I would like to sign in as a:
retail client
individuals, small business, smaller orders
or
corporate client
sporting clubs, schools, medium / large business, larger orders
 

A SPECIAL ETHICAL OFFER FOR BUSINESSES ON WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

A SPECIAL ETHICAL OFFER FOR BUSINESSES ON WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

A recently released report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF shows that the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide. This is the first time that child labour numbers have increased in over 20 years.

It’s a massive backward step. Especially as today is World Day Against Child Labour!

Sadly, child and exploitive adult labour is all around us. Deeply hidden away in the tens of thousands of supply chains worldwide. And it’s ironic that many of the western businesses that have thrived during the pandemic, especially online retailers, are generally the ones using supply chains that are highly questionable. Supply chains in developing countries that have deteriorated even further ethically over the past 12 months where workers and their families have become more vulnerable and poverty stricken due to Covid-19.

Big Western organisations can ‘Green Wash’ all they like with their savvy marketing to lead consumers astray, yet these are the facts. A great example of big business Green Washing is the number of businesses that have given themselves a pat on the back for uploading their Modern Slavery Statements to the Australian Governments Online Register. Yet words are not the same as action. And setting 10 / 20 / 30 year deadlines for tidying up horribly exploitive, poverty driven supply chains in our view is a cop out and all part of the green washing process. RREPP is presently putting together our own Modern Slavery Statement. Yet the big distinction between us and others is that we are already doing what others are ‘proposing’ to do in 20 - 30 years’ time. If big companies are taking action now to improve the ethics of their supply chains, why is child labour in just as worse a state as it was 20 years ago ?    

Unfortunately, as consumers, our constant demand for cheap doesn’t help matters. It's often why ethical businesses struggle so much. Producing a sustainable high-quality product from ethical supply chains of course costs a little more. The paradox though is that people often find themselves buying two cheap poorly made unethical products that fall apart quickly, when for the same price they could have bought one ethically made higher quality product, that also helps the more vulnerable of our global citizens work their way out of poverty. Such a purchasing philosophy is also less damaging on the environment. Less will always be more when it comes to ethical purchasing & sustainability.

A SPECIAL ETHICAL OFFER FOR BUSINESSES ON WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

RREPP as a social enterprise creates 100% Organic and Fairtrade certified Tee’s and School Uniform Polo’s. Our quality ring spun organic cotton Tee’s are normally $39.00 each. Yet until the 20th June we are going to be offering businesses a 2 FOR 1 offer. Effectively making the cost of buying one of our Tee’s just $19.50.  So for every T-shirt you buy from us before the 20th June, we will give you another one FREE OF CHARGE.

This may suit a Business that has an event coming up over the next 12 months. Or perhaps a Business needing merchandise gifts for delegates at an upcoming conference. A café owner liking the idea of their staff wearing something sustainable and ethical with their company logo screen printed on the Tee. Or it could be a great ethical end of financial year gift for some of your clients.

This is your chance to buy ethical, and for a price that won’t break your budget. We only have approx 400 Tee’s in stock at the moment to giveaway at this 2 for 1 $19.50 price tag.

So drop me a line if you are interested at [email protected].  The deadline is 20th June.

#purchasingwithpurpose #yourvoiceisyourchoice #fairtrade #organic #coztheplanetswatching #worlddayagainstchildlabour     

Scott Goddard & The RREPP Team
Founding Director
Chief Purpose & Vision Officer

m. 0422 004 954
e. [email protected]
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 the power of leadership on Saturday 12th June 2021

A Founding Director With Purpose

I absolutely thrive at the challenge of being the Founding Director of RREPP. A business that strives for transparency and fairness by putting the environment and the people who make our products first. It's what Fairtrade is all about.

As you know, one of our products is our range of Fairtrade certified Match and International Match quality Sports Balls. The Best & Fairest in Australia. Perfect for Schools and Sporting Clubs wishing to add a social justice component into their sporting programs. Such a small purchasing policy change, yet something that will have a massive positive impact on peoples lives and their communities who are rarely given a voice.

So contact me direct at [email protected] if you are interested in making the change to RREPP in 2020. Our next ordering deadline is only 2 weeks away on the 1st October, with all deliveries being made at the beginning of the new year in 2020. Coz the planet's watching !

 

Scott Goddard
Founding Director
m. 0422 004 954

e. [email protected]
www.rrepp.com.au

Posted in the power of leadership on Thursday 19th September 2019

DARING TO LEAD !

Taking on a Leadership role is never easy. It generally means changing the status quo, exposing some untold truths, and making people feel uncomfortable. Yet in 2017 RREPP successfully turned one of the most exploitive and dirtiest industries in the world, into one of the fairest socially and cleanest environmentally.

The cotton supply chain RREPP supports is 100% Fairtrade and Organic certified. It includes third party auditing bodies to ensure standards are adhered to, combined with ISO 9001 and OE 100 quality certifications. So what we have created as a business is a supply chain unlike any other, being both socially responsible and sustainable in a mainstream industry that embraces neither of these two qualities. 

Yet the iceing on the cake comes from the Organic side of our business. 99.3% of the worlds cotton is grown conventionally. What this means is that pesticides and other toxic chemicals are used on mass in the production of the cotton garments that all of us wear everyday. Just as alarming is the fact that to produce just one single t-shirt, 2700 litres of water is required which is an ongoing ticking time bomb environmentally, especially when water has become such a precious commodity..

So RREPP is one of the 0.7% of businesses that is growing their cotton organically, and the environmental statistics achieved from this are pretty impressive:

1) 91% reduced blue water consumption
2) 70% reduced acidification potential
3) 62% reduced non renewable energy demand
4) 46% reduced global warming potential
5) 26% reduced eutrophication potential from soil erosion 

So what will it be for your School or Business in 2018 - RREPP's Inconvenient Truth, or the Garment Industries Reassuring Lie ? The clock is ticking !

Scott Goddard
Founding Director

m. 0422 004 954
e. [email protected]
www.rrepp.com.au

* RREPP was awarded the highest A+ ranking in Australia by Baptist World Aid in their 2017 Ethical Fashion Report 

Posted in the power of leadership on Sunday 21st January 2018

Travel Company Flies High In Social Responsibility Space

We love any business that is serious about it's Social Responsibility, and Flight Centre's Corporate Division FCM Travel Solutions is certainly right up there with the best of them. A highly successful Company with a work hard play hard ethic that also encompasses numerous hands on social justice initiatives within their winning formula. FCM operates over a network spanning 87 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and the America's.

The organisation recently contacted RREPP to supply a bulk order of our Organic & Fairtrade certified black cotton tees for their staff who had signed up to be part of a humanitarian project in Cambodia through Habitat for Humanity Australia. Habitat for Humanity has a vision that everyone should have a safe and decent place to live, with the organisation also addressing things like land security, clean water, sanitation and educational issues across numerous developing countries throughout the world.

So on the 10th October, 64 team leaders and support staff from FCM in Australia, descended upon Phnom Penh with the goal of building 6 houses for Cambodian families living in poverty and with medical conditions such as HIV. Singapore airlines also came on board as their platinum sponsor, and staff undertook months of fundraising to help make it all happen. As part of the project, future homehomers were also encouraged to help with the building works, and as a consequence, strong bonds were forged between local families and the volunteers.

FCM employees around the country are passionate about making a difference not just in their own local communities yet also on a global stage, and this is what sets this business apart from the mainstream pack. Their socially aligned philosophies are a key ingredient for their own success, and is why they are recognised as one of the leading Corporate Travel Companies in the world today. The week wrapped up in Cambodia with a dedication ceremony where the families were handed the keys to their new homes, and a celebratory lunch was shared by all. Congratulations to FCM's G.M James Kavanagh, People Works Leader Alison Causebrook, and charity partner Habitat for Humanity Australia, for helping create a life changing experience for so many.

Great Company, Awesome Culture, Outstanding Vision.

Scott Goddard
Founding Director rrepp
m. 0422 004 954
e. [email protected]
www.rrepp.com.au

rrepp on YouTube
rrepp Testimonials

Posted in the power of leadership on Sunday 13th November 2016

Sydney School first for FAIRTRADE UNIFORMS

It is our privilege to announce that the first Sydney based school, and one of the first schools nationally, will now have their students wearing RREPP'S quality 100% Organic & Fairtrade certified School Uniform Polo's at the start of the new school year in 2017. The School's P&C uniform shop committee, backed by their Principal, overwelmingly supported making the change to Fairtrade. And what a great way for their students to learn more about what purchasing ethically means, especially in regards to helping alleviate poverty for workers, families and communities who are rarely given a voice.

Organic cotton is also one of the healthiest natural fibres on the planet for our kids to wear on their skin. No chemicals used at the cotton growing level, no toxic plastics or unfriendly polyesters, and only GOT's approved dyes applied to all our finished products. RREPP'S full supply chain from grower right through to the last stitch being applied is socially conscious, sustainable, low impact environmentally, with our workers being looked after and paid fairly under Fairtrade standards. A vast contrast to a mass producing, rapacious garment industry that presently embraces little, if any, of these important values.

So a massive congratulations to our first school for their ethically aligned 'Think Globally, Act Locally' approach to their purchasing, and for finding reasons to change to Fairtrade, rather than finding reasons not to. To find out more, or if you would like one of our Polo samples sent out to your Uniform Shop Committees, then simply contact Scott Goddard at [email protected] . Or if you would like to know more about RREPP in less than 60 seconds, then enjoy our new look promo video 'No Blood, No Sweat, No Tears'  HERE  (Note: All New School Uniform Polo orders need to be made by 30th September 2016 to meet 2017 deadlines)

Is your School ready to make the SWAP to Fairtrade ?

Scott Goddard
Founding Director rrepp
m. 0422 004 954
e. [email protected]
www.rrepp.com.au

Posted in the power of leadership on Monday 25th July 2016

subscribe

Enter your details to receive rrepp newsletter and blog updates