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Looking For Ethical Corporate Merchandise? Then Check Out RREPP's New Additions

Corporate Merchandise has traditionally been viewed as products made from questionable supply chains, and for the most part mass produced and made from plastics or some other form of synthetics. It's generally poorly made, has a short shelf life, and when thrown away into the land fill, takes 100's of years to break down in the environment. Yes it's cheap, yet in this day and age, surely it's time to start thinking more about people and planet, and consider merchandise that you would be proud to put your name to, and that sits more comfortably with your Corporate Social Responsibility Statements.

RREPP has aways had a focus on getting Schools, Sporting Clubs, Larger Corporates and Government Organisations, interested in purchasing our Fairtrade Sports Balls and Organic Fairtrade Uniform Polo's and Tees. With RREPP custom branding these organisations business names and logos onto our products as a means towards showing their communities and clients just how important purchasing with purpose really is to them. We love working with clients who, like us, are serious about looking after the planet and the people living on it.

RREPP has now introduced two more items into its business that come in a variety of styles and colours. Our new Tote Bags and Tea Towels are high quality which means they can be used for many years to come, rather than having a short life span. And even when they do come to the end of their life, they are 100% made from natural fibres, so simply biodegrade. And being made from Organic and Fairtrade certified cotton, it means both planet and people are looked after all throughout the production processes.

Our new custom made merchandise has a 500 piece minimum order requirement as standard (1000 pieces for custom colouring), and start from $5.90 (ex GST) per piece which includes all set up costs, professional branding plus free delivery. We can scale up to any order sizes which makes our new products perfect for larger corporations, Government orders, or any size organisation requirements for one off conferences for delegates, or annual client gifts.

So are you ready to put your brand to a purchase that has purpose ? Then simply contact us at info@rrepp.com.au to find out more - coz the planet's watching !

Scott Goddard & The RREPP Team
Founding Director

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

Social Enterprise specialising in:

Fairtrade Certified Match quality Sports Balls
Organic & Fairtrade Certified School Uniform Polos & Tees
Organic & Fairtrade Certified Corporate Polos & Tees
A boutique range of Organic Fairtrade Corporate Merchandise

Posted in rrepp news & updates on Sunday 15th November 2020

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RREPP Honoured To Be Awarded Social Traders Certification

Social enterprises are businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people with access to employment and training, or help the environment. ST certification assures stakeholders that a social enterprise has a social, cultural or environmental purpose as its primary objective, and that the majority of the organisation’s efforts and resources are invested into the social purpose.

This is just another feather in the cap for RREPP, and recognition of the value of our unique business model. One that strives for transparency and fairness by putting the environment and the people who make our products first. Protecting not only the planet, yet everyone living on it.

Our newly awarded Social Traders Certification, combined with our Fairtrade Certification, is all about stopping generational poverty. Simply by trading fairly with our producers and workers. It means fair working conditions, decent wages, gender equality and safe work practices. All of which leads to a better lifestyle for our workers, which then sees their kids going to school rather than being sent to work at a very young age to help supplement family incomes. 

It sounds simple enough ! Yet the Sports Ball manufacturing industry and the fashion industry which RREPP is involved in, whether it be high end fashion, or grassroots School Uniform production, for decades has been terribly exploitive of people and planet. Yet this is what sets RREPP apart from its mainstream competitors. And is why buying from us has meaningful impact. Whether it be our ethically made Sports Balls, our Organic Fairtrade certified School Uniform Polos & Tees, or our boutique range of Corporate merchandise. It will always be a guarrantee that your School, Sporting Club, Business or Government Organisation's purchases, will be making a difference to the world. 

So it really is an honour and a privilege for RREPP to now be Social Traders Certified. And have it working along side our Fairtrade Certification to create needed awareness throughout Australia of our unique business model. Poverty alleviation and environmental respect, starting right at the core of our supply chains, will always be our primary focus. We look forward to working with you soon - coz the planet's watching !
 

Scott Goddard & The RREPP Team
Founding Director

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

Social Enterprise specialising in:

Fairtrade Certified Match quality Sports Balls
Organic & Fairtrade Certified School Uniform Polos & Tees
Organic & Fairtrade Certified Corporate Polos & Tees
A boutique range of Organic Fairtrade Corporate Merchandise

Posted in ethical certifications on Sunday 8th November 2020

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RREPP Highly Commended For It's Covid-19 Supply Chain Response

If there is one thing that we have learnt about 2020, it's that nothing can prepare you for a Pandemic !!

Many of our dedicated socially aligned customers that we have been doing business with for years, have been deeply impacted by the effects of lockdowns and closed borders. And this has had a knock on effect for the RREPP business as well. Yet our business model is extremely robust, and we are already rebuilding by expandng our product range and securing new business. Whilst also supporting the wonderful organisations who have committed to their regular orders for 2021 .

Yet if we feel we have been impacted heavily here in Australia, take a moment to think about the suffering that lockdowns have created for the more vulnerable in third world countries throughout the world. The garment industry in particular was hit extremely hard. Especially with so many Western Brands cancelling their orders with their supply chains and refusing to pay for orders under production. And this from an industry already aligned to decades of exploitation. All in the pursuit of cheap clothing. To put it into perspective, there are roughly 40 million garment workers in the world today. They are some of the lowest paid workers globally, and 85% are women.

