ABOUT US

Our Story

Loop is a WA social enterprise and Australia’s first corporate upcycling company. Loop was founded in 2017 to minimise corporate textile waste and create meaningful social
impact in Australia. Loop’s mission is to reduce the 800,000 tonnes of textiles that Australia sends to landfills each year and to create training and employment opportunities for people living with disadvantages.

We work with companies to develop unique and innovative programs to deal with redundant
uniforms – diverting them from landfills and upcycling them into new, useful products, such as tote
bags, duffle bags, hats, backpacks and much more. Loop supports new migrants and refugees, those in the justice system, living with a disability, suffering from mental illness, victims of domestic violence, the homeless and older Australians.

Social and Environmental Impact

Our Why

Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles in the world, discarding close to 800,000
tonnes of clothing and textiles each year, at a rate of 15 tonnes every 10 minutes. Australians
reportedly consume around 39, 41kg of textiles per person, annually. Australia has historically lagged behind most other countries in both recognising and dealing with
the textile waste problem. Textiles until very recently weren’t even recognised as a waste stream
by local or federal governments. People would concentrate on the traditional waste streams of
paper, glass and plastic bottles without understanding that 70% of the world’s textiles contain
exactly the same chemicals.

LOOP aims to minimise our environmental impact through circular economy practices. The circular economy is focused on community-based recovery, remanufacture, resale, distribution or upcycling of used and discarded items (eg. textiles, electronic goods) for sustainable product stewardship, and the benefit of our communities and environment.

Our mission is to reduce corporate waste, while providing purpose and meaning to our community through a highly-creative and environmentally sustainable remanufacturing process.

Let's Upcycle Together

Let's work together to create products from your companies discarded textiles

LOOP Upcycling partnerships

Let's work together to reduce your textile waste and create meaningful social impact!

OUR TEAM

Our Team

Dwayne Rowland

Founder

Lucy Tomassini

Projects & Partnership Manager

Liz Moss

Director

Kylie Hansen

Impact Management

Sven Stenvers

Director

Jane Ziemons

Training & Product Development

Noriko Suizu

Training & Product Development
FEEDBACK

Our Testimonials

"The LOOP program is both innovative and impactful in its social and environmental outcomes. We are thrilled with the results and excited about what’s possible working together to grow our partnership"

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Mr Robert Wood
Head of Group Sustainability Virgin Australia

The act of transforming our old workwear into the Railway Bear is more than just changing its form; it is the product of our journey to become Arc Infrastructure and part of team’s commitment to support the communities in which we operate and leaving a lasting positive impact on those neighbourhoods looking for a hand up, not a hand out. The positive outcomes from the upcycling project are testament to what can be achieved when creative ideas are connected with opportunities to delivery real and meaningful outcomes

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Mr Paul Larsen
Arc Infrastructure CEO

"The LOOP program is both innovative and impactful in its social and environmental outcomes. We are thrilled with the results and excited about what’s possible working together to grow our partnership"

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Peter Bennett
Clough CEO and Managing Director