Giving Back


As a family company built over generations, we are proud of the quality and longevity of our products that have developed and thrived over 110 years. We have accumulated a depth of knowledge around manufacturing, distribution and utilisation of fabrics for the home. This means we aspire to best practice in each aspect of our business from sustainable and human-centred supply and manufacturing, to sustainable distribution. We are building a foundation to support a sustainable future for our environment, for our industry, and for future generations. We’re working towards making only a positive impact on the world. We can use textiles as a means to bring health, comfort and practicality to homes everywhere. Big dreams start with small steps and we support local initiatives that make a difference to some of the less fortunate in our communities.


Better Homes

Better Homes means using our collective wisdom to support our communities through initiatives that enhance quality housing. 

Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat Curtain Bank provides low income Auckland individuals and whanau with free, full length, lined curtains for their homes. James Dunlop Textiles supports Habitat for Humanity and the Healthy Homes initiative by providing quantities of curtain fabric and lining each year. 

Nepal School Building Fund

This school, located in a remote Nepalese village was devastated by the 2015 earthquake. In association with Accent Curtains in Sydney, $1 for every meter sold from the James Dunlop Essentials Collection was donated to the Nepal School Building Fund. 

I Got Your Back Pack

This non-profit initiative and registered charity is in support of Women’s Refuge. Its sole vision is to support those in crisis as a result of domestic violence, by way of providing backpacks filled with practical and essential items to every woman and child as they enter the support system of Women’s Refuge. In association with Jasmax architects we donated fabric and produced bags for this initiative. 

Ranui Community Centre

This community centre makes quilts for dementia patients. James Dunlop donates fabric for the quilters to create warm quilts for the local facility. 

Corporate Donations

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

2019 is the 49th year of the rescue helicopter service with over 20,000 patients transported so far. 

2018 saw 1000 rescues successfully completed, the numbers for 2019 are set to be higher, with no decrease in the annual trend any time soon!

Operational costs to run and maintain the two $13M rescue helicopters are set around $7500 per rescue. 

These new helicopters fly at 300km per hour & can carry 2 patients with a doctor & paramedic on board.

James Dunlop is proud to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopters by way of a Corporate Donation each year towards their efforts.

Sustainable Futures

Sustainable Futures means looking at ways to build solid foundations for future generations. We achieve this by supporting sustainable global manufacturing and distribution systems that improve human conditions and reduce our environmental footprint. 

Oeko-Tex Certification

James Dunlop Textiles strives to work with mills and fabric suppliers that adhere to the highest possible environmental criteria. Oeko-Tex is regarded to be the gold-standard of textile environmental certification systems. Our Oeko-Tex fabrics are certi ed free from harmful substances and safe for people and the environment. 

Carbon Offsetting

To help offset the carbon emissions created in our industry, the James Dunlop Family Trust have planted hundreds of acres of native trees in Canterbury to create a carbon sink. 

The Love of Bees

Bees are an essential part of pollination and numbers are significantly knocked by the increase in wasps and chemical sprays and we plan to do our bit to encourage their survival. We have established the first of our bee hives near our Auckland Distribution Centre.  In its third season of pollenating the local reserve and native bush, our hives also produce over 30kg of honey each year. 

Plastic Bag reduction

To help the Warkworth Library become plastic bag free, we donated fabric for volunteers to make the first of many hand-crafted library bags for use by patrons. 

Organic Vegetable Gardens

At our Auckland Distribution Centre an organic vegetable and herb garden has been established for our staff and business neighbours (along with the bees) to enjoy.