Artwork by Ezra W Smith (@ezra_w_smith)

threadbare assembly

Threadbare Assembly was born in the bathroom...

A shirt button kept coming undone and off we went on a wild adventure of how we might just be able to build a business around encouraging women to wear what they already own; with a little alteration here or a chopped off sleeve there, to create something lovable once more.

Australians send, on average, 23kg of clothing to landfill each year (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics) which is the equivalent of 23 pineapples or approximately 96 pairs of denim shorts.

By mending, altering and upcycling we are tackling textile waste one garment at a time.

Do you know what is in your wardrobe? Is there a dress you haven’t worn since 1998 but it has sentimental value and you can’t bear to part with it? Or perhaps a skirt with a broken zip that has been in a drawer since you got excited and climbed on a table at your work Christmas party 3 years ago? Then get in touch and we will chat about how we can bring it back to life for you.

Threadbare Assembly - Wear what you own.

ROSIE, Founder

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to start a business but I never knew what I wanted to do. One day an idea came to me and I got lost in an endless rabbit hole around the damaging effects that the fashion industry has on both the environment and human beings. From that day on I vowed to create a business with a difference. The ambition being to encourage positive behaviour changes around our consumption habits. If by creating Threadbare Assembly we can inspire a few people to start making a difference, we know we can create a bigger wave of change makers.

I have creativity in my blood and this is both an outlet for that but also to be a genuine lesson to our future generations in how we can better take care of our planet. I am very approachable and welcome all conversation around this topic.

BERNIE, Chief of Morale

Everyone needs a furry counterpart. Bernie is always on time to work and is the most lovable, loyal employee. Sometimes eating, and often sleeping, on the job he can be a little unreliable when it comes to finishing his tasks but he makes up for it with cuddles and doing 'paw' on demand. He takes his responsibilities as Chief of Morale very seriously and can always be relied upon to put a smile on your face no matter whether your day is darkened by the sewing machine jamming or there being a global pandemic ruining the year.