Yet in complete contrast, RREPP this week was highly commended for its actions during the Pandemic by Baptist World Aid Australia. Who every year produce the Ethical Fashion Report that ranks over 400 Australian fashion brands for their business practices and ethics. And every year RREPP ranks as an A grade business in their reports. This year though BWA released a special Covid Fashion Report where brands were rated on how they acted to protect and support their supply chains and their workers during the height of the Pandemic.

The six Covid Fashion committments assessed on were as follows:

1) Support for workers wages by honouring supplier committments

2) Identify and support workers at the greatest risk

3) Listen to the voices and experiences of workers

4) Ensure workers' rights and safety are respected

5) Collaborate with others to protect vulnerable workers

6) Build back better for workers and the world

RREPP was recognised in the report as having followed ALL committments, and we were also highlighted as a bench mark case study in ethical business practices and supply chain initiatives. You can grab a copy of the report HERE on the Baptist World Aid website.

A concluding comment on all of this though, which addresses the multi decade elephant in the room. Why is it that the majority of the fashion industry refuses to pay its workers a living wage, nor provide decent and acceptable working conditions throughout their entire supply chains. It would provide workers with savings that would then help provide a buffer when difficult times arise. Being paid barely enough to be able to put food on the table each week just isn't acceptable.

And if only this rapacious industry would pay a fair price for its clothing, then this would also allow garment producers overseas to build a 'war chest' that would also allow these business to financially survive and be able to look after their workers during the hard times. Yet for some reason this continues to be a difficult proposition for most fashion label brands to commit to. Out of sight out of mind will always be a poor excuse for not doing the right thing. And is one of the main reasons why so many workers in third world countries find it almost impossible to break out of the poverty cycle !

Yet it really doesn't have to be this way - the time for change is NOW ! It's not rocket science and each of us has a responsibility ! Would love to hear your thoughts.  #supportfairtrade #purchasingwithpurpose #coztheplanetswatching 

Scott Goddard & The RREPP Team
Founding Director

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

Social Enterprise specialising in:

Fairtrade Certified Match quality Sports Balls
Organic & Fairtrade Certified School Uniform Polos & Tees
Organic & Fairtrade Certified Corporate Polos & Tees

Posted in inspiring initiatives on Friday 30th October 2020

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RREPP's New Social Justice Fluro Soccer Balls Have Arrived

So what's your VISION in the Social Justice space ? Ours is to one day see every school and sporting club in Australia playing with RREPP's ethically made Fairtrade certified Sports Balls.

And with that, our new FLURO Hi-Tech Hybrid Match Soccer Balls have finally arrived after completing their rigid FIFA quality PRO testing processes. And they are outstanding.

RREPP is now taking orders for Schools and Sporting Clubs for early 2021 deliveries. Our ordering deadline is 1st November which is fast approaching. So take action, get on board, be the change and make a difference

#bestandfairest #givingback #purchasingwithpurpose #coztheplanetswatching

Scott Goddard & The RREPP Team
Founding Director

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

Social Enterprise specialising in:

Fairtrade Certified Match quality Sports Balls
Organic & Fairtrade Certified School Uniform Polos & Tees
Organic & Fairtrade Certified Corporate Polos & Tees



 

Posted in for the love of sport on Sunday 18th October 2020

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Final Call Out: RREPP's Fairtrade Sports Ball 2021 Ordering Deadline 1st November

To all our Schools and Sporting Clubs

As per our last newsletter, this is our final call out to get your RREPP Fairtrade Sports Ball orders in for 2021. Our final ordering deadline is 1st November.

WHAT WILL YOU BE BUYING INTO ?

1) An ethically produced sports ball in an industry that is traditionally exploitive

2) A match quality ball covering off on 6 different sporting codes - Soccer / Rugby Union / Netball / Rugby League / Touch Football & Futsal.

3) Sports Balls that back your organisations Social Responsibility goals

4) For every ball purchased a percentage is given back to our communities, predonimantly supporting education and health initiatives

5) A great way for your players and students to understand what Fairtrade is all about, and how purchasing ethically can create change in our world.

This year we are offering our 20% bulk order discount to all schools and sporting clubs, with only a 5 ball minimum committment being required. Check out our range HERE on our website, and take 20% off these prices for your budgeting. For orders of 100 balls or more we will professionally brand each ball with your school, club, or sponsors logo FREE OF CHARGE if required.

For orders or enquiries, I can be contacted direct on scott@rrepp.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you before 1st November. And thanks as always for your support #purchasingwithpurpose #coztheplanetswatching

Scott Goddard & The RREPP Team
Founding Director

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

Social Enterprise specialising in:

Fairtrade Certified Match quality Sports Balls
Organic & Fairtrade Certified School Uniform Polos & Tees
Organic & Fairtrade Certified Corporate Polos & Tees

Posted in rrepp news & updates on Sunday 11th October 2020

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