Social Responsibility

Ricky Richards is committed to giving back to the community and as a company makes solid effort to support and donate money to many not for profit organisations

Corporate social responsibility is a broad term used to describe a company's efforts to improve society in some way or another. Ricky Richards is committed to giving back to the community and as a company makes solid effort to support and donate money to many not for profit organisations throughout each year.


There are three major charities Ricky partners with:

Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick (SCH) since 1996




Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) since 2015



Bakslap since 2019




How you can help?

Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick (SCH) since 1996
The first Friday of December each year means one thing here at Ricky and that is we give thought to those less fortunate and support our community by raising funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. On this day we donate a percentage of all sales to the Foundations greatest area of need ensuring new equipment and technologies are always in place. If you place an order on this day, you can be sure you have helped raised funds for the SCH and you will receive a certificate of thanks from the team for you to display proudly to your visitors.

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) since 2015
We have a selection of blind and awning fabrics, shade fabrics and marine materials that are in the MIA initiative and by purchasing these textiles, you will assist in the donation we give each year. We donate a percentage of sales from the below to fund a research fellow at MIA as well as being the Principal Partner for the national event, Melanoma March.

The Ricky Richards sun protection fabrics supporting this program include:

Outlook Mode
Outlook Designs
Mode Privacy
Mode Zero
Docril Colours
Docril Designs
Barrington
Coolshade
Ferroshade
Bochini

Bakslap since 2019

You may know that high on the agenda for the Ricky team is to ensure Australians are protected from the sun and its harmful UV rays. Whether it is in the home, at work, at your local park or at a school, a selection of Ricky textiles are suitable for shading products that will assist in providing the protection you need. Along with our 5 year partnership with Melanoma Institute Australia, Ricky is very proud to support Australia’s Biggest Bakslap event each year and get behind the mission of the Bakslap organisation which is to make a dent in sunburn prevention and promote sun safety in Australia. In 2021 we also funded the shade sail competition that was run by the Bakslap team. There was 3 winners (NSW, QLD and VIC) and the winner from each of those states won a fully installed shade sail in their home. Ricky funded the prizes as well as being the major partner for this comp.

Bakslap Campaigns:

Australias Biggest Bakslap

Shade Sail Competition