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22 May 2021 at 8:00 am
Luke Michael
The inaugural Wear Your Uggs Day is taking place on 1 June


Luke Michael | 22 May 2021 at 8:00 am


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Getting comfy at work for a good cause
22 May 2021 at 8:00 am

The inaugural Wear Your Uggs Day is taking place on 1 June

With COVID forcing many people to work from home last year, a more relaxed attire became standard. Now, Australians are being urged to bring the comfort of home into the office and support mental health awareness by wearing ugg boots to work.      

After a year that was mentally taxing on all Australians, mental health charity the Black Dog Institute (BDI) has partnered with Ugg Express to launch the inaugural Wear Your Uggs Day.

BDI has witnessed a heightened state of anxiety during the pandemic and an ongoing struggle for many Australians to manage the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

Wear Your Uggs Day is designed to create a feeling of relaxation for Australians and get people talking about their mental health. 

Australians are being asked to donate directly to BDI, or else buy their uggs from Ugg Express, where 10 per cent of sales will be donated to support the charity’s medical research efforts. 

BDI director of funding and partnerships, Karen Elliff, encouraged people to wear their ugg boots to work, school, or even at home on 1 June to celebrate the day.

“We are excited to be partnering with Ugg Express and have enjoyed working with the team on this project,” Elliff said.

“We are looking forward to seeing people wear their boots on 1 June around the country, knowing it is helping us continue our research and programs at the Black Dog Institute.”

Laura Li, marketing manager at Ugg Express, said the company was also excited to work with BDI.

“Here at Ugg Express, we continually look for ways to support institutions who are creating a better world for us all – and The Black Dog Institute is doing just that,” Li said. 

“Especially during this difficult time, we are so honoured to be able to assist Black Dog Institute in the incredible work they continue to do, and of course we all love any excuse to wear our uggs!”

You can see the BDI collection or donate directly to the charity here.


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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