AW21 'Earth to Sky' - Paper Cloth Cutting the New Collection!

Our mission, our cause and our fundamental reason for existing is to provide employment and training to refugee and new migrant communities, particularly women. We tend to focus a lot on the former, but our new collection has provided us with an opportunity to focus on the latter...

April 29, 2021 — TSO Staff

Inspirations, styling and craftswomanship for 'Earth to Sky'.

Taking on a fresh feel, while also going back to The Social Outfit’s core, the AW21 collection is a showcase of vibrant new pieces filled with warmth - made ethically & locally from fabrics that have been sourced sustainably...
April 01, 2021 — TSO Staff

Shopping Ethically on a Budget

So you want to start shopping ethically. You’ve read the articles on sweatshops, you’ve seen “The True Cost”, there’s just one problem: You’re broke...

January 28, 2021 — TSO Staff

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

Welcoming Lord Mayor Clover Moore to The Social Outfit!

It's not everyday you get a visit from Lord Mayor Clover Moore...

September 18, 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

Collaborative Fashion Print Masterclass: Exploring the Creative Process

As part of The Social Outfit's Collaborative Fashion Print Masterclass, 5 young emerging artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds gathered to work with visual artist Clementine Barnes to develop a collaborative textile print for The Social Outfit...
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