Dinosaur Designs | Corporate Responsibility
Dinosaur Designs is an Australian owned company with a fundamental and ongoing commitment to manufacturing the brand’s core ranges in Australia. All of Dinosaur Designs’ resin products – homewares and jewellery - are made by hand in our Sydney studio to the highest standards. Our manufacturing exceeds all Australian standards for pay, working conditions and health and safety. We proudly employ over 80 Australians in our workshops and stores.
We also take our environmental responsibilities as a company very seriously, and have implemented policies to minimize waste of all types. We are constantly looking for ways to further reduce our impact on the environment, from the practices in our workshops to the products we use in our offices.
As we expand our collections and introduce new elements such as textiles, brass jewellery, metal and ceramic homewares, we find that we need to move beyond our core manufacturing expertise. These exciting new additions to our business require the expertise of partners who share our values and have artisan skills not available in our workshop. Some of these partners are local (such as the wonderful Queen B team who help us create our pure Australian beeswax candles) and others (such as the fifth generation weaving and dyeing artisans in India who to create our beach towels in collaboration with Jac + Jac) are located overseas. Much of our brass jewellery is made by skilled crafts people in Indonesia, as are some of our brass bowls. Our copper, brass and silver plated homeware are made by artisans in India to the highest standards. In every instance, we go to great lengths to ensure that our partners share our values and ethics; each has been chosen for their craftsmanship, their ethos, their working practices and their commitments to their staff.
These elements manufactured outside our workshop remain a small part of the Dinosaur Designs business – less than 5% of production – nevertheless we felt it important to share this information with you. Should you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe in supporting organisations and people who make the world a beautiful and interesting place through art, music, dance, and literature or who work tirelessly to protect the environment.
Dinosaur Designs is a founding supporter of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, since its inception in 1991 and continues to support the museum through its Ambassador Programme.
Dinosaur Designs is a founding and continuing supporter of the Art Gallery of NSW's Contemporary Collections Benefactors. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
In celebration of 20 years since their own graduation from COFA, the Dinosaurs inaugurated the annual Dinosaur Designs award and prize for a graduating student of COFA. www.cofa.unsw.edu.au
Louise Olsen is an ambassador for the National Disability Association’s projectABLE, a care careers initiative aimed at recruiting younger skilled workers into the disability sector. www.nds.org.au
Dinosaur Designs has created unique handmade resin trophies for a number of amazing organizations including;Tropfest, Sydney Film Festival, IN Design Awards, Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney and Cottesloe).
Australian Women in Construction Industry awards www.nawic.com.au
Australians in Film awards www.australianinfilms.org
The Australian Ballet’s Young Dancer of the Year Awardwww.beinvolved.com.au/spo-arts-a-community/the-australian-ballet/peoples-choice-awards
RMIT's annual Scally Award.
The Australian Conservation Foundation receive a donation from Dinosaur Designs as a percentage of profits from the Rainforest collection. https://www.acfonline.org.au
Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy reinterpret the iconic Series 7 chair for Cult Design's Chairity project with proceeds from the auction donated to the Redfern Foundation
Dinosaur Designs also supports:
Craft Victoria www.craft.org.au
The Sydney Children's Hospital www.sch.edu.au
Camp Quality www.campquality.com.au
The National Breast Cancer Foundation www.nbcf.org.au
The Children's Cancer Institute of Australia www.ccia.org.au
Veuve Clicquot New Generation Awards
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute http://www.victorchang.edu.au
Anti Slavery Australia http://www.antislavery.org.au
Cancer Council Australia www.cancer.org.au
Dymocks Children's Charity www.dymocks.com.au/childrens-charities
Australian Marriage Equality http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/
The Australian Conservation Foundation http://www.acfonline.org.au
WWF Australia http://www.wwf.org.au
Remembering Riley Foundation http://rileysway.org/about/
Sydney Dance Company https://www.sydneydancecompany.com
Museum of Contemporary Art www.mca.com.au
Australian Design Centre www.australiandesigncentre.com
Bondi Lions http://bondi.nsw.lions.org.au
Starlight Children's Foundation https://starlight.org.au
Hear & Say https://www.hearandsay.com.au
Children's Cancer Foundation https://www.cancercouncil.com.au
Make a Wish Foundation https://www.makeawish.org.au
Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation https://www.sbcf.org.au
National Breast Cancer Foundation http://nbcf.org.au
Kakota Track Foundation https://ktf.ngo
Variety The Children's Charity https://www.variety.org.au/nsw/
Mercy Health Australia http://www.mercyhealth.com.au
Cancer Council Australia http://www.cancer.org.au