At Norte, we are loud and proud about our commitment to Leave It Better, and our passion for People, Places and Planet. We recognise that an enormous amount of unsustainable waste is created as a by-product of the fashion and apparel industry. As advocates for environmentally sustainable practices, we’re faced with the global challenge to minimise waste.
We are constantly on the search for ways to eliminate and/or reduce waste, play a meaningful role in our community, and continue our journey to minimise our environmental impact.
WE ARE SO EXCITED to join forces with Thread Together, a registered not-for-profit charity committed to diverting excess fashion from landfill and bringing rad, high quality, brand new clothing to our Australian friends in need. Norte x Thread Together – this amazing new partnership has us bursting with good vibes.
The Thread Together team help clothe people from all walks of life including victims of domestic violence, refugees, the homeless, people who have been incarcerated, victims of natural disasters – including bushfires and drought – as well as indigenous communities and other disadvantaged communities.
“The work by the team at Thread Together is incredibly aligned with our mission to Leave It Better. The combination of minimising fashion industry waste through diversion from landfill, along with the immense benefit for vulnerable and in-need Australians is something close to our hearts at Norte. We’re thrilled to partner with Thread Together and play a small part in promoting responsible and sustainable industry practices whilst promoting the importance of businesses supporting people in need. The model adopted by Thread Together is one of dignity and empowerment which is so important.” – Casey, co-founder of Norte.
What’s the process, you ask? Fashion retailers (like us at Norte), wholesalers and manufacturers supply stock donations à Thread Together sort and prepare the clothes for distribution à new clothes are delivered to those in our communities that are in need, at no cost to the recipient.
Not only does Thread Together help divert excess fashion from landfill, but they help offer choice, dignity, and hope for a better tomorrow to those that need it most. And we love it!!
Norte is committed to supporting Thread Together in its mission through a number of initiatives including an annual donation of stock and ongoing promotion of important Thread Together causes.
If you’d like to check out our new charity partner further, please visit https://www.threadtogether.org/ or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
You can get involved, too! Help to make a difference in the life of someone doing it tough. Even a $5 donation will help Thread Together to deliver one wardrobe of brand-new clothing to a vulnerable person. If you’d like to donate, please visit https://www.threadtogether.org/donate/.
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