About Assembled Threads
Assembled Threads is a social enterprise based on an "aligned model" where a social need (long-term unemployment amongst marginalised members of our community) is matched to a market need - the social procurement of uniforms.
Our recruitment focus is women and people from CALD community backgrounds with great sewing skills and experience who may struggle to find employment due to limited language skills and no formally recognised qualifications. We seek to create local manufacturing hubs embedded in the community offering sustainable employment outcomes.
We have partnered with Holmesglen to deliver a two-week skills intensive on-site at the start of our pilot around safety and operation of the machinery, in addition to basic construction techniques.
Our first pilot began on November 4th in the community at Moonee Ponds, and we have successfully trained and onboarded 13 candidates from the local Moonee Valley area. They are now working as a strong team, sewing aprons and a range of products to a commercial standard.
WHAT DOES ASSEMBLED THREADS MAKE?
Currently, we are developing workwear & PPE solutions for Government and industry customers who are seeking locally made ethical clothing and uniforms.
As a Social Enterprise working with you to meet your organisation's Social Procurement needs, Assembled Threads can build sustainable employment opportunities for local community members.
DOES ASSEMBLED THREADS OFFER MANUFACTURING SERVICES FOR PROMOTIONAL GARMENTS, BESPOKE UNIFORMS OR OTHER DESIGNERS?
If you are interested, please talk to us about your manufacturing requirements.
OUR PRESENT & FUTURE PLANS
Our model of satellite manufacturing hubs with flexible hours is one we aim to scale across Melbourne and embed in communities facing long term unemployment.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
Social Traders define a Social Enterprise as a business that trades to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment. It is embedded within their constitution that at least 50% of annual profits are reinvested to achieve their social impact goals.
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