Bunnings MATES hoodies

MATES in Construction and Bunnings Trade team up to launch new limited-edition MATES x Bunnings Trade hoodie

It’s the best thing to go on sale since the “Barbenheimer’’ opening weekend. So, if you want to show your support for MATES in Construction, you’ll need to act fast.

MATES in Construction, in partnership with Bunnings Trade, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the highly anticipated MATES x Bunnings Trade hoodie. Hitting Bunnings stores nationwide from 18th August, this year’s hoodie will be available in a new grey colourway sure to be a hit amongst trade and supporters alike.

Following the success of last year's MATES x Bunnings hoodie partnership that raised an astounding $500,000 for MATES in Construction, this year's campaign aims to build on that momentum. The funds raised from the sale of each hoodie will be directly invested in MATES in Construction's critical services, dedicated to preventing suicide and improving mental health within the construction industry.

According to MATES National CEO, Chris Lockwood, "We are immensely grateful for the overwhelming support we received through last year's hoodie campaign. The funds raised enabled us to recruit an additional four frontline personnel, expanding our reach and impact within the construction industry. We are excited about the launch of this year’s MATES x Bunnings Trade hoodie and the opportunity it presents to further our work in the construction industry."

Bunnings Trade General Manager, Rod Caust says “Bunnings is proud to be partnering with MATES in Construction again this year to help raise funds and awareness for mental health support for the trade and construction community.

“Last year’s sell-out hoodie allowed MATES to expand resources for the important work they do in mental health and suicide prevention for our industry and this year’s partnership aims to continue building on this.

“We are really excited to be launching the latest limited-edition version of the co-branded hoodie to raise awareness and funds and prompt our team and customers to check in on a mate,’ said Rod.

By purchasing a hoodie, you can actively contribute to the well-being of construction industry workers, fostering a culture of support and resilience within this community.

MATES x Bunnings Trade hoodies will be available for $49 each with stock limited so be sure to get in quick to ensure you don’t miss out. Last year, overwhelming support meant most hoodies were sold out within a day of going on sale.

MATES in Construction invites everyone to make a difference by purchasing a hoodie. By proudly wearing this iconic garment, you are supporting your mates and demonstrating a commitment to promoting mental health awareness and well-being of construction industry workers. Over 200 Australians working in the construction industry lose their lives to suicide each year, equating to a construction worker taking their own life every second day. Suicide rates for male construction workers are approximately twice that of other industry workers and they are 8 times more likely to die from suicide than from a workplace accident.

To celebrate the partnership and release of the new MATES x Bunnings Trade hoodie, Bunnings Trade will be hosting a national free trade BBQ breakfast (egg & bacon rolls) at all stores in Australia on Friday 18th August from 7am-9am.

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and be part of a movement that positively impacts the lives of construction workers. To find out more about the MATES in Construction and Bunnings Trade partnership and for information on how to donate to MATES head to MATES - Industry Based Suicide Prevention - MATES