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RREPPTASTIC FREE FAIRTRADE CHRISTMAS OFFER IS NOW ON

The process is easy. Simply buy 1 of our newly released 100% Organic Fairtrade Unisex Tees, and you can then add to your shopping cart one of our RREPP branded Tees PLUS one of our RREPP branded Caps absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. So THREE gifts for the price of ONE this Xmas to fill those Christmas stockings - or SIX gifts for the price of TWO or NINE gifts for the price of THREE. There are no restrictions, yet only while stocks last

You can access this RREPPTASTIC FREE offer  direct from our online shop HERE

Merry Xmas everyone and thanks for all your great support in 2018 - only 4 weeks to go til Christmas !

 

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder
www.rrepp.com.au

m. 0422 004 954
e. scott@rrepp.com.au

Posted in prizes and giveaways on Thursday 22nd November 2018

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Sports Balls That Shine A Light On Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility isn't just what big business should be incorporating into their business models. It should also extend well beyond into Smaller Enterprises, Trades, Local Businesses, Universities, Schools and Sporting Clubs. And big budgets are in no way a prerequisite for getting involved and making a difference.

Ethical purchasing is one of the easiest ways for any organisation to start making a positive impact. As most people know who receive our newsletters, RREPP for a number of years has been waving the Fairtrade banner in regards to sports ball production. Of the 10's of thousands of sports ball producers world wide in countries such as China, India, Vietnam, Pakistan and others, we work with one of only four Fairtrade certified manufacturers in existence.

What most of us do not realise is that the vast majority of sports balls globally are made under exploitive conditions. And yes child labour continues to remain a major issue in this industry. It is just hidden away as an unspoken truth, and 'white washed' under the glitz of clever marketing and convincing 'feel good' branding initiatives. No one ever talks about their supply chains and the people making their products, because it never aligns the image wishing to be portrayed ! 

No one talks about the working conditions of sports ball stitchers, wages, gender equality, safety, the ability of workers to put food on the table or send their kids to school. The basic necessities that we all take for granted. 

RREPP over the past 5 years has put these things at the forefront of our business model and we are now producing the Fairest, most ethically made, highest quality sports balls in the whole of Australia bar none. As well as giving back to the communities we support via every purchase made. 

We understand that changing suppliers is never easy. Yet supporting a business like RREPP that supports ethical trade which then helps empower entire communities, will take your purchasing power as a School or University or Sporting Club to a whole new level. Plus it is something that your own local communities will be able to embrace and be proud of. And all of this simply achieved through your regular sports ball purchasing policies. 

RREPP is now putting together our second ordering cycle for Schools and Sporting Clubs throughout Australia, for delivery in time for pre season training in 2019. The deadline for putting in an order is 15th NOVEMBER.  And no matter how big or small your order is, we will be offering a 20% DISCOUNT off our regular retail prices to EVERYONE who wants to get involved. Check out our range of Fairtrade Certified Match Balls HERE . We have you covered across 6 different sporting codes.   

And we are not just selling you a sports ball, we are selling you JUSTICE, and what you will be buying into is someone else's FREEDOM. All packaged up into a humble Sports Ball that your players will feel proud to be playing with. So why not meet with your decision makers NOW and consider making the SWAP to Fairtrade in 2019  - coz the planet's watching !

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder
www.rrepp.com.au

m. 0422 004 954
e. scott@rrepp.com.au

Posted in for the love of sport on Wednesday 31st October 2018

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Ethical School Uniforms & Corporate Swag That Won't Cost The Planet !

Do you know who makes your School Uniform Polos ? Or the Corporate Tee's or Polo's your company purchases for their big events and conferences held every year ? You're not alone if the answer is No !

RREPP is currently on an ambitious campaign to scale up our business to be able to have an even greater impact for both people and planet in the Fairtrade and Organics space. To provide even more business to our 100% Fairtrade and GOT's organic supply chain, which in turn will mean more financial support being provided to our cotton growing communties who are producing the clean, high quality organic cotton that is used in all of our garments, 

Some statistics from our supply chain worth noting. Organic cotton grown without chemicals is safer for our farmers, cleaner and healthier for our own bodies, especially our kids, and low impact on the environment. Yet only 0.7% of the world's cotton production is organically grown. Some other impressive environmental stats achieved through our organic initiatives include the following:

1) A 46% percent reduction in global warming potential
2) A 70% reduction in soil acidification
3) A 26% reduction in farm land soil erosion
4) A 62% reduction in non-renewable energy demand
5) A 91% reduction in blue water consumption

Add to this a Fairtrade Certification that provides better working conditions, wages, gender equality and safer & fairer work practices, then what RREPP has created is a range of Organic & Fairtrade certified School Uniform Polo's & Corporate Polo's and Tees that are some of the most socially and environmentally conscious found anywhere in Australia. Simply put we have taken one of the dirtiest and exploitive industries in the world which is the fashion industry, and turned it into one of the cleanest.

