The Social Outfit is launching a style challenge in the lead up to Refugee Week. 

The Social Outfit is asking participants to join it in celebrating fashion that is made ethically and sustainably made, in the hopes of raising $30,000 for their non-profit community programs.

With many people working from home during Covid-19, it is calling for participants to rise to the challenge during  daily Zoom calls around Refugee Week, commencing June 15.

The #WearTheChange2020 style campaign will run throughout the week, CEO Camilla Schippa said.

“Our styling challenge #WearTheChange2020 is about raising awareness of the importance of choosing ethically made and sustainable fashion over fast fashion, whilst supporting women from refugee backgrounds with our training and employment pathways in the fashion industry,” she said.

Participants are asked to wear the same ethical or sustainable garment each day for a week, styled in different ways, with all funds raised going to the The Social Outfit’s community programs.

“With the fashion industry being one of the top global polluters and notorious for using forced labour, child labour and endangering workers through unsafe conditions in factories, we want to continue to educate buyers and shine a light on the importance of buying ethical and sustainable clothing over fast fashion”, Schippa said.

The Social Outfit is a fashion label with a difference with the primary purpose of providing training and employment in the fashion industry to female humanitarian migrants.

The ethically produced clothing label and social enterprise is made on-site in Newtown by a group of women (and a few men) of new migrant and refugee backgrounds.

With only 20% of female humanitarian migrants engaged in the workforce in Australia, The Social Outfit provides employment and community training programs in the fashion industry with a focus on manufacturing, retail, marketing and design.

To date, The Social Outfit has either trained or employed over 400 people through its programs.

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