1. What does Loop upcycle textiles into?

We have the creative capacity to craft a diverse array of products, from tote bags and duffle bags to pencil cases, bucket hats, lunch bags, rags and many more. The possibilities are boundless. However, the specific product options are contingent upon the type of material, as well as considerations of sizing and quality. Take a look at our product showcase on our upcycling page or our client case studies for some examples.

2. What happens to textiles that can't be upcycled?

Textiles that are too dirty or old to be upcycled into new items, including scraps leftover from the upcycling process, will be recycled.

3. Who does Loop work with?

We support small and large businesses across all industries, Australia-wide, including the resources, government, healthcare and service industries to name a few.

4. Do you accept donations?

We cannot currently accept donations. Our services are provided at a cost. However there are ways you can support our organisation via partnership and sponsorship. Click here.

5. Who do we employ?

Through our partnerships with community organisations such as Mercy Care, we provide employment and training opportunities for members of the community experiencing vulnerability, such as refugees, new migrants, survivors of domestic violence and more. Through our services, we engage the participants in our training and employment programs to upcycle, rebrand and dismantle textiles.

6. What is the turnaround time for your upcycling services?

We will provide transparent communication regarding the anticipated project turnaround times before production commences. Estimated times may fluctuate depending on the project’s size and unique requirements.

7. What happens to the proceeds from Loop’s servics?

The proceeds from our services are reinvested into our programs and initiatives, allowing us to continue making a positive impact in our community and for the environment.

8. Upcycling vs recycling?

Recycling involves the destruction of waste in order to create something new, whereas upcycling takes waste and creates something new from it in its current state.

9. Are you able to provide marketing material?

Yes. We regularly take photos and videos of the entire upcycling process. We are also able to sew labels specific to your company into each product (more information on this in our product guide). Follow us on Linkedin, Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop! @loopupcycling

10. Delivery/Pick-up

You have the option of delivering your material to our warehouse or we can organise pick up for a fee.

11. Is Loop Upcycling a registered nonprofit organisation?

Loop Upcycling operates as a social enterprise. While we’re not a registered nonprofit, our primary focus is on social and environmental impact.

12. How can I stay updated on Loop Upcycling news and events?

To stay in the Loop (pun intended!), follow us on our social media channels and subscribe to our newsletter. We regularly share updates, stories, and upcoming events.

We hope these FAQs have answered your questions about Loop Upcycling. If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your support!