So is your School or Organisation ready to make the SWAP to RREPP ?. 

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder
www.rrepp.com.au

m. 0422 004 954
e. scott@rrepp.com.au  

Images 1 & 3: Courtesy of Fairtrade Australia - 'Cleanest Uniform in Australia Campaign'
Image 2: Is it time to ask your existing supplier about 'Who Makes Your Clothes'
Image 4: Rozelle Public School - one of Australia's trail blazing Schools who have been purchasing RREPP's 100% Organic & Fairtrade Uniform Polo's for the past 3 years
Image 5: Over 3500 Flight Centre Staff wearing RREPP's socially and environmentally conscious custom branded Tee's at their annual Global Gathering in Berlin in July 2018

Posted in unique supply chains on Monday 8th October 2018

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If It's Not FAIRTRADE It's Not Fair Play !

Every September we put together our Sports Ball orders for Schools across Australia to ensure deliveries in time for the start of the new School Year in 2019. We have a growing number of Schools who through their understanding of the RREPP story, are now thinking beyond the major Brands, and focusing more on the individuals who make our products, their families, and the communities in which they live. 'Work Poverty' is a real issue in developing countries where lower paid workers such as Sports Ball stitchers and garment makers, still cannot put enough food on the table or send their kids to school, due to unacceptable working conditions.

The bigger brands in the Sports Ball industry are well known. Yet exactly where they sit in the 'Fair Play' stakes when it comes to the people who make their products is debatable ?

RREPP's No Blood, No Sweat, No Tears promo video below, in just 60 seconds invites everyone to think more deeply about the impact of their purchasing. Turning a blind eye to worker exploitation & child labour in the quest for cheaper products, will never play a part in creating a better world for the millions of families who continue to live in poverty. Our Global Communities, who are rarely given a voice, deserve so much more than this.

RREPP's challenge to all Schools throughout Australia is to support Fairtrade. And not by just talking about Fairtrade, yet by also taking action through the sourcing and purchasing of Fairtrade certified products wherever possible. Our deadline for Schools for putting in orders for our Match quality Fairtrade Sports Balls (Soccer / Netball / Rugby / Touch / League / Futsal) for 2019 deliveries is before the end of 3rd Term in September.

So is your local School ready to take up the challenge and start supporting 'Fair Play' both on and off the field ? The ball is in your court !

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder
www.rrepp.com.au

m. 0422 004 954
e. scott@rrepp.com.au

Posted in for the love of sport on Sunday 2nd September 2018

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Flight Centre Shines A Light On Corporate Social Responsibility

Is it any wonder that the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) was recently awarded the best Travel Agency Group at the 2018 National Travel Industry Awards. The award recognised the company’s commitment to delivering amazing travel experiences, right from initial daydreaming to arriving home ready to plan the next trip. Yet what we also love about Flight Centre is their can-do approach that is also embodied in their Corporate Social Impact and Engagement area. Their CSR is delivered through the Brighter Futures program – Building Brighter Futures, Where We Work, Live and Travel which harnesses the collective goodness of their people to drive initiatives that truly make a difference.    

Every July, Flight Centre hold their annual Global Gathering organised by their events arm cievents. This epic event brings together over 3500 of the company’s best and brightest staff from all over the world to celebrate the year’s success.

The celebrations included highlighting the Brighter Futures program, and RREPP was asked to create over 3500 custom branded Organic & Fairtrade Tees for all delegates and sponsors to wear throughout this event. T-shirts made from our unique and dedicated Organic & Fairtrade certified supply chain. From our organic cotton growers all the way through to the spinning and dyeing of the fabrics, to exact pantone colour matching, final garment production, printing, quality control and then delivery to Berlin in Germany, RREPP was there every step of the way, turning this great concept into reality.

The Flight Centre Foundation, FCTG’s philanthropic arm, also shined a light on an amazing charity called SolarBuddy, which is dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation to change the lives of children living in energy poverty.  FCTG staff have committed to building 10,000 SolarBuddy lights to be delivered to communities in Cambodia. To see the amazing work that SolarBuddy is achieving, visit their website solarbuddy.org or have a listen to Founder and CEO Simon Doble in this short video:   

Corporations, large and small, do have the ability to change the world by taking their CSR commitments seriously and putting words into ACTION. Big Business and other organisations such as Schools can help enterprises such as RREPP and SolarBuddy scale up, to create a much bigger impact and real social change. No one has ever made a difference in this world by being like everyone else, so we can only thank FCTG for putting their commitment to CSR at the forefront of the way that they do business - whilst also having a pretty good time along the way!       

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder
www.rrepp.com.au

m. 0422 004 954
e. scott@rrepp.com.au

Images Courtesy of Flight Centre Travel Group and SolarBuddy

Posted in inspiring initiatives on Friday 10th August 2018

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