CEO

Camilla Schippa

Camilla joined The Social Outfit as CEO in 2019, after a 20-year career in the field of international development and peace. Previously, she held the roles of Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace - which she led for the decade 2008 to 2018 - and Chief of the United Nations Office for Partnerships in New York from 2005 to 2007.

Camilla has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia. She is a passionate promoter of the principles of multiculturalism, equity and social justice with a particular focus on migrant affairs and issues affecting children and young women.

Retail Manager & Trainer

Natalie Shehata

Natalie joined The Social Outfit team in 2020, as our official Retail Trainer, working one on one with young people from refugee and new migrant communities, teaching retail skills with the goal to transition these young people into external paid employment.

Natalie comes to The Social Outfit with an 11 year career as an eco stylist, she is also the founder of ‘tommie magazine - the destination for creative Womxn with a conscience’, as well as the National Retail eco stylist for Save the Children Australia Op Shops. She is a strong advocate of decolonizing fashion and raising awareness on the issues of intersectionality.

Production Manager

Joucelen (Joss) Gabriel

Joss manages our manufacturing workroom coordinating the development of our collections and guiding the sewing technicians to further develop their skills and confidence in Australia's fashion industry. Joss also guides the work of our volunteers and runs our Sewing School.

Partnerships & Development Manager

Kate Clugston

Kate heads up fundraising and partnerships at The Social Outfit, to support the growth of the business and our social impact outcomes.

Kate's had a multi-faceted career in social enterprise start ups and performing arts as a fundraiser, community builder, and creative producer. Her super powers are in using storytelling to connect people around a shared vision of change to make BIG things happen!

Marketing & E-commerce Manager

Timothy Jia Huei Goh

Timothy leads the day-to-day operations of The Social Outfit’s retail and online store, as well as overseeing marketing and communication at The Social Outfit.

He deeply believes that slow fashion labels such as The Social Outfit can be a platform for championing the rights of marginalised people and showcasing the beautiful cultures that make up our community. 

Community Project Coordinator

Nisha Bhargav

Nisha arrived in Australin in 2019, she has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and work experience in India as a Graphic Designer, Office Administrator and Project Coordinator. She is skilled in coordinating different projects from the planning stages to the completion. At The Social Outfit Nisha works to coordinate and deliver community sewing and arts programs, facilitating the participation of refugee and migrant women. Nisha speaks 5 languages enabling her to communicate with project participants