Our Impact

Delivering Circular Economy Solutions​

In a circular economy, products and materials are kept in circulation through processes like maintenance, reuse, repair, recycling, upcycling and composting. 

We source the best fabric selections to suit procurement targets and are committed to natural fibres or recycled first textiles. Reducing emissions and textile waste in landfill are at the core of what we do.

We can work with you to implement circular solutions for your uniforms, including end-of-life stewardship programmes to recycle and up-cycle your uniforms.

An Australian First

Towards Circular High Visibility Apparel

The Assembled Threads project is a stellar representation of the Communities Fund which supports the transition to a circular economy at a local level with equally strong social impacts – building local skills, encouraging connection, and empowering people to turn their waste into a resource. Textiles are such a problematic waste stream and the fund sought projects with creative solutions for gaps in the current waste management system.”

Heather Willison
Program Lead - CE Communities Fund | Community Solutions

Assembled Threads received a Circular Economy Communities Fund grant from the Victorian Government through Sustainability Victoria for the Towards Circular High Visibility Apparel project to research the most appropriate and viable options to recycle high visibility (hi-vis) vests, a key component of workwear for construction and other industries.

An Australian First

Towards Circular High Visibility Apparel

Assembled Threads received a Circular Economy Communities Fund grant from the Victorian Government through Sustainability Victoria for the Towards Circular High Visibility Apparel project to research the most appropriate and viable options to recycle high visibility (hi-vis) vests, a key component of workwear for construction and other industries.

The Assembled Threads project is a stellar representation of the Communities Fund which supports the transition to a circular economy at a local level with equally strong social impacts – building local skills, encouraging connection, and empowering people to turn their waste into a resource. Textiles are such a problematic waste stream and the fund sought projects with creative solutions for gaps in the current waste management system.”

Heather Willison
Program Lead - CE Communities Fund | Community Solutions

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We support an Australian made first policy. By investing in local, purposeful work at ethical wages, we enable our workers to transition away from welfare dependency and contribute to the economy in which they live through the taxes they pay and the purchases they make.

We champion locally made fabrics sourcing directly from Mills in Wangaratta, Geelong and Melbourne supporting local raw materials and farmers where we can. By investing in local businesses, we contribute to building a sustainable local industry that supports local jobs.

We support the best possible use of resources. By using recycled fabric, we are investing in keeping resources in the economy. We have made scrubs from fabric made from textile offcuts, hi-vis vests from recycled plastic bottles. We are always looking for the most environmentally responsible fabric solutions.

We divert textiles from landfill in four ways – we send all our factory floor offcuts for recycling, we implement take back schemes for uniforms, we buy recycled fabric, and we up-cycle garments for longer use. Check out our successful circular solutions pilot with North East Link Program.

At Assembled Threads it's not just a vest

What If Your Uniforms Could Tackle Climate Change

By investing in procuring your uniform and PPE needs with us, you can support the circular economy. The circular economy tackles climate change and other global challenges, like biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution, by decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources.

Contact us to discuss how you can recycle and upcycle your uniforms.