every sale to:

    • Clothe the vulnerable
    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the land
    Bare
  • Ambra Maddalena gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Dignity during disaster
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    Ambra Maddalena
  • Bespoke Backyards gives from every sale to:

    • Create a safe home
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Teach healthy masculinity
    Bespoke Backyards
  • The Avantguard gives from every sale to:

    • Help people, help planet
    • Educate a girl
    • Rewild Australia
    The Avantguard