About Expressions2019-09-16T10:01:41+08:00

Expressions – Helping to Raise Funds for Schools, Childcare Centres and Clubs Across Australia

Emma McNeilly helping raise funds for schools, childcare centres and clubs

Expressions is Australia’s most loved tea towel fundraising company.

We began in 1999 as a one-women operation, and have grown into a thriving business of working women who are proud to help raise funds for schools, childcare centres and clubs across Australia. In fact we have helped raise many millions of dollars nation-wide.

Our much-loved range of custom-printed tea towels, aprons and bags are a creative, fun and affordable fundraising idea. We use artwork lovingly drawn by your kids to create something truly memorable that not only delights families but raises money. It’s a win for everyone!

Our quality products also make a unique merchandising idea for businesses looking for a new way to reach out to their customers; or a personalised memento for a special occasion or event.

Whatever your need may be, our range of specially designed and printed products are the perfect solution. Like thousands of happy customers before you, we know you will find working with us easy and will absolutely love the end product.

Call us today on 1300 855 509, or click here, and let’s create something truly memorable for your next fundraising or merchandising project.

We’re in the business of creating special moments

For us, it’s in the special moments where our products truly shine. It’s in grandmas face when she sees her new tea towel with little Harry’s handprint on it; or when aunty Jane opens her special keepsake from Melissa’s wedding. Even when a brand-new business customer opens their new apron and has a giggle at the hilarious quote.

We love that our products create smiles, provide special mementos and build connections.

From humble beginnings to national success  

Emma McNeilly started Expressions in 1999 with a goal to create a flexible business that she loved, and that would enable her to earn an income while raising her children. From these humble beginnings grew an Australian business that has touched the lives of thousands of schools, families, communities and businesses.

Many years and three children later, Emma is just as passionate about the creative, environmentally-friendly products that Expressions produces. She loves knowing that her business is making a difference – both in helping raise funds for schools, childcare centres and clubs; and creating special memories for families and unique merchandising opportunities for businesses.

From a one-woman business, Emma has grown Expressions into a team of employees who all work together to support thousands of schools, childcare centres and grass roots community organisations across Australia.

Our designs

Imagine the look on your child’s face when they see their own artwork on the kitchen tea towel? It’s these moments and more that help make your fundraisers such a success. We mostly use designs lovingly created by your children – either compilations of their artwork, self-portraits or handprints.

We personally take care with every drawing to make sure your tea towel, bag and apron designs are loved by everyone – in-turn, helping you raise valuable funds.

We also design and print: custom merchandise for businesses; personalised designs for wedding invitations and thankyou’s; and mementos for special occasions and events.

All our designs are personal, creative and memorable.

Expressions in the news

Sky Business News

Emma recently sat down for a chat with Sky Business News to talk on The Enterprise segment about her SME success with Expressions. CLICK HERE to visit our YouTube page to watch the whole interview.

The Today Show

Emma and some gorgeous kids and Mums from a Goodstart Early Learning centre in Sydney recently had the wonderful opportunity to wake up with the TODAY Show and their fabulous weather team! Natalia and the team were live for six cross segments at the centre, showing the kids in action [...]

Courier Mail

Spotlight on Emma's unique business in the Courier Mail's Business Daily section. Read the article HERE.


Expressions named one of Kidspot's favourite fundraising ideas that actually work without breaking your back or losing your sanity! We're proud to offer an easy and affordable way to raise funds for your school or childcare. Read the article HERE. Get started with your fundraiser by getting in touch today! [...]


Honoured to be a new ambassador, Emma sits down with Ausmumpreneur for a chat about business, tips and how to handle the juggle.

Stay at Home Mum

Expressions tops the chart as a great fundraising idea for schools and clubs on the popular lifestyle website 'Stay at Home Mum'. Check out the article HERE.

Mail News Article

Emma was featured in an article alongside Tini Quinlan and Nat Russell as the three ladies represented the South West region at the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards. Tini , with her business No Frills Fertilisers was a finalist in the Sustainability category and Nat's Glow With Nat Russell was shortlisted in [...]

Brisbane Kids

Ideas for take your fundraising up a notch and have fun by the clever folk at Brisbane Kids. Read the article HERE.

Gift Guide

A profile story on Expressions and director Emma over on Gift Guide Online. Read the article HERE.

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