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The Social Outfit | Sydney

Social Enterprise Name? The Social Outfit



Newtown, Sydney

Where does The Social Outfit affect change?


Tell us about The Social Outfit?

The Social Outfit is a fashion label with a difference. We provide employment and training to people from refugee and new migrant communities in clothing production, retail, design and marketing. Our social business model builds skills in a supportive environment, interacting with broader Sydney communities and producing ethical fashion that reflects a hopeful Australian spirit.

Photo by Levon Baird.


How long have you been operating?

7 years

How did the idea start?

We were inspired by The Social Studio in Melbourne.

How can people get involved? Are you open to collaboration – if so, what kind?

We are always looking for volunteers, and we engage community in everything we do.

Photo by Levon Baird.

Do you have an important event or mission coming up? Tell us about it!

Yes! our annual Wear the Change campaign is running during refugee week 20-25 June

Photos by Diego Lorenzo F. Jose & Sarah Adamson.

Are you raising funds for anything specific or rallying for a specific cause right now?

Yes, we are raising funds to expand our operations in Western Sydney and provide more refugee women with employment and training

Any interesting facts you can share about The Social Outfit or your industry?

We use mostly donated excess fabrics in our collections, helping to reduce waste.

Photos by Sarah Adamson & Diego Lorenzo F. Jose.

What’s the overall vision for The Social Outfit?

To make Australia a place where refugees are welcomed and celebrated

What’s your ‘why’? What drives The Social Outfit to do what you do?

Empowering women with employment changes their lives.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Watch this video to learn more about The Social Outfit, our purpose and our team, or watch this video to find out how to sponsor a trainee! 


Instagram: @thesocialoutfit

Facebook: @TheSocialOutfit

LinkedIn: @the-social-outfit


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