Our structure explained
We believe that when you shop you are voting with your dollar for the world you wish to see. Our philosophy is buy well, buy less, buy better. We connect our superhero brands with a mindful customer to help them grow their positive impact initiatives. Through transparency, setting up a rating system to ensure every impact stated on here is making meaningful change and our education platform we’re pioneering an alternative way to consume, we’re shaking it up, come and join us!
By choosing ethically you become the solution.
We know shopping GOOD can be challenging. It can require reading labels, researching brands or finding products. Beyond this where can you find a trusted source where you can be guaranteed what you read is correct? This is where The Together Project comes in. We’ve done all the hard work for you!
The Together Project is working towards to be the world’s leading trusted source to shop for product that is aligned with a purpose beyond self-interest. We believe enterprises that turn profits into positive change are the businesses the world needs. We pull all the information together and use expert analysis to give each product an easy to understand impact credibility. With The Together Project you can discover the very best products, services and causes from around the world and learn everything you need to know about social impact enterprises who are creating a revolution in building the world we need.
Brands must meet the standards of our definition of sustainability to be featured in our marketplace, but additionally they must be committed to positive impact work within the communities from where they produce. To us, this impact can be measured most effectively against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and are a driving force in how we model our business efforts. Click through the goals for examples of some of the wonderful work our partners have been doing.
We support the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world.
Beautiful design created to last. Ethical production. Positive impact before profits. Every designer and brand needs to take extreme responsibility for the product they put into the world from the path to purchase to the path beyond the purchase. For us, no product should cause any harm to people or planet in its entire life cycle. Sustainability is the buzzword of the day, but what does it really mean within the context of The Together Project? For us, we take a holistic approach to the definition, focusing on the impact the production of an item has across the following key areas: SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL. Click here to read our Code of Conduct in full.
Brands should be able to show evidence of placing emphasis on the fair treatment of their workers and be able to trace their supply chain. Fair wages, worker safety, gender equity, and a formal statement on workers’ rights are key. Forced and child labour is flatly banned from The Together Project platform.
Priority is given to Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA owned businesses. Brands highlighting the preservation of an indiginous artform must be at least partially-owned by the community where the craft originates from. We have no time for cultural appropriation nor white saviourism.
The use of sustainable materials, especially recycled or upcycled is of utmost importance, as is the brand showing efforts in reducing emissions, water consumption, and waste/wastewater production in their supply chains. When animal products are used, they are by-products of the food industry, non-mulesed wool, and non force-fed feather. Fur and exotic skins are not accepted on The Together Project platform.
Our point of difference is that we work with brands collaboratively so we can all keep improving. No brand is perfect, and by mentoring brands to improve their business practices, we’re striving to put people and planet first. We offer education for brands passionate about improving path to purchase and path beyond purchase. We believe we need to be constantly reassessing and re-evaluating how we can do better, be better. By rethinking together, we’re a tool to change how we design, brand, sell and consume products.
We charge a 20% commission and standard processing fee to our brand partners on each order once the products have sold. Charities and NGOs working on a donation-only cause will not be charged except for process fees only.
Every 12 months at The Together Project we support five organisations who are doing groundbreaking work out in the field. With every purchase you make, we donate and invest from The Together Project’s commission fee (5%) of the product sale to a conscious tax to contribute further to a better and kinder world.
We need nature more than ever. This is a way you contribute to carbon offsetting your purchase. At checkout you are charged US$1 to support planting more trees on our earth. We support Eden Reforestation Projects – a nonprofit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to low socioeconomic communities who they hire to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forests on a massive scale.find out more information here
The Simbi Foundation was started to provide support for underserved and refugee communities who face challenges accessing quality education by creating digital education initiatives. 50% of worldwide refugees are children. Through their BrightBox Macro, a remote, free-standing, solar-powered classroom, repurposed from a shipping container, they provide access to literacy resources for up to 6,000 students at a time.
The Jane Goodall Institute Australia work to promote the conservation of chimpanzees and other great apes (as our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom) and, through their Roots & Shoots program, aim to empower the next generation to be socially and environmentally conscious citizens of our shared planet.
Malpa was founded to address the vast inequality in health between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. They do this by enabling communities to take charge of their own health and education outcomes creating transformative health change. Malpa’s Young Doctors Project is an innovative, culturally derived, community centred approach to achieving strong health and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and contributes to reconciliation.
A nonprofit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to low socioeconomic communities who they hire to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forests on a massive scale. With every US$1 donated we plant 10 trees. The Together Project’s aim is to plant one billion trees back onto our earth in the next 10 years.
Plastic Bank is a social enterprise committed to stopping ocean plastic while providing opportunities for brands to have environmental and social impact and improving the lives of collector communities. They collect plastic waste and reprocess it into Social Plastic. Plastic Bank have recovered over 5.6 million kg of plastic – equivalent to 282 million bottles – since 2018.
At The Together Project we want to make it as easy as possible to buy products that meet your needs, from brands that live up to your expectations in relation to their environmental and social performance and how they impact the planet. We’d love to hear from you with any feedback or comments.