The benefits of secondhand clothing exports and what it means to third world economies

Secondhand clothing export is in line with the latest waste hierarchy used by global leaders and policy makers in this space because it is the avenue for Australia to reuse as much excess materials still in good condition where it’s needed most anywhere in the world as possible.

SCRgroup invited to attend Textile ‘Waste’ Roundtable Discussion Parliament House

SCRgroup was invited to Parliament House to participate in a Roundtable Discussion with Federal Ministers and key bodies in the fashion, charitable and academic sectors to put together the beginning of a National Clothing Textile Waste Strategy and to share our expert opinion in the post-consumer phase.

Australia’s future in textile sustainability

The importance of the European Parliament’s Waste Framework Directive and France’s Extended Producer Responsibility Policy for Australia’s future in textile sustainability. Video: Alexis Todorovski appears on TheInformer to discuss the important role the European Parliament’s Waste Directive Framework and France’s EPR policy for textiles has to play in influencing Australia’s clothing recycling rates. Alexis Todorovski, SCRgroup’s Head of Communications…

Women Entrepreneurs Across the Globe Promoting Sustainability

Women Entrepreneurs Across the Globe Promoting Sustainability. Article by Guest Blogger: Jase Ballen These days, anyone can start their own business as long as they have the drive and passion to commit. And despite having to face more challenges than their male counterparts, female entrepreneurs are on a steady rise. In fact, the World Bank reports…

COVID19 Impact on Illegal Dumping

Call for Australians to stop illegally dumping in front of clothing bins and charity stores. Since the introduction of COVID19 restrictions in March 2020, Australia has seen the closures of most landfills and charity stores. As most Australians are self-isolating and choosing to spend their time cleaning out their homes, it leaves them with little…

Local Gentleman Looks After Flemington Community

Local Gentleman Looks After Flemington Community Long-time Flemington resident, Leo, who many locals may see walking his lovely dog Heidi every morning, is taking illegal dumping cleanup into his own hands – cleaning up his local area on a regular basis. Leo volunteers his time to look after the area surrounding the SCRgroup clothing collection…

SLOW Fashion Festival gathers momentum

Slow Fashion Festival gathers momentum With a new lineup, new venues, and plenty of new ideas, the newly-independent SLOW Fashion Festival returns this September with the same sustainable spirit. As the fashion industry questions the real price of fast fashion, a new generation is putting sustainable style at the forefront – and the mainstream is…

How to Make a DIY Plant Pot!

How to Make a DIY Plant Pot! As kids grow up, or as mum and dad get through several pairs of work boots, it can feel like an endless cycle of replacing boots and throwing out old pairs. Well, now you don’t need to get rid of them, you can re-use them! We’ll show you…

Feelgood Hub Launch

The Feelgood Hub was first launched in Melbourne during National Recycling Week (12-18 November 2018, appeared in Adelaide Fashion Week in 2019, and is currently placed at Harbourtown Shopping Centre (SA) and Highpoint Shopping Centre (VIC).

The importance of Diversity and Inclusion to Innovation and how this leads to Business Growth

The importance of Diversity and Inclusion to Innovation and how this leads to Business Growth It’s likely that you’ve heard of the terms ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ and you would almost certainly agree that they are common jargon in prestigious research papers such as the Harvard Business Review. But how often would you say you’ve seen…