When it comes to engaging with community initiatives and charities, we focus our support with these key partners that address the issues that continue to threaten the happiness, health and future of our country’s youth.
Oasis Youth Support Network is The Salvation Army’s response to youth homelessness in Sydney’s inner city. Oasis provides more than 25 programs and services that offer critical points of intervention and support for homeless and disadvantaged young people. From accommodation, right through to case management, education and training, Oasis works to re-establish choice, self worth, and confidence in a safe environment. General Pants have been an on-going partner for over 5+ years.
One Night Stand was born from Jamie Green’s own experience with hardship in 2010. Once back on his feet, Jamie decided that he wanted to help others who were facing hard times. With his background in business he founded ONE NIGHT STAND sleepwear — a label that supports young people sleeping rough with every sale. With every sale of the sleepwear (through General Pants stores) a meal is provided through our Australian giving partner, Ozharvest.
They run an awesome food rescue and delivery service, ensuring all the meals we can provide are healthy and sustainable. On top of that 50% of our profits go towards funding projects that provide shelter and employment opportunities for homeless youth. We always aim to maximise the impact we can have as a brand, so these programs are decided on a per annum basis.
Minus18 create events, resources and volunteer opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people. We're smashing homophobia and transphobia Australia wide to create a place where LGBTI youth can be their true selves and unlock their full potential.
ETHICAL MANUFACTURING STANDARDS
General Pants has agreements with the manufacturers of clothing, accessories and other merchandise that is made especially for us.
Under those agreements, the manufacturers and suppliers are required to agree not to use child labour and to only use workers aged 15 and older. They also are required to comply with all labour law and legislation of the country in which it operates, to provide a healthy and safe environment for their workers, to endorse and embrace environmental management policies by not polluting the environment and to comply with internationally recognised ethical manufacturing standard.