SEW was established in 2008.

Since that time we have catered an impressive range of conferences and events; a selection appear below. 


Clients from the philanthropic community include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John Monash Foundation, The World Food Program, Westfall Group and Oxfam. 

Clients from the scientific community include the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance, the CSIRO and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. 

Clients from academia include the University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne, Griffith University and the History Teachers Association of Queensland.

Legal sector clients include Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, the Federation of Community Legal Sectors, the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory, the Victorian Bar and and the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

We have also partnered with Amnesty International and Rotary Australia, offering our products for sale at their events. 


Ethical collaborations.

Alongside our conference bag range SEW has created capsule collections with designers, including  Zoe Elizabeth (Australia), the Naked Society (Denmark) and Sidai Designs (UK). 

The SEW for Zoe Elizabeth collection was showcased at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in 2015.

“Every aspect of our contact with SEW was extremely professional and prompt. When we enquired about using them, I don’t believe SEW had previously filled such a large order (300 bags) in one go but that didn’t stop them! The Australia-based team went above and beyond our expectations to find a solution for us.


The bags were of excellent quality and knowing that not only are they made entirely from recycled materials, but that by purchasing these bags we helped make a real difference to the quality of the lives of the women in Tanzania just made them all the more special and unique compared to the usual conference satchel. I for one still use my bag regularly!"

Judith Cox, Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand