Your donation will make a huge difference

By supporting The Social Studio you are supporting marginalised refugee youth to find their voice, express their creativity, and provide the building blocks towards work and learning within the creative industries and beyond.

  • $25 provides a student with a sewing starter kit
  • $50 provides pattern-making paper for a whole class
  • $100 funds a creative workshop for 12 refugee youth
  • $1000 funds a semester of tuition and materials for one student
  • $2,700 supports an internship at The Social Studio for one young person

Introducing Common Thread

A membership program for regular donors, Common Thread is the name we’ve given to our team of incredible supporters, our BFFs, our squad.

If you’re in it it’s because you believe in the mission of what we do at TSS and share in our common values of creating opportunity, celebrating creativity and championing the strengths of people from refugee and new migrant backgrounds.

By becoming a Common Thread member, your regular monthly donation will help us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements for refugee and migrant young people. To join the Common Thread, simply enter the amount you would like to donate on a monthly basis. We will then get in touch to officially welcome you to the club!

Perks of a Common Thread membership

Bronze membership (regular donations up to $30/month) 

  • invites to exclusive VIP events
  • A gift from TSS to you on your birthday (members based in Aus only)

Silver membership (regular donations between $31/month – $100/month) 

  • invites to exclusive VIP events
  • A gift from TSS to you on your birthday (members based in Aus only)
  • Early bird access to TSS events (such as ‘meet the maker’ events, VIP shopping nights)

Gold membership (regular donations over – $100/month) 

  • invites to exclusive VIP events
  • A gift from TSS to you on your birthday (members based in Aus only)
  • Early bird access to TSS events (such as ‘meet the maker’ events, VIP shopping nights)
  • 2x free passes to TSS’s Melbourne Fashion Festival events (held annually in March)

 

FABRIC DONATIONS

We are happy to receive fabric donations. We prefer fabric on the roll to small off-cuts. Please contact us to discuss your donation, so we can ensure we have adequate storage space and discuss logistics of delivery.

We accept the following materials:

  • Fabrics of all kinds preferably pieces that are 1m + or on rolls, and clean.
  • Notions (including: buttons, thread, bias tape, ribbon, zippers, needles, trim, etc)
  • Sewing books
  • Sewing related materials: cutting mats, scissors, quilting materials.
  • Unused patterns
  • Quilting materials and tools
  • Domestic and industrial sewing machines in good order
  • Professional irons

We do not accept:

  • Patterns that have been cut out
  • Clothing (new or used)
  • Bedding or curtains
  • Partially assembled projects
  • Scrap remnants

We are a small organization and are not able to pick up your donations.

You can drop off your donations during our shop business hours: 10:30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday

Contact us: 03 9417 2143