For every 10 blankets sold, Seljak donates 1 blanket to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne; an organisation that helps asylum seekers feel welcome, supported + safe in Australia.
Seljak recycles merino wool offcuts from the factory floor of Australia's oldest mill in Tasmania, to make beautiful + unique blankets. The upcycled blankets are made in the same mill where the offcuts are sourced.
Seljak is a 'closed-loop' business, whereby blankets are repurposed + re-manufacture at the end of their life. So one you're finished with your blanket, you can return it free of charge + it will be re-manufactured; where your blanket will go back into the ragger with the other offcuts to be spun into new yarn + made new again. Seljak is a leading example of adopting a 'closed loop' practice; where the same resources are cycled through the same process to make a new product. Minimising waste or no waste at all.
So far Seljak has achieved:
- Diverting 2,000kg of textiles waste from ending up in landfill.
- Donated 114 blankets to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
- Crowdfunded $32,000 to help fund the research + development of upcycling industry textile waste.