CEO of Thread Together, Anthony Chesler and Founder, Andie Halas hosted an opening event at the new Thread Together warehouse and fulfilment centre in Banksmeadow, Sydney. The 1,600 sqm facility was opened by her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales.
The new warehouse, which was made possible by the support of the Goodman Foundation, Commonwealth Bank, Afterpay, and other corporate partners, will supply clothing across Australia to over 500 charities and partners, and social service agencies including: NSW Health, the Department of Justice and Correction Services and the Department of Family and Community Services.
“We are beyond excited to be in this new space which will allow us to save more brand-new clothing from going to landfill and to help many more vulnerable Australians all around the country with essential clothing - a basic human right," said Anthony Chesler Thread Together CEO.
On the new warehouse, Founder of Thread Together, Andie Halas said, "This new facility will allow us to grow and be a communal hub for giving back. A place where volunteers will come, a place where the long term unemployed can find work and purpose and where we will explore how to make changes in the environmental space. Literally a place where we encourage service to the community and each other at every level. Thread Together will be all that it can and should be.”
Goodman Foundation CEO Jo Cameron stated, “The Goodman Foundation unites our people, properties and resources to make a tangible difference to the lives of people in our communities. We are delighted to partner with Thread Together by providing warehouse space to support their growth and positive impact on the community. Thread Together’s approach of working with clothing providers to re-distribute, with dignity and respect, to people in need is admirable and sustainable for the environment”.
The additional warehouse capacity will future proof Thread Together for the next three years, enabling the organisation to efficiently support the growing needs of vulnerable Australians and continue its mission to be the most ethical response to excess fashion waste in Australia.
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