SQ World

Be the change you want to see in the world

Our community, our World

Here at The SQ Studio we don’t just preach ethical, encourage slow fashion, and buy locally we put our money where our mouth is!

We support and promote many great causes that benefit the community, the planet and simply make the world a better place. Our motto is “be the change you want to see in the world” it is simple, we believe small simple steps is all we all need to do to band together to make substantial change.
You do the math.

We have 7.4 billion on the planet and growing if we divide it by 3 as at least 60% of the world is 2nd world we still have 2.46 billion x this by ONLY $1 a day (365 days) this would equal $900 billion per one year in aid or help to those that need it most. See how just a little could make a huge difference we don’t even need to give or do a lot. Just a few of the things we are committed to and why!

Did you know?

Tasmania has already reached net-zero carbon emissions in 2015 because of our vast forest and landscape store more carob then we emit, also we are fully powered by renewable hydro electricity.

OUR 12 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMANDMENTS

We use and promote only GOTS certified organic & sustainable materials

We print our design with Konica Minolta water based inks, or dye using OEKO-TEX®

We design with longevity, not conforming to short term seasonal trends.

We use home-compostable mailing satchels for online orders instead of plastic and only use uncoated Kraft bags in store, but encourage shoppers to bring their own re-useable shopping bags!

We recycled, up-cycle and serprate all waste so to limit any impact on the environment, we re-use off cuts from our factory for linings, pockets or create new products with what it far to small to re-make into something we donate to the local weaving mill to have re-purposed into blankets to create Zero waste closing the loop*.

We support positive global change! We donate to saving the Tasmanian Devil, World Vision (against human trafficking), Day for Girls and many, many more positive organisations that make the world a better place.

We use fair trade ethical global partners who share our own ethos to create without negative impact on the environment or other humans.

We use only uncoated paper or card (easy to recycle uses 1/3 less energy) for our product tags and gift wrapping with natural raffia as ribbon to ensure even our gift wrapping albeit beautiful it also meets our Eco ethos.

We only stock and support small local makers, Australian design or companies that meet our Eco guidelines with sustainable and ethical production.

We set out over 10 years ago with a goal to bring manufacturing back to our island home, you agreed, so we did! Although the journey has been fraught with potholes, we have persisted with nothing more than our passion and our strong unwaverable vision for a sustainable future.

We create local jobs within the manufacturing and retail sectors within Tasmania, Australia #wemadeyourclothes

We are so proud that The SQ Studio and factory is 100% female owned and operated. We have always been committed to providing a strong flexible work environment where women, mothers, makers, students and those with like minded passion can thrive. As a working mother myself, it has always been evident that equality will only happen for women at work, if strong female leaders stand up and take the bull by the horns. So we did!

*A closed loop system is one in which products are designed, manufactured, used and handled so as to circulate within society for as long as possible, with maximum usability, minimum adverse environmental impacts, minimum waste generation, and with the most efficient use of water, energy and other resources throughout the process.

WE SUPPORT

SAVE THE DEVIL APPEAL

We donate annually to Save The Tasmanian Devil, this is something close to our hearts!

As a Tasmanian company we are desperate for the Devil not to have the same plight as the Thylacine.

Our customers can also help to save them by giving a gold coin donation for gift wrapping. We give a big thank you for the support!

WORLD VISION

We sponsor two children and have done for many years.

We also donate an additional $30 per month to stopping child slavery and trafficking equaling $1080 each and every year.

DAYS FOR GIRLS

Since 2017 we have donated $50 per month to Days For Girls Australia a global grass roots non for profit organisation creating a better future for girls by providing advocacy, reproductive health education and sustainable feminine hygiene products.

This is so close to our hearts as NO girl should miss school or be shunned for something that is a natural monthly occurrence.

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LOCAL FAMILY IN NEED

We accidentally came across a local family in need after my father, Bert Bannister, recently went to a snake call out (he is a local snake re-locator), to a family living at Weetah, near Deloraine in Tasmania’s north.

He drove up what he describes as a goat track 20mins into the bush to find a family of 3, father Edward and two beautiful boys Shamus 12 and Jasper 14 and their red dog Ruby, living in a tent and an old caravan with no running water, power or basic amenities.

Dad describes it as 3rd world living conditions but in Australia, the snakes come into the van attracted to the rats, the rats from the bush come looking for the food in the van.

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