THE OUTLAND STORY
Endorsed by Meghn Markle on her Australian tour the Outland Team to conitue their vision to save young women... Read the founder's story below.
"In 2008 I went to the cinema with my wife to see the film Taken, a fictional film inspired by the very real $150 billion illicit trade of human beings. It was my first introduction to the world of human trafficking and I was driven to learn more.
I later had the opportunity to travel to Asia with an anti-trafficking group and saw first hand what it was like on the ground, and how human traffickers prey on vulnerable young girls.
After a research period, I learnt that once a 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.
Today we have opened our doors to welcome over 100 staff from varying backgrounds of vulnerability. We know each of them by name, and with them we have been able to create a product of a premium standard worn and loved by people the world over. "