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.


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 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. Also, our customer by giving a gold coin donation for gift wrapping are also helping to save them. So, thanks for the support!


e sponsor two children and have done for many years plus we donate an additional $30 per month to stopping child slavery and trafficking  this equals $1080 each and every year so far over $10,800


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.

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

DFG girls have given dignity and self-value so they can become equal participants and agents in social change. Their vision, to have every woman and girl in the world with access to quality sustainable hygiene products and health education. Can you imagine missing school for a week every month and sitting on your bed on leaves or bark or even worse banished to a dirty mud hut for a week? 

This breaks my heart, so our commitment from 2017 to donate $50.00 per month this will help to buy fabric etc. for approximately 5 kits per month. That’s 5 girls whose live will be changed!

12 x 5 = 60 Girls!!! OR it would buy at least 65 face washes (for 65 +kits) OR briefs for approx. 12 kits (2 pr. Per kit)

What’s in the kit? Each washable kit contains 2 shields, 8 liners a pair of underwear, a washcloth, 2 zip lock bags all contained in a drawstring bag to maintain privacy. Each kit gives a girl 8 months of living back in just 3 years.

How can you help? Buy supporting small local ethical brands you personally support global change; you help us to do good the good that big corporations don’t do as they put profit before people. Or you can go directly to a cause close to your heart and donate and it doesn’t need to be big remember what just a dollar a day can do.

Sir David Attenborough has expressed his views on gender equality,  he has talked at length about how women are key to the future of the planet. In doing so, he said the only way we can halt overpopulation is by ensuring women have the vote, a decent education and political freedom across the world.

“Where women are given the rights over their own bodies; where they have political independence; where they have medical facilities to enable them to control the number of children they bear; where they are literate; where they have the vote; When those things happen, the birth rate falls. And that is a great start so that should be a lesson to us as to why we should send more help and not less to the parts of the world that face those problems.”

Exactly why we are passionate about supporting positive global change!

This are just a few things we support, there is a lot on a local level at schools and other charitable donations, but these are our major commitments:

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