These towels have been collected from Hostpials where they have been used to dry sterilised hands. Normally discarded after a single use, they have been collected then expertly laundered by Laundry Mates, an enterprise wholly owned and operated by people with disability living in or near Echuca, Victoria. The towels are then packed for sale by teams at Ability Works in Kew & Task Force in Echuca.


Little Blue Towels are now being collected from participating Hospitals across Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, throughout the Public and Private sectors.

Full List of Participating Hospitals


100% of Proceeds of the sale of these recycled cotton towels go to the OTIS Foundation which is the legacy of Judy Burley. Throughout her own battle with breast cancer, Judy found great comfort in natural settings, including her rural Victorian property. Her vision was to provide a sanctuary to others facing similar challenges so that they could also benefit from the nurturing, comforting and resorative power of nature while living with serious illness.

The OTIS Foundation provides a network of retreat accommodation at no cost to those living with the challenges of breast cancer, letting guests relax, reconnect and take a break from breast cancer with family, friends and supporters.

Each year, the OTIS Foundation offers more than 3,000 nights of accommodation to its guests and their families. Your purchase of Little Blue Towels will help the OTIS Foundation to continue its work and expand the number of retreats it offers.

Visit The OTIS Foundation Website


Little Blue Towels has been lucky enough to recieve the support and exposure of various news outlets and personalities.
Here's what we've been up to recently.

Daniel gibson rides 450km for charity

PRIME7 identity Daniel Gibson has embarked on the 450km Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge from Canberra to Koscuiszko and return in just 3 days! Here's Daniel preparing for the ride, keeping the Cannondale clean with Little Blue Towels.

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In November 2016 Little Blue Towels was featured on National Nine News, giving the public an insight into the work our Disability Support partners do - to how the funds raised contribue to the work of The OTIS Foundation.

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During October 2016 Little Blue Towels partnered with The Bendigo Bank for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with all Regional Victorian branches stocking the towels throughout. Pictured is Actor & Activist Samuel Johnson.


During a visit to Shepparton, Victoria - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources was introduced to Little Blue Towels and learning about the process. We're pleased to have Mr. Joyce supporting this initiative.