Thread Together

Hobart Clothing Hub

An ethical and social response to excess

One third of new clothing goes from factory to landfill, whilst one in eight adults and one in six children do not have adequate access to essential clothing.
Thread Together addresses this uncomfortable truth by saving new clothing from going to landfill and providing these clothes to people in need.
We believe circumstances and disadvantage should not prevent people from accessing clothing to allow them to realise their full potential.

Access to Essential Clothing

Clothing is a basic human right. Sadly, in Australia, more than 3.5 million people do not have access to essential clothing. This equates to one in eight adults and one in six children. 

Clothing going into landfill

The Fashion Industry is one of the largest polluting industries in the world. What’s more, in addition to the impact of clothing production on the environment, around one third of all new clothing is not sold and ends up being sent to landfill or incinerated. 

It starts with a thread...

Thread Together collects brand new unsold clothing from all around the country, saving it from landfill. We  partner with charities and social service agencies to distribute it to people doing it tough. 
We believe that people in need deserve the dignity and choice of new clothing, without judgement.

Getting clothing to those in need

 All clothing is given at no cost to people in need with the help of our network of charities and social service agencies.
This is made possible with the help of our supporters and fashion partners, together with our corporate and community volunteers.

How can I find out more?

If you are personally (or know of someone who is) in need of the kind of support that Thread Together can offer, please speak to a case worker or support worker at any one of greater Hobart social support services. We provided clothing assistance via Anglicare, Salvation Army, Pathways, Hobart City Mission, School and College social workers, PresCare Tasmania, Royal Hobart Hospital, Community Corrections, Velocity Transformations, Ronald McDonald House, Onesimus Foundation, Mission Australia, Catholic Care, and Vinnies. If you are seeking support and the agency is not listed, encourage your support worker to make contact.
If you would like to volunteer with Thread Together Hobart Hub please use the Connect with Us form below.

Volunteer with Us

If you'd like to volunteer your time with Thread Together - we'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form below to get started.