How We Started
Chatty Tees was created by Michelle Stewart, a graphic and web designer on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It’s a forward-thinking region with environmental and community values at its heart. As a designer, Michelle has worked with many local charities and community groups to design branding, campaigns and event collateral. Through this experience, Michelle witnessed the amount of effort, time and frustration that charities face when raising awareness and fundraising for the important service they provide to the community.
The people who work in charities are all stars in Michelle’s eyes. She wanted to find an easier way to improve their fundraising efforts and leverage their resources so they can focus more on the good work they do and less on the time and cost intensive fundraising strategies. With a bit of research and after many conversations, Michelle discovered that most charities didn’t have an online merchandise store – but not for lack of interest. They simply don’t have the budget, skills or resources to manage one. Michelle started Chatty Tees Australia to combine her skills in design and merchandise sales with her passion to support Australian charity organisations. Chatty Tees is a friendly, local merchandise design and sales service for charities, donating profits back to local causes.