At Assembled Threads, we are committed to people and the planet.
We put the climate first across all areas of our operations. We see our role as contributing to the discussion to achieving a zero-waste solution to textile waste, and we are passionate about working towards meaningful change through innovation.
Towards a circular solution through innovation
It is still early days for a circular solution for apparel but there are exciting developments that will mean a more sustainable apparel industry. We will continue to explore and collaborate with like-minded institutions towards that end by reducing textile waste and plastic going to landfill.
Reducing our environmental impact at Assembled Threads
We believe sustainability starts with us. So, we try to set an example by how we reduce our environmental impact at our Hub. Through small steps, together, we can make great change.
- We use recycled polyester for the High Vis vests we manufacture. This process reduces the carbon footprint of fabric production by 60% and prevents plastic bottles from going to landfill.
- We are investigating solutions for a "third life" for these vests by recycling them into industry appropriate products such as acoustic panels and granular material for road-fill.
- We use home compostable poly bags for packaging the garments we make.
- Whenever we can, we use Australian made fabric and trims and printers.
- Everything we manufacture is made in Australia, supporting the local economy and creating jobs in our communities. #Madeherenotthere
- Importantly, we recycle all our textile waste. At the Assembled Threads Community Manufacturing Hub, we encourage everyone to bring in old or worn clothes that are no longer usable to be bulk delivered to a textile recycler
- We have implemented recycling of all soft plastics and other recyclables. We have a collection wall with bags to collect and separate our waste for everyone at the Hub to use.
We know that we can always improve on what we are doing. We are always learning, and by implementing ethical and sustainable choices, we aim to reduce Assembled Threads impact on the environment.
Head of Sustainability for Assembled Threads: Fiona Wilshin