I’m Dan (right) and that’s Ed on the left. We’re the co-founders of two businesses. The first is TradeMutt, a social enterprise workwear brand, and the second is TIACS, a free text and call counselling service for blue collar workers.
Ed and I were chippies when we met on a job site in Brisbane in 2014.
In 2015, I tragically lost one of my best mates to suicide. That was a call I’ll never forget. Ed was the bloke that helped me process my grief, but our conversations that followed made us realise one key thing: although mental health is a serious topic why would anyone want to talk about something seemingly so dark and scary? We needed to find a way to brighten up the conversation.
On the 15th of March 2018, TradeMutt was born. We created funky workwear designed to start conversations about mental health and make the invisible impossible to ignore. We made it onto the 6pm news and overnight we had shirts starting conversations across the country. The shirts worked! But what if someone starts a conversation and needs further professional support?
That’s why we created TIACS. A free text and call counselling service for Australia’s tradies, truckies, farmers, and blue collar workers or anyone that cares about them. Text or call on 0488 846 988 to book your first free appointment with a counsellor today. Plus, you’ll talk to the same counsellor every time.
What we sell is not just a work shirt. It's a powerful tool to help open up genuine and honest conversations on site, at home, among mates or with complete strangers, but most importantly, it should serve as a reminder that You'll Never Walk Alone.
Dan & Ed #ynwa
Features Of A TradeMutt Shirt
The Funky Pattern
The loud and lairy patterns are designed to stand out from the crowd.
This Is A Conversation Starter
Because that's exactly what these shirts are supposed to do.
The Pocket Flap QR Code
Watch the TradeMutt TEDxTalk or connect with a counsellor at TIACS.
You'll Never Walk Alone.
The Australian Red Cattle Dog that inspired the TradeMutt logo.
Sharing Stories Saves Lives
We love hearing and sharing stories of conversations you've started because of your TradeMutt shirt.
Every month, we pick out our favourite TradeMutt stories from our community and send out a $100 gift voucher.
To win, simply post your story to your preferred social channel and tag @TradeMutt or email us at email@example.com.
We can't wait to hear from you!
50% Of Our Profits Fund TIACS
TIACS is the free mental health counselling service for tradies, truckies, rural and blue collar workers and those who care about them.