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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

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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T-Shirts That Remove The Shadow Of Doubt (FREE OFFER INCLUDED)

More than 1.6 million farmers and workers are part of the Fairtrade system globally. It sounds like a lot, yet in the bigger picture scheme of things, it is a mere spit in the ocean ! In fact the majority of everyday products made today that we all buy and use, are made by workers struggling to stay above the poverty line. 

This year Fairtrade Fortnight is on between 3-16 AUGUST which is your chance to support workers who are rarely given a voice, and to let others know in your friendship, family and social media networks to do the same. It's all about wherever possible, making more ethical choices in your everyday shopping and corporate purchasing.

As you know RREPP has a strong focus on the sports ball industry and trying to get Sporting Clubs and Schools to lead the way and understand the massive difference they can make through buying Fairtrade. 

We also have a strong focus in changing one of the dirtiest industries environmentally and socially, into one of the cleanest, with our uniquely custom produced 100% Organic and Fairtrade Certified School Uniform Polos and Corporate Polos and Tees. 

So in celebration of upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight, RREPP has released a NEW RANGE of high quality UNISEX blank Tees in Red, Black, White and Yellow colours and in sizes XS through to 3XL. And with every purchase of one of these amazing Tees, we have set up our online shop so you can also purchase one of our RREPP branded Black or White Mens or Ladies Tees FREE OF CHARGE . We will be running this offer right up until the end of Fairtrade Fortnight on 16th August. 

To take advantage of this great offer, simply click HERE to be redirected to our online shop. 

Modern Day slavery is still a huge issue for many workers around the world, yet this is something Fairtrade, with your help, is looking to eradicate. Thanks as always for your support.

Scott Goddard
Founding Director

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

Image Courtesy of Fairtrade Australia

Posted in unique supply chains on Monday 23rd July 2018

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Sustainable School Uniform Awarded Top Of Class

The past week has been a pretty big one for the RREPP brand. Firstly it was Fashion Revolution week which marked a week of campaigns that gave consumers the opportunity to question their favourite brands about their supply chain transparency. RREPP has a predominantly Corporate focus, so in line with our own business objectives, we would love to see our larger Corporate organisations and Schools asking their preferred clothing suppliers the simple question of 'WHO IS MAKING THEIR CLOTHES'.

Millions of people make the Uniforms our kids wear to School everyday, yet many of these people continue to live in extreme poverty. Most suppliers simply look to buy cheap from overseas producers in China, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and then look the other way. They have little knowledge about their supply chains, have scant regard for the people and their families who are making their products, and have minimal insights about the environmental impacts their garment manufacturers are having on the planet.

Last week Baptist World Aid Australia also released their annual Ethical Fashion Report, and for the third year running, out of over 400 Australian Brands, RREPP was ranked in the top categories with an 'A' grade ranking for ethics and sustainability. All our Corporate & School Uniform Polo's and Tees are not only internationally recognised Fairtrade certified, they are also 100% organic certified. Organic cotton turns one of the dirtiest industries in the world into one of the cleanest. By using organic cotton in our garments, we are achieving a 46% reduction in global warming potential, a 70% reduction in soil acidification, a 26% reduction in soil erosion, a 62% reduction in non renewable energy demand, and an amazing 91% reduction in blue water consumption.

Less than 0.7% of the worlds cotton production is organically grown, with this percentage even less when combined with RREPP's socially aligned Fairtrade certification. So if your Organisation or School would like to start dressing your employees or students in a more sustainable Uniform Polo or Tee that has significant social and environmental benefits, then why not pop us an email to find out more. We have just added a new Junior Long Sleeve Polo and Ladies Polo into our range as well.


Scott Goddard
Founding Director

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

Posted in unique supply chains on Sunday 29th April 2018

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Is Your Organisation Looking For An Ethical Supplier ?

Since receiving top honours by Baptist World Aid in their 2017 Ethical Fashion Report, RREPP has now positioned itself as one of Australia's leading ethical suppliers to Schools, Sporting Clubs and Businesses in general who have social justice and the environment at the core of their mission.  

RREPP launched as an Ethical social enterprise in 2013 and targeted two of the most exploitive business sectors globally. The garment industry, with a particular focus on the Uniform Polo's and Tees commonly purchased by Schools and Corporate Organisations. And the sports ball manufacturing industry which is dominated by some of the world's biggest brands. Yet big on branding doesn't necessarily mean big on ethics, and this is where RREPP over the past 4 years has come into its own.

We are now producing some of the highest quality Organic and Fairtrade School Uniform Polo's, Corporate Polo's and Tees in Australia, simply by spending time and money on creating one of the most unique & ethical supply chains found anywhere in the world. A supply chain that supports workers and the environment every step of the way. From the organic cotton farmers who grow the chemical free organic cotton that our garments are made from, through to the last stitch being applied to our amazing match and international match sports balls. We live in a world where cheap mass production dominates, yet unfortunately this comes at a huge cost to the people making these products, their families and of course the environment.

RREPP's School Uniform Polo's, Corporate Polo's, Tees and Sports Balls simply reflect our committment to people and planet. Just because workers in far away third world countries cannot be seen, it should not be viewed as a green light to exploit. RREPP is a third party audited Fairtrade certified business that also supports Organic production processes. And for everything we produce, a percentage is put back into the communities we help support. Our products are also made to the highest quality, which equates to a longer lasting purchase that has less impact on the environment through reducing landfill and wastage. We stumbled across a great saying recently which stated ' The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten'. Definitely something to think about when updating your existing purchasing policies.

So to all Schools, P&C Uniform Shop committees, Sporting Clubs and Corporate Businesses in general, our question is, are you interested in taking your everyday purchasing to a completely new level via working with a supplier that supports your own Social Justice initiatives and 'Green' programs.  The second half of every year from July through to December is our busiest for talking to Organisations who would like to take action, and who are serious about creating meaningful change within their own purchasing policies & CSR committments. 

If you would like to know more, we would love to hear from you. The next 3 -4 months is when we start taking orders for early 2018 deliveries. We've done all the hard work, all we need is for your Organisation to consider getting on board. Are you ready to make the swap to RREPP ?

Our Website: CLICK HERE
Our Testimonials: CLICK HERE

Scott Goddard
Founding Director RREPP

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

Posted in unique supply chains on Monday 10th July 2017

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Last week Hazelbrook Primary School in the Blue Mountains became the first school in Australia to embrace Fairtrade uniforms. The Company that won the school's business produce a Uniform Polo made from ethically sourced cotton combined with polyester made from recycled plastic. For our business rrepp it bought a smile to our faces, as bringing an ethical Uniform Polo alternative into our Schools, especially here in Sydney where our business is based, has been one of our major goals since we launched our social enterprise just on 3 years ago. 

One of our biggest catch cries as a Fairtrade licensed business has always been 'we all have the power to change the world through the power of our purchasing'. This is due to the fact that when we purchase ethically, we set the wheels of consciousness in motion, and this can only be a positive for making the world a better place now and into the future.

Unfortunately most of the people who make our clothes in overseas factories, do not get paid enough to put food on the table for their families or have the privilege of sending their kids to school. We've seen the good and the bad first hand when we first started creating our unique business model, travelling and visiting the length of our supply chain from cotton grower right through to the final stitch being applied to our garments. The conversations we had as part of this process were inspiring, and certainly validated the wonderful journey we had decided to embark upon . To hear some of these incredible stories from our personal conversations with our cotton growers, just go to our website HERE and have a read.

Also check out what Hazelbrook School have said in regards to their recent decision to start purchasing their polos ethically. The recent article from the Sydney Morning Herald can be viewed HERE with the story also being picked up by ABC news media and radio, commerical television, as well as going viral on social media.  It was seen as an extremely big deal by the media, as it should be, and has now set the wheels in motion for other schools in the Blue Mountains region to come on board and create a massive and needed consciousness shift within the very receptive social learning environments of our Schools.

All this now bring us to our own very exciting news. Over the past few months rrepp, as a Sydney Northern beaches based business, has been working with our new Garment producer in India, to create a very special ethical School Uniform Polo (and T-shirt if applicable) of our very own. The end product we have come up with is totally unique, and made from 100% Organic & Fairtrade certified cotton.


An exceptional quality school Uniform Polo like no other in the market place that is made from 100% Organic & Fairtrade certified Cotton

No toxic plastics or polyesters. Our garments are made 100% from natural fibres only.

Custom made with your own unique School emblem / logo either printed or embroidered

Only 0.7% of the worlds cotton is grown organically, with this percentage even less when combined with our Fairtrade Cotton. So a beautifully made unique, sustainably produced Polo, exclusively bought to you by rrepp 

Organic cotton is cleaner and healthier on our kids skin than conventional chemically fused cotton, and healthier for our workers and the environment throughout all the growing and production processes within our supply chain

Our garments have been formally GOT's certified which is the leading standard for textiles made from Organic fibres worldwide (see video below)

Our garments are 100% Fairtrade Certified which means no child labour, no worker exploitation and fair and safe working conditions for everyone throughout the entire production process (see video below)

10% is given back to our cotton growers for all cotton purchased, which is then put towards social justice initiatives within this unique organic cotton growing community in India

An added 1.5% of all of rrepp's sales from our Schools will also go to our governing Fairtrade Body in Australia, and put towards Fairtrade initiatives and awareness campaigns in our own Asia/Pacific region.

you will be partnering with rrepp as an ethical business that was awarded one of the highest 'A' grade rankings nationally by Baptist World Aid Australia in their 2015 ethical fashion guide

  All Polos will be individualy packaged in biodegradeable polybags and come with educative swing tags that will explain to students, families & teachers exactly what Fairtrade & Organics is all about

We will do FREE DELIVERY Australia Wide !!

And last but not least , our aim is to MATCH THE PRICE you are now paying for your existing conventionally made School Uniform Polos (this will be more readily achieved the more schools we can get on board). So a superior quality product that is sustainable plus socially and environmentally conscious, yet at NO EXTRA COST to your School.

It would be a privilege to present our samples to you at your next local Principal and / or P&C leadership meetings, as soon as you are available to speak with us.

This is truly an exciting development for our business and we believe a fantastic opportunity for Schools, Students and families to be a part of and to start supporting. What we buy here can certainly make a major difference to the lives of families and communities on the other side of the world.

In closing, please take a look at the following two very brief videos:



We look forward to hearing your thoughts. My contact details are below.

Scott Goddard
Founding Director at rrepp
ph. 0422 004 954 


Posted in unique supply chains on Monday 22nd February 2016

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