Australia’s favourite fashion label with a purpose, The Social Outfit empowers refugee and new migrant women through creative jobs, education and social inclusion within the fashion industry.
This November, the independently-accredited ethical fashion label will launch a limited-edition capsule collection in collaboration with iconic Australian Designer, Bianca Spender.
This is not the first time we’ve seen the ethical warriors team up. Earlier this year, the pair collaborated on an ECA (Ethical Clothing Australia) Accredited collection with David Jones as part of Fashion Revolution Week; a global movement dedicated to transforming the fashion industry by demanding transparency within the supply chain.
The Social Outfit and Bianca Spender join forces for a second time to release a collection of limited edition silk tops, available exclusively at The Social Outfit from November 27th, 2018.
Passionate about limiting their carbon footprint, the forward-thinking fashion label each season divert excess and unused textiles from the fashion community, otherwise headed to landfill in which to create their collections.
Bianca Spender who has donated remnant silk from her archives for the capsule collection, has designed two layered silk tops, across three varying patterns, with each limited-edition style retailing for $199.00.
“I welcomed the opportunity to create some more unique garments with The Social Outfit. This season I was inspired by the idea of birds and migration and have chosen two prints that reference feather textures and patterns. To me, these garments symbolically represent the empowering idea of a woman unfurling her wings and soaring into the sky,” said Bianca Spender.
The Bianca Spender x The Social Outfit capsule collection, has been made on-site at The Social Outfit, Newtown store and manufacturing space by The Social Outfit’s sewing technicians.
As a social enterprise, 100% of sales from the collection will go directly back into the organisation to deliver on The Social Outfit’s social mission of providing continued education and training for new migrants and refugee women.
“I am thrilled with the result of this collaboration. I recognise how our support has a tangible impact in developing the skills of refugee and new migrant women and it’s a pleasure to continue to assist the creative community work at The Social Outfit,” continued Spender.
To see the collection in full by The Social Outfit x Bianca Spender Collection, visit the www.thesocialoutfit.org or The Social Outfit’s new retail space at 188 King Street Newtown, from November 27th, 2018.