Australian fashion label Aje has launched a collaborative collection with Outland Denim, produced at the denim brand’s Cambodian manufacturing arm Maeka.

The collection, launching today across in-store and online at Aje and Outland Denim, includes five denim styles; a wide-leg jean, a pair of Bermuda shorts, a mini skirt, a short-sleeve button-up and a long-sleeve button-up.

It was initially previewed at the Aje Resort 24 Element runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week in May this year.

Each piece is made from lyocell with organic and recycled cotton and includes unique details from the small wash batch processing across individual pieces. This has resulted in subtle variations in wash tone, colour and marbling.

The cotton component is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

“The concept for our Aje Resort 24 collection paid homage to the fusion of relaxed elegance and modern sustainability,” Aje co-founder and creative director at large Edwina Forest said.

“The collaboration between Aje and Outland Denim was an effortless one - I believe Aje and Outland Denim share a dedication to contemporary Australian statement style, whilst applying a considered approach in all that we do.

“Together, we ensured the concept was woven through each piece of the collection, each item designed with purpose and with a timelessness in mind.”

Outland Denim’s Maeka arm was founded to offer support, training and employment to young women who have experienced sexual exploitation. According to Outland Denim’s 2022 impact report, 91.5% of the team at Maeka are female as of June 2022.

"We are incredibly proud of the collection; it's a true embodiment of female empowerment," Outland Denim founder and CEO James Bartle said.

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