It's been another tough year for small businesses. We've seen many of our neighbours and friends close their doors over the course of the year as the cost of living crisis hits households around the world. But as systemic cracks become deeper, the imperative to move towards more regenerative practices become clearer and more tangible.
We've seen incredible uptake of circularity in the textiles sector, with the launch of Seamless by Australia Fashion Council, implementing a circular design framework and stewardship system for all newly produced clothing items, for instance. And globally, a commitment to 'sustainability' accountability within Europe, introducing nature-based policies for governance and communication, where the aim to protect and grow biodiversity informs all business operations by giving Nature a seat at the table.
Every year we report on how we've supported this movement away from waste and towards more regenerative systems.
Impact from 1 January 2023 to now:
- We’ve donated $2,697 and 10 blankets directly to the ASRC for food, support and supplies
- We donated 20 blankets to Caulfield Grammar School’s Survivors of Domestic Violence Community Project
- We’ve offset 81.29 tonnes of Co2 via the India Wind project
- We delivered visible repair and circular economy workshops through Artisan QLD and to corporate clients
- We completed a composting trial with Loop Growers to establish the biological circularity of our woollen products
- We spoke about circular design and social enterprise at Brisbane Girls Grammar, Noosa Council, Australian Catholic University, Technological University of the Shannon in Ireland, and other community events