The social enterprise saving fabric from waste

From employing refugee and migrant communities to saving five tonnes of fabric from waste, this social enterprise is as responsible as they get and they’ve just launched their new collection.

Featuring bold prints made from deadstock fabric, Kinetic Bloom Part 2 is the latest collection from The Social Outfit and features key pieces to complement a capsule wardrobe.

Giving left over fabric a second chance, chief executive Camilla Schippa said they had saved five tonnes of fabric from waste since opening its doors in 2014.

“We mostly use donated excess fabric from our partner Australian fashion labels Bianca Spender, Cue, Seafolly, Romance was Born and Carla Zampatti,” said Camilla.

While using deadstock fabric has its constraints, The Social Outfit plans ahead and only purchases fabric to fill gaps.

“We collect fabrics throughout the year, and when we start developing a new collection we look at what fabrics we have and determine how they may work together. We then cut and sew everything in our Newtown workroom which is right above our store.”

Kinetic Bloom Part 2 Island Blazer

At a time where greenwashing is rampant, you can shop easy knowing that The Social Outfit has been independently audited by Ethical Clothing Australia. All employees receive wages and entitlements in line with Australian Awards, and work in a safe and ethical environment.

Featuring classic cuts and loose-fitting styles, Kinetic Bloom Part 2 pieces are available in limited quantities.

Our pick? The mustard Island Blazer made from deadstock linen donated by Cue.

High Summer is available online now or instore at their Sydney shop, 188 King Street, Newtown.

Left: Island tapered pants Right: Tulip dolman jumpsuit


Images courtesy of The Social Outfit

November 13, 2019