First published on 2 Oct 2013. Updated on 19 Feb 2014.
One Seed will be launching their new ethically-made school uniform line this November at the annual Fair@Square event at Federation Square, which celebrates ethically, morally and sustainable behaviour. One Seed has helped to break the poverty cycle for over 100 families through their work in Cambodia over the last seven years, by providing them with fair and ethical work making clothes. Founder Craig Mawdsley, of North Melbourne, started the not-for-profit organisation in 2004 after a trip to Cambodia revealed the hardships faced by impoverished families.
“Not only do we provide them with a sustainable income, training, safe housing, healthy meals, but we offer dignity and self-esteem to those who couldn’t otherwise support themselves,” Mawdsley says.
The uniform line has already attracted the attention of various Victorian primary and high schools, with North Footscray Primary and Alamanda College already selling One Seed products.
One Seed’s uniform line will be available for preview at Fair@Square. The free public event will be held at Federation Square from November 30 to December 1 and will feature a variety of activities including cooking demonstrations, performances and creative displays. Interested schools can register their expressions of interest at the event or through the One Seed website.