You heard right, 3000 B1-G1 Face Masks Donated!

Our workroom has seen an interesting year. At certain points, Joss (our brilliant production manager) could be seen wielding a circular saw and gliding through layers of donated fabric...

Eco-styling with our Retail Trainer, Natalie Shehata

Pick up some tips and tricks for Summer as Nat breaks down how to mix colours, patterns and silhouettes using our new SS20 'FAM BAM' collection...
November 12, 2020 — TSO Staff

Refugee Voices: 'Rising Heart', Aminata Conteh-Biger and Clare Press in Dialogue

Two weeks ago, we were joined by some very special TSO friends and family for the launching of Aminata Conteh-Biger's new memoir 'Rising Heart'...
November 11, 2020 — TSO Staff

Face Masks for Good: Our B1-G1 (buy one, give one) Initiative

In Australia and across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned facemasks into an important part of our everyday lives and outfits. Given that most facemasks are ‘single-use’ or disposable, we at The Social Outfit saw this as an opportunity to produce a more sustainable option...
August 21, 2020 — TSO Staff

"Strong and Kind" Tote Program: A Look Behind the Scenes

To celebrate the amazing efforts of the women involved in the "Strong and Kind" Tote Program, we have made a video to share some behind the scenes stories (including how we made the leap from a face to face manufacturing program to online craft classes and back again) and what it has meant to the refugee and new migrant women who participated...
August 21, 2020 — TSO Staff

Threads of Change Issue #2

In our last newsletter, we talked about our new Earn and Learn Tote Sewing Program. In March this year, right before Covid-19 hit, The Social Outfit entered into a collaborative partnership with Australian fashion label, Ginger & Smart to produce tote bags using the label’s remnant fabric...
July 02, 2020 — TSO Community

Refugee Week 2020

Refugee Week began in 1998 as a chance for Australia’s refugee community and supporters to celebrate and raise awareness about the experiences, capabilities and value of refugees...
June 18, 2020 — TSO Community

Styling Tips: Five different ways, five different days

To celebrate Wear The Change 2020, we've collaborated with stylist Peter Simon Phillips to put together a styling guide to show you how to style one ethical garment, five different ways across five different days!
June 04, 2020 — TSO Community
Jenny Leong MP for Wear The Change: This Just Got Real!

Jenny Leong MP for Wear The Change: This Just Got Real!

Okay, so I am now super excited about taking this challenge - wearing the same garment from The Social Outfit every day from 15-19 June - Refugee Week.
May 30, 2020 — TSO Staff

Why Sustainability isn't Just About the Environment

Fashion is doing it tough right now. With many fashion businesses being forced to close retail shopfronts in the interest of public health and safety during COVID-19...
May 19, 2020 — TSO Staff

It All Starts on Paper: Capturing the AW Collection with Karina Olen

We've seen COVID-19 shake 'convention' to it's very core. Many small businesses (including us) have faced and continue to face immense challenges during these trying times.
May 14, 2020 — TSO Staff

Online learning in the time of COVID-19: Our response at The Social Outfit

The Social Outfit is thrilled to share that we are adventuring into the world of online learning! As the current situation continues to evolve, so must we - we will be producing a series of online craft classes for our community who are at home and isolating...
April 16, 2020 — TSO Staff