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Expressions Australia | Fundraising Tea Towels for Schools Daycares Childcares

A Creative Fundraising Idea for Schools, Clubs and Childcare Centres.

Easy to Run and Everybody loves them. It’s a like a year book on a tea towel.


Are you looking for a feel-good fundraiser for your school, club or childcare centre? To breathe new life into your fundraising efforts? Or perhaps you want to start a new tradition that families will cherish from prep through to graduation?

 We have been a part of the fundraising landscape for over 25 years. Our custom designed and printed tea towels, aprons and bags are a unique, high-quality & healthy choice for your next fundraising project. Not to mention they are fun to create and a special keepsake to treasure for years to come. 

With fast turnaround times, affordable pricing, and easy ordering, our custom printed tea towels are the perfect fundraising solution for any organisation. Order now, add your margin on top and start raising money.

For school and child care fundraising projects, pop over to our sister site to find out more!

Expressions School Tea Towel Fundraising

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to print my tea towels, tote bags or aprons?

The timeframe to custom print personalised cotton or linen tea towels, tote bags and aprons is 5 days plus shipping time. We use Express Post for orders under 50 units and Startrack Couriers for orders over 50 and ship Australia wide. Please note that October - November is peak printing season and the print time increases to 2 weeks plus shipping time.

Please contact us if you have specific deadlines you need to meet.

Where do you source your tea towels, tote bags & aprons?

As we are unable to find an Australian fabric mill, we source our fabrics from an ethical and sustainable supplier overseas.

All our cotton tea towels, aprons & tote bag products are manufactured specifically for us from ethically grown 100% organic cotton in India in a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified factory we have been working with for many years.

We also use 100% environmentally friendly inks – 100% solvent, PVC and phthalate free with approval from the Soil Association of the UK, having successfully met the requirements of GOTS for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.

All of our items are designed, printed and shipped in Australia.

What are the print options for tea towels, tote bags & aprons?

We offer screen printing and full colour digital printing on all of our cotton & linen tea towels, tote bags & aprons.

Screen printing is ideal for one to three colour designs or those that require a high level of vibrancy as the inks used in screen printing are applied as solid colours and are thicker than those used in digital printing.

Our screen printing ink is colourfast, fade resistant and long wearing. Choose from our standard range of colours or inquire about the use of PMS (Pantone Matching System) colours and metallic.

How does it work?

A negative of your design is ‘burned’ onto a silk screen which is stretched tightly over a metal frame. The screen is placed directly on the product and the ink is machine-squeegeed over the screen with the ink only slipping through the unprinted areas of the screen revealing the design on the product. The inks are then set using a heat tunnel, folded and packed.
This method can be used for single or multiple colours designs using our 100% environmentally friendly water based inks. They are 100% solvent, PVC and phthalate free with approval from the Soil Association of the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.

Digital printing is the best option for intricate, detailed designs such as photographs, watercolour artworks or any designs with 5 or more colours.
If you only require a smaller print run there is minimal set-up involved in this style of printing therefore a lower minimum order quantity is possible.

How does it work?

Digital printing is a newer technology where artwork is processed through a computer and printed directly onto the product using eco-friendly ink (Oeki-Tex 100 certification). Using CMYK plus White a broad colour range and photographic results can be achieved.

What is the maximum print area for tea towels, tote bags & aprons?

Our large custom printed premium quality tea towels are 50cm x 70cm with a large print area of 40cm x 60cm (artwork can be portrait or landscape)

Sturdy organic cotton tote bags are 40cm x 45cm with a 10cm gusset and 55cm handles. The print area for custom printed tote bags is 30cm w x 34cm h

Personalised durable high quality organic cotton aprons are 85cm high x 70cm wide.

For Screening Printing Only Print Area: 58cm high, 20cm wide top of bib, 40cm wide at base

Screen Print Area: 58cm high, 20cm wide top of bib, 40cm wide at base

Digital Print Area: 20cm wide x 30cm high.

For larger print areas please contact us for a quote.

What are the fabric options?

Tea Towels - Custom printed with your artwork, tea towels are our most popular product – large, premium quality 100% organic cotton and cotton/linen blend tea towels crafted for clean crisp print and lint free drying.

Premium 100% Organic Cotton Collection – white, natural unbleached (250gsm)

Premium 50% Linen / 50% Cotton Blend Collection – white (250gsm)

Premium 100% Linen Collection – white (245gsm) - please note our 100% linen is from a different supplier and not organic certified.

Sturdy Cotton Tote Bags - Spacious, versatile and environmentally friendly premium custom printed 100% cotton tote bags. Acts as the perfect mini-billboard for your business as they’re used in public so often, an ideal grocery, gym or overnight tote.

Fabric available: 100% Cotton (250gsm)

Colours available: black, navy, white and natural

Custom Printed Cotton Aprons- Durable, high quality, 100% cotton personalised adult aprons with adjustable neck strap. A popular choice for branded merchandise. Also a great personalised gift idea for friends & family who
love to spend time in the kitchen.

Fabric available: 100% Cotton (250gsm)

How do I supply the artwork?

Please supply your artwork for your custom printed tea towels, tote bags and aprons in one of the below formats.

We can accept your artwork as high resolution PDF, JPEG or specified adobe formats. Please check out Artwork Specifications. Alternatively you can Design Your Own or upload your artwork and pay via our Shop.