by Wendy Croxford

in Testimonials

7 Sep 2015  | 0 Comments

Permaset Supports the #FreetheReef Campaign

‘Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something.’

— Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

The future of the Great Barrier Reef remains uncertain. Various threats, such as illegal fishing, climate pressure, marine debris, agricultural runoff, rapid industrialisation and inadequate legislation could ruin the beauty of this natural wonder. Unless immediate action is taken, this breathtaking barrier that houses the largest collection of coral reefs will be lost forever.

Turtle in Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. This world heritage site is composed of 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. 

If the dredging and dumping projects go ahead, millions of plants and animals, including humpback whales, sharks, sea turtles, colourful fish, dolphins, molluscs and other species, will suffer. This is why we need to take action to protect the reef from potential threats.

As part of our commitment to help save the earth and Australia’s natural wonders, Colormaker Industries, a leading manufacturer of Permaset water-based inks for printing, supports the FREE THE REEF campaign to help raise awareness about the threats to the Great Barrier Reef.


Permaset eco-friendly inks is a proud supporter of the FREE THE REEF screen printing tour to help raise awareness about the threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

Dugong in Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef supports a wide diversity of life. It is home to 411 types of hard corals, 134 species of rays and sharks, 1,500 species of fish and more than 30 kinds of marine mammals, including Bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and dugongs.

The Vision of FREE THE REEF Campaign

FREE THE REEF is a live screen printing tour that uses the power of art to raise awareness and the vital funds needed to support the protection of the ‪#‎GreatBarrierReef‬‬‬‬‬. Using SMARTIVISM, conscious business (SMART), inspired artists (ARTISAN) and purposeful organisations (ACTIVISM), the campaign aims to educate, raise funds and facilitate change.

Rallying businesses, artists and the community, the campaign wants to strongly influence decision makers to create future proofing legislation that will free the reef from negative human interventions.

Local Artist

Locals, artists and tourists come together to support the FREE THE REEF campaign.

Great Barrier Reef

Wik and Kugu Arts Centre

Leading artists from the Wik and Kugu Arts Centre in Aurukun taking the pledge to protect the Reef.

Together We Can Help FREE THE REEF!

Colormaker Industries, the maker of Permaset, Permatone and Permaprint Premiumtextile printing inks, is a proud sponsor of the FREE THE REEF campaign.

Printing FREE THE REEF T-Shirts
Kids and parents getting involved and printing their FREE THE REEF t-shirts using Permaset eco-friendly inks

T-Shirt Designed

This “We all stand on sacred ground” inspired design t-shirt is one of the designs which can be printed as part of the FREE THE REEF campaign.

Mulga the Artist
Mulga the Artist also designed a t-shirt for the FREE THE REEF campaign which has proven to be very popular. It is the tee on the left.

Using our range of eco-friendly inks, you can print your own tee to support the FREE THE REEF campaign. You also have the option to purchase ‪#‎freethereef‬‬‬‬ tees with unique wearable statements online. For every t-shirt sold, $10 goes to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Let your voice be heard. Stand up against those who are putting the Great Barrier Reef in danger. Together, we can turn the tide and influence the minds of the millions. Join the movement to FREE THE REEF, visit for more information.

Fluoro Coral Colours

Playing with some layered prints in fluoro coral colours using eco-friendly inks by Permaset Aqua.

Made-to-order t-shirt

Made-to-order t-shirt screen printed using Permaset water-based inks for the FREE THE REEF campaign.

Permaprint does not contain ozone depleting chemicals such as CFCS or HCFCS. It is also formulated free of aromatic hydrocarbons. Permaprint premium is free of volatile organic solvent and does not contain PVC resin or Phthalate plasticiser