WHY DO WE LOVE OUTLAND DENIM? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@Outlanddenim is leading the charge by empowering women who have experienced or are vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.
DID YOU KNOW?
The denim jean market is worth up to $56 BILLION. Human Trafficking? $150 BILLION!
While Outland Denim began as a means for victims of sexual exploitation to engage in safe, dignified employment as they rebuilt their lives, they have since widened their doors to accept employees from varying backgrounds of vulnerability. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With a holistic approach to supporting staff based on the four pillars of training, opportunity, a living wage, and education, Outland Denim have proven that a sustainable career path is the key to true social change in not only the lives of their staff but the families and communities of staff. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Unlike a traditional production facility, Outland Denim seamstresses are trained in every element of the jean-making process. Over a period of approximately two years their trainee staff enrol in a program of cross-training and up-skilling to gain a deep knowledge in the areas of cutting, finishing, and sewing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With demonstrated proficiency, seamstresses are given the opportunity to progress their careers at Outland Denim. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A living wage ensures workers have enough income to afford a decent standard of living, to cover their necessary expenses, such as food, housing, healthcare, education and discretionary items, and allows them to save for unexpected events.
Photography by @thesculptress for @outlanddenim