The Social Outfit
We believe that by tapping into the creativity of refugee communities, it will lead to empowerment and social inclusion.
The Social Outfit (TSO) is a fashion label with a difference! Their clothing store, manufacturing room and sewing school opened in Newtown (Sydney) in 2014 with a vision to celebrate the creative talent of Sydneys refugee communities through distinctive Australian fashion. With a realisation that refugee women face the highest barriers to employment in Australia, TSO wanted to do something about it. Celebratory in design, they work together with industry and non-profit collaborators to run outreach workshops and fashion industry training in manufacturing, design and retail. To date, TSO has saved 5 tonnes of deadstock fabric from landfill and provided 23 jobs to refugees and new migrants, for 20 of whom it was their first Australian job.
See THE SOCIAL OUTFIT on the runway at Undress Melbourne.