How we are stopping beautiful and useful items going to landfill
When you step inside one of The Sewing Basket shops you will marvel at the colour, quality, and range of products on offer – and you'll be drawn to our friendly team.
The shops in Newington and Balmain and Kincumber are staffed by people with disability and volunteers. All fabrics and patterns, patchwork, embroidery materials, knitting and crochet yarn, haberdashery, and more have been donated by the community.
This means when you shop with us, you are diverting beautiful and useful pre-loved items from landfill.
According to April 2021 data from the Ministry for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Australians discard close to 800,000 tones of clothing and textiles annually or about 15 tonnes every 10 minutes.