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Our Story

We're the original Party people. 


Our story began when avid inventor, Earl Tupper, created Tupperware in the early 1940s. Today, in more than 100 countries, Tupperware is known for its design-focused storage, serving and food preparation solutions for the kitchen and home.

Experimenting with a purified by-product of the oil-refining process, the American invented a durable, flexible, odourless, non-toxic and light weight plastic that he used to create storage containers.

Tupper’s aim was to develop a product that would keep food fresh in the new age of electric and gas refrigerators, so popular in post-war America. He patented the ingenious Tupper Seal in 1949, not long after introducing the range into department and hardware stores. Unfortunately, consumers did not understand how to use the Seal, and the product languished on shelves.

But it’s still around today, what changed people’s minds?

In the early 1950s, a single mother called Brownie Wise joined the Tupper Corporation and introduced the ‘Party’ concept. So successful was Wise that Tupper withdrew all products from retail outlets and as a result, the Party became the company’s only form of distribution.

The Tupperware Brands Corporation is a global direct seller listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Through an independent sales force of approximately 1.9 million worldwide, the company supplies premium, innovative products across multiple brands and categories.

Tupperware was introduced in Australia in 1961 and in New Zealand in 1973. In more than 100 countries, the Tupperware brand is known for its design focused preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home. Around the world, a Tupperware Party starts every 2.3 seconds, while in Australia and New Zealand a staggering 9 out of 10 homes own at least one piece of our famous plastic!

Caring for our environment

By using Tupperware products for all your storing, freezing, reheating and serving, you can help reduce the impact that plastic wrap, throw-away containers and disposable packaging has on the environment.

Any Tupperware products that may be returned to us are ground and recycled into plant pots, park benches, low grade pipe, and garbage bags. By simply returning any of your unwanted Tupperware containers to Tupperware for grinding and recycling, you'll be helping to care for your environment.

For more information, visit our Global Sustainability page.

Community involvement

A Tupperware Party is a fun and different way to raise funds for schools, clubs, your church or your favourite charity.

Make a list of the people who might support your cause and invite them along. We’ll donate 10% of the Party sales to your cause, or put the selected Tupperware Host rewards up for raffle – you choose. Tupperware fundraisers are a feel-good event for everyone. Your Consultant will look after your Party invitations, provide tips on who to invite and how to make the most sales for charity. All you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself!

To find out more, or Book a Fundraiser Party, head to our Book A Party page.