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Fairtrade Fortnight & New RREPP Product Launches !

Well what a hectic year it has been for RREPP so far in 2019. Fantastic new clients coming on board, exciting collaborations, combined with existing client partnerships that continue to grow and thrive. It's a big newsletter this month yet we guarrantee it will be worth your while to make it through to the end !!

In July we produced and delivered over 3300 custom made Organic & Fairtrade T-shirts for the second year in a row to Flight Centre Travel Groups Global Gathering in Las Vegas. A company very much attuned to its Corporate Social Responsibility and whose staff certainly know how to celebrate at these end of financial year award ceremonies ! 

We have formed a collaboration with the Catholic Mission to produce over 150 'Socktober' branded soccer balls using our newly launched Hi-Tech Fairtrade Match Hybrid Ball. Socktober is an initiative of Catholic Mission to use the World Game as part of a humanitarian focus. It encourages schools and sporting clubs to get involved in fundraising and engaging in advocacy in the month of October during World Mission Month. More on this in the coming months.

Through a philanthropic donation RREPP also produced 180 'Gender Equality' branded Fairtrade Rugby League Match Balls which we transported to Papua New Guinea. It was here that these Balls were put to good use by NRL-PNG where they are using Rugby League as part of their educational programs for kids. As well as Gender Equality and Empowerment programs for women taking up the game in a country where domestic violence is a major issue.  

Repeat orders for our unique ethically made Organic & Fairtrade School Uniform Polo's also continue to come in thick and fast. We would certainly love to see more Schools take up the challenge though and seriously consider making the change to a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible Uniform Polo option for their students. There is no better way for School's to express their values than by having their students wearing their values - every single day of the year

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES FOR RREPP:

1)  If you have purchased one of our products recently, you would have noticed it was packaged in one our new Green Compost-A-Pak satchels. Made from corn and plastic free, they are certified by the major global certifying bodies across Europe, North America and Australasia. They have even passed the Eco-Toxicity and Worm Test which is unique to the Australian Standard. This is yet another initiative where RREPP continues to lower it's footprint on our planet.

2) We've also introduced some new Black and White Unisex lower neckline Organic Fairtrade Tees to add in with our crew necks. The perfect fashion basic for everyone's wardrobe.

You can grab one direct from our online shop HERE     

3) And here's the big news. We've recently launched our new lead in Fairtrade Match Hybrid Soccer Ball. This ball is going to supersede our popular hand stitched lead in Match Ball, and provide much more bang for buck at the same time.  It's Hi-tech mechanised bonded & stitched with DUALTECH Hybrid technology. Excellent performance with high durability. And is made to FIFA quality Pro specifications and standards. Check out our new promotional launch video below. And if you want to pre order some of these balls, we have 20 x Size 5's and 20 x Size 4's arriving on the 15th September ready for delivery.

So head to our online shop HERE and make a purchase if you'd like to be one of the first in Australia to own one. 

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight is also now upon us and runs through until August 15th. For RREPP Fairtrade is all about bringing to centre stage the amazing hard working people who help us create our uniquely made products. From our farmers, right through to the stitchers who apply the final touches to our Sports Balls and our Organic School Uniforms Polo's, Corporate Polo's and Tees. It's about Empowerment, Fair Pay, Fair Working Conditions, Gender Equality, and supporting communities who are working their way out of poverty through Fairtrade.

So in celebration of not just Fairtrade fortnight, yet Fairtrade All Year, and with our new product lines now launched, it is in with the new and out with the old. So until further notice, we will be selling off the remainder of our Organic & Fairtrade Caps and RREPP branded Tee's for only $9.90. Grab some while you can at:

FAIRTRADE $9.90 DEALS

We appreciate your support.

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder

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

Posted in rrepp news & updates on Monday 29th July 2019

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Creating Change Through Partnerships & Collaborations.

Meaningful Collaborations & Partnerships are at the core of the RREPP business model. We love teaming up with 'Walkers' not 'Talkers'. Larger Businesses & Socially Conscious Organisations, Schools & Sporting Clubs who are motivated about making changes to their purchasing policies, as a practical way of making an impact. Like us, they are passionate about looking after people and planet on a global level.

Action will override Talk everyday of the week. Purely because action is the true catayst towards change. We've been privileged, even at this early stage of our business evolution, to work and collaborate with some fantastic organisations. From producing custom made branded Organic and Fairtrade certified T-shirts for one of Australia's largest businesses, who have revenues of over $3 billion annually and over 20,000 employees.To supplying our high quality Match and International Match quality Fairtrade Certified sports balls to State Wide Sporting Associations, Local Clubs and Teams, as well as High Schools & Primary Schools.To working with a number of socially conscious Primary Schools and P&C Associations, to produce the most environmentally and ethically responsible Organic and Fairtrade School Uniform Polos found anywhere in Australia. 

Our supply chains are transparent, and for every item a business or organisation purchases from RREPP, a percentage is given back to support social initiatives aligned to education, health and other lifestyle projects for communities in need. It's a unique business model that we have created that covers all the bases. High quality longer lasting products, ethically made, that also give back and help create some of the changes needed towards poverty alleviation. Such as payment of Living Wages to workers, fair and safe working conditions, and gender equality policies.

Thanks to those that have joined us on our journey so far, and to those new partnerships and collaborations that are getting ready to jump on board - coz the planet's watching.

TESTIMONIALS

Scott Goddard
Founding Director

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

* Soccer image of RREPP's Fairtrade certified International Phoenix Pro ball in action, courtesy of 'THE MAN IN THE STANDS'

Posted in inspiring initiatives on Thursday 30th May 2019

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OUR $9.90 SALE IS NOW ON - FAIRTRADE ORGANIC CAPS & TEES

Once or twice a year we do an amazing impromptu sale. For no other reason than to get you wearing our ethically made 100% Organic & Fairtrade certified RREPP branded cotton T-shirts & Caps.

There is nothing else to say really ! So grab em while you can at our Online Store HERE

No limits. Sale Ends 15th MAY (whilst stocks last) 

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder

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

Posted in rrepp news & updates on Thursday 25th April 2019

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Ethical School Uniform Polo's That Support PEOPLE & PLANET !

So your School has fantastic sustainability programs with a focus on people and planet. Yet have you ever thought about how your School's Uniform Polo's are being made ? 

If not then it's time to talk dirty ! With over 5 million conventionally made School Uniform Polo's being worn in over 10,000 Australian Schools every year, the absolute vast majority of these uniforms are being produced under a 'fast fashion' business model. A model that supports one of the biggest polluting industries in the world, and one of the most exploitive from a worker's perspective. 

It's not something our major School uniform suppliers like talking about, as none throughout the whole of Australia have the Organic and Fairtrade supply chains and ethical production models in place that RREPP has developed over the past 6 years since launching. We've put PEOPLE and PLANET first, with the outcomes being a clean and ethical product that can be worn with a clear conscience.

So is Ethical fund raising through your P&C run Uniform Shops too left field. Or something worth thinking about to add in with future sustainability initiatives ? We would love to hear your thoughts.

"Scott from RREPP supplied our school with 100% Organic & Fairtrade certified cotton sport polos. We have been so impressed not only with the fabulous quality and softness of the material, but also the meticulous detail with which Scott replicated our school logo and colours. The service he provided was very professional and he shows a dedication and passion for his products that is inspiring.

I would recommend every school give their children the chance to wear a polo that is made of natural fibre and non toxic dyes and most importantly manufactured by fairly compensated workers."  

Elizabeth Darton

Uniform Shop Manager - Lane Cove West Public School P&C

 

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder

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

Posted in inspiring initiatives on Monday 8th April 2019

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RREPP's Fairtrade Sports Balls - Conquering Exploitation !

It's an uncomfortable topic to talk about. Yet child labour and adult exploitation, even today, remains a scourge on the sports ball manufacturing industry worldwide. And even though reports through the media surface occassionally exposing the industry for what it is, in a world full of injustices, the issue generally gets swept under the carpet as community uproar subsides back into complacency. 

Yet for RREPP, conquering exploitation will always remain front and centre within our business objectives. We live in a very lucky country, and even though it's probably not a question Schools and Sporting Clubs ask themselves very often, perhaps the discussion of ethical purchasing should be a hotter topic than what it presently is. 

Sport is something that we tell our kids is about fairness. It's something that whatever the differences are between communities and cultures across the world, the sporting field is a place where everyone is equal. It's a shame that this Fairness and Equality doesn't extend to the people, their families and communities in far away places who make the equipment we all love playing with.

So if you want your students or players enjoying sport with all its wonderful core values intact, why not also ensure it's not at the cost of someones elses freedom or basic rights. You can do this by purchasing Fairtrade certified Match quality sports balls from RREPP, where a percentage of every purchase also goes back to communities in need. 

So if you would like to know more about how to get involved, then simply contact Scott at scott@rrepp.com.au. And ask about our 20% discounts for larger orders, plus our FREE ball branding offer for Schools and Sporting Clubs wanting to professionally add their logos. A great social justice initiative your Sponsors may even like to get involved in - coz the planet's watching !

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder

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

Image 1 Courtesy of Fairfax Media: Kids should be in School - not stitching sports balls.

Posted in for the love of sport on Sunday 17th March 2019

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