Based in Queensland's Mount Tamborine, Outland Denim crafts premium jeans designed to bring the worlds of sewers and customers closer together. They source the finest raw materials from around the world while offering sustainable employment and training opportunities to women rescued from human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
They are Australia’s first 'Certified B Corporation' denim brand. Their circular business model allows their seamstresses, staff and customers to participate in creating a better world not only for themselves but for the next generation, by stopping the cycle of abuse, exploitation and poverty through opportunity and personal empowerment.
Outland Denim began when founder James Bartle saw first hand how human traffickers prey on vulnerable young girls in order to service the sex industry. After learning that once a girl has been rescued and supported through her recovery, a sustainable career path is vital for securing her future, James created the 'Denim Project'. The Denim Project enables girls who have demonstrated an interest in sewing to put their new skills to use.
Unlike a typical production house, their seamstresses are schooled in using all manner of machinery, from the overlocker to the single-needle machine and bar tack, which means each of them has an appreciation for how the whole jean comes together. Every rivet, button and stitch is carefully placed, ensuring the integrity of the jean, which ultimately creates satisfaction for not just you as the wearer, but for the maker too.
Outland Denim's ethos is to consume less, less often, and buy better quality. Each pair of their jeans is premium quality, reflecting the dedicated skills and restored dignity of their makers, as well as beautifully cut and a dream to wear.
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