Why the Tiger?
Many years of industry experience in recycling and re-appropriating resources has led us to take a closer look at the crazy world of fast fashion.
Using insiders, we have managed to negotiate the multifaceted world of greenwashing and have found true ethically produced merchandise.
Gareth, the founder of Striped Tiger, has seen first-hand the appalling conditions some factory workers endure.
After a successful trip to India, and some soul searching, he vowed to set up a sourcing company for the best solutions available -
a mission that never stops.
It was while travelling the southern hemisphere he was told the story of the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine, he realised that this was the perfect symbol of why changing our buying habits is necessary now.
On the 7th September 1936, only two months after the species was granted protected status, the last known thylacine died from exposure at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, this is why Australia has a National Threatened Species Day on the 7th of September.
“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." - Mahatma Gandhi