Why is this important to Showpo?

Philanthropy is extremely important to Showpo. As a company who uplifts, we also support. Our philanthropy actions to date have been based on where we can make the most impact. The partnerships we have created with our chosen organisations have allowed us to support and give back to communities and individuals who are in need. As a company, we view philanthropy as a responsibility, one that we continuously strive to achieve. The purpose of this section is to outline our efforts so far and what we have planned within this space.

As a customer-focused company, we hope to make fashion accessible, and also hope to help improve the world our customer lives in by serving and investing in the communities we’re a part of.

What have we already done in this area?

We believe in forming meaningful long term partnerships with our chosen charity partners, this way we ensure that we can focus our efforts to generate the largest impact. To date, we’ve donated over $138,000 to our charity partners.

The Hunger Project

Showpo has partnered with The Hunger Project who are on a mission “to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.”

We’ve worked with the Hunger project for some time now. Prior to Covid-19 restrictions, Showpo held two sample sales a year open to the public where profits were donated to The Hunger Project.

To date we've donated over $96, 000 to The Hunger Project through our sample sales.

Thread Together

We have recently partnered with a new charity partner we’re really proud of; Thread Together aim “To bring Dignity & Hope, by delivering new, good quality clothing and shoes to people in our community who are doing it tough”

Thread Together supports people who are homeless, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, survivors of domestic violence, refugees and the long term unemployed. Thread Together supports people in need of clothing to enable them to feel safe and warm, or people seeking clothing for a new job, they also work around the country supporting disaster relief, drought, fire and flood.

To date, we’ve donated over 20,000 items of clothing & $2,500 of donations to Thread Together. We’re excited to continue to support them with volunteering and further donation & fundraising efforts.

What are we planning to do in this area?

The Hunger Project

COVID-19 restriction pending, we will resume our bi-yearly sample sales where we accumulate our donation for The Hunger Project.

Thread Together

  • Continue donation of excess samples
  • COVID-19 restrictions pending, we plan to set up a roster of volunteer days for our staff to attend the Thread Together premises and assist where needed
  • Showpo X Thread together styling days whereby we help dress those in need etc.

What are our targets and how are we measuring our success?

What are our targets and how are we measuring our success?

  • We aim to have one social initiative per month, we know consistency is key in driving impact for our partners
  • We aim for each member of our Showpo team to donate 10 hours each per year to volunteering
  • Introduce a Mentorship + Internship program - focus on diversity & underrepresented communities