Denim To End Poverty
“After much consideration, we have made the decision to continue our equity crowdfunding campaign. In times like this, it is the communities who are already vulnerable who will suffer the most. We are therefore even more motivated than before to push forward, join together, and expand the capacity of our brand, and our facilities, to continue to support and positively impact these communities.” said Outland Denim founding CEO James Bartle.
In the interest of safety, Outland Denim have cancelled all upcoming events including several equity crowdfunding information sessions. Instead, they will be hosting an online live webcast on April 2nd for Australians as well as individuals from all over the world who are interested in investing.
“These are incredibly challenging and frightening times, and yet we have seen in the past few days expressions of interest in our equity crowdfunding campaign continue to rise. It is a testament to our belief that we are stronger together; that business built on impact and humanity can ride any storm.” said Outland Denim founding CEO James Bartle.
Investors would be buying into more than just a denim brand. Outland Denim jeans are crafted in the label’s stand-alone production and finishing facilities in Cambodia, which were founded to offer holistic support, training and employment to young women who have experienced exploitation, human trafficking and other human rights violations. 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, allowing the brand to have greater control over its environmental impact while pursuing their social mission.
In response to COVID-19, most of Outland Denim’s Cambodian staff will be self-isolating, on full pay and benefits, over the next weeks.
“As we look to expand both our denim brand and our manufacturing facilities, we expect the next season of growth to be rapid. Our biggest opportunity lies in using our facilities to manufacture for other brands. For us it's simple, the more we can grow, the more positive, life changing impact we can have,” said Outland Denim founding CEO James Bartle.
Kindly, Darling will be sharing Outland Denim's live webcast via our Facebook page on the 2nd April 2020 at 12 noon AEST. Join us there to learn more about this incredible opportunity.