Donations

We accept financial and material donations

Financial Donations

Every piece you buy from our shop or have altered at our studio contributes to our social enterprise and keeps our seamstresses employed. If you don’t see what you’re looking for and would like to support us, we also happily accept donations. As we are a not-for-profit organisation, your donation is tax-deductible.

 

If you would like to donate a larger amount please contact us at [email protected]

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Material Donations

Donating fabric and sewing supplies directly provides assistance to our staff and students.

  

We rely heavily on the kindness and compassion of our local community, and are so thankful for the regular fabric donations that we receive. Donated fabric supplies provide assistance to our alterations and repairs team, and to our Cert III Textiles students. Many of our students don't have the expendable income for fabric and haberdashery, and having access to our storeroom directly enriches their tertiary education.  

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Fabric & Sewing Supplies

We accept fabric donations of 1+ meters, preferably on the roll. We love fabrics in natural fibers and block colors, think linens, heavy and light weight cottons, velvets, along with fabrics suited for soft furnishings, personal accessories and apparel. We will also happily accept cotton thread, zips, elastic, trims, and haberdashery. If you think you have something suitable, please get in touch with our studio to see what items we are currently able to accept.  

 

Please ensure all fabrics and supplies donated are without faults or damage. We are unable to accept scrap or cut pieces, half-assembled projects or used linens and clothing. 

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Machines

Straight sewers and overlockers, that are in good working order and have all their correct attachments are also welcome donations. 

 

These can either be used by Second Stitch during workshops or gifted on to our students.

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Volunteer

Donating your time is also a huge helping hand. Send us an email at [email protected] and we'll be in touch! 

Please also make sure all donations are clean, not dusty, and neatly packed. We spend many hours sorting donations, and taking those initial steps really helps our staff. Thank you! 

Please call our studio & make an appointment to drop off your donation