• How Outland Denim are revolutionising the denim industry

    March 5, 2020 • LIFE, STORIES

    Outland Denim was founded as an avenue to provide opportunity and support to women who had had experienced exploitation. Today, through an internationally-successful, sustainable and coveted fashion range they are truly empowering women, empowering families, and empowering communities.

    Read on to out how Outland Denim are revolutionising the denim industry through empowerment, sustainability and transparency.

    How Outland Denim are revolutionising the denim industry | Biome Eco Stores | Ethical Fashion, Slow Fashion, Sustainable Fashion

    Empowerment

    In Outland Denim’s early days, Founding CEO, James Bartle travelled to Asia with an anti-trafficking group and saw first hand how human traffickers prey on vulnerable young girls.

    He then learnt that once a girl has been rescued and integrated into her family or community, a sustainable career path is vital for securing her future.

    From here, Outland Denim was founded as an avenue for the training, employment, and career progression for women who had experienced exploitation.

    Today Outland Denim welcomes employees from varying backgrounds of vulnerability and social injustice to offer opportunity, skills acquisition, living wages and education.

    The Harriet Jean

    How Outland Denim are revolutionising the denim industry | Biome Eco Stores | Ethical Fashion, Slow Fashion, Sustainable Fashion

    The Harriet jean is one of Outland Denim’s most popular women’s jeans, and for good reason. It’s the staple high-rise skinny jean with a  sophisticated and flattering silhouette. The slightly faded wash gives an effortless vintage look. Cut from organic cotton blend to give the optimal amount of stretch. No gaping at the waist and no loosening at the ankle, Harriet hugs you in all the right places.

    And yes, this is the style the Duchess of Sussex wore during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 official tour of Australia. Outland Denim were left with a huge waitlist after Meghan sported the jeans in Dubbo, NSW, but more importantly, within a month, Outland Denim were able to employ a further 46 seamstresses in their Cambodian operations giving these women the opportunity to earn living wages, amongst other benefits, while their longer serving staff were given the opportunity to be promoted to positions of leadership.

    Sustainability

    Along with empowerment, sustainability is at the forefront of everything that Outland Denim does. They do business in a way that makes sense for today, tomorrow, and for future generations by employing industry-leading water and energy reducing technology, and investing into research in-house and in partnership with universities and governments around the world.

    Denim is made in their very own, stand-alone production and finishing facilities, offering the opportunity to pursue their social mission and have greater control over their environmental impact.

    The Abigail Jean

    How Outland Denim are revolutionising the denim industry | Biome Eco Stores | Ethical Fashion, Slow Fashion, Sustainable Fashion

    The Abigail high rise girlfriend jean, is a casual style with a subtle taper at the knee for just the right amount of shape. Abigail features a 10.5” rise. Cut from GOTS certified organic cotton and zero harmful chemicals, Abigail is a great go-to jean that will have you looking effortlessly cool!

    Outland Denim jeans are designed to be worn well and washed less, helping you to save water waste and energy consumption. It is recommended laundering your Outland Denim no more than once every 10 wears, and avoid ironing them (they will be crease free after 30 minutes of wear).

    Transparency

    Outland Denim also source the finest raw materials from suppliers who share their mission and excel in social and environmental responsibility. Every button, rivet and stitch is carefully selected by the designers with intention to minimise impact on the environment and to mitigate the risk of exploitation in their supply chain.

    The Lucy Jean

    How Outland Denim are revolutionising the denim industry | Biome Eco Stores | Ethical Fashion, Slow Fashion, Sustainable Fashion

    Ultra flattering and a dream to wear, Lucy is the perfect casual jean. Featuring a 10.5” high-rise and relaxed-skinny silhouette, you’ll have this jean on high rotation. Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, and zero harmful chemicals, the Lucy Jean in true blue looks great paired with your favourite organic tee and white VEJA’s.

    Discover the Outland Denim range here >

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