Denim fashion company's vision to enable freedom for vulnerable women - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : November 2020
Building a new life for trafficked women through garment production
Outland Denim was founded with a vision to enable freedom for vulnerable women by creating employment opportunities in the denim manufacturing sector. After a research period, James Bartle, founder and CEO, learnt that once an affected girl has been rescued and integrated into her family or community, a sustainable career path is vital for securing her future. It was from here that the foundations of Outland Denim were placed as an avenue for training, employment, and career progression for women who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, sex trafficking. The company follows sustainable denim manufacturing practices across the value chain.
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Outland Denim sources sustainable raw materials from relevant suppliers. All the components of the textiles are sustainably manufactured creating a positive environmental impact. Their washing and finishing processes use up to 85% less water, 55% less energy and 80% less chemicals.