Queensland’s very own OUTLAND DENIM features on the international Fashion stage again! Every Aussie should be supporting this world leading ethical denim company, as the world watches the impact for good it has on fighting modern slavery.

This time, James Bartle, founding CEO (pictured) will be speaking at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS). This is the leading business event on sustainability in fashion.

James Bartle pic

James Bartle – Founder

“The time for a reset has arrived. The worldwide pandemic is forcing fashion – a resource-intensive industry and a powerful engine for global growth and job creation – to undergo a dramatic transformation that is playing out in real time day by day, hour by hour.”

Joining James Bartle, will be Professor Kevin Bales, Research Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, UK. Also Baroness Lola Young, Honorary Rights Lab Professor of Antislavery Policy and Business, to ask ‘Can Fashion be an Agent for True Positive Social Change?’

The two day event hosted by Global Fashion Agenda. It is one of the biggest conferences in the global fashion industry calendar. Attracting hundreds of industry professionals each year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic restricting travel, this year’s conference will be online. And it is completely FREE for all members of the public to attend.

“​The significance of 2020’s Summit being online, free, and open to the public is huge. For anyone with an interest in making sustainable choices, or a broader interest in the future of the fashion industry. This is a truly unique opportunity to peer behind the scenes and gain an understanding for the conversations that are happening in fashion at the moment,”​ said Outland Denim founding CEO James Bartle.

Bartle was recently named one of Sourcing Journal’s Rivet 50 members for 2019. Also in 2019, the brand became a Global Fashion Agenda Associate Partner.

About Outland Denim

outland denim model picOutland Denim jeans are crafted in the label’s stand-alone production and finishing facilities in Cambodia. It was founded to offer holistic support, training and employment to young women who have experienced exploitation, human trafficking and other human rights violations. As a result, the company provides a living wage, education and other benefits for its staff. And each of its seamstresses are trained across all aspects of garment making. In late 2019, Outland Denim opened its first stand-alone Wash and Finishing Facility. Equipped with state-of-the-art water and energy reducing technology. So this allowed the brand to have greater control over its environmental impact while pursuing their social mission.

Outland Denim was awarded the Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Award for Small and Medium Enterprise.
As well as that, the label is Australia’s first denim brand to become B Corp Certified. Adding to that, Outland Denim received an A+ in the Ethical Fashion Report in 2018 and 2019 and were one of the first brands to hold the Eco-Age brand mark. In 2019 Outland Denim signed as an Associate Partner with Global Fashion Agenda.

What’s not to love about this denim brand?

In addition, we have experienced the heart behind this brand first hand. They clearly support the mission of ‘ending slavery’ and demonstrated this to us, when they unsolicited, generously provided The Freedom Hub staff jeans for our uniforms.

We proudly wear this Australian ethical brand and cheer them on every step of the way, as they lead a new way forward for fashion.

CFS+ will be held online from the 12th – 13th of October. Click ​here​ to register.

To shop of Outland Denim clothes, click here.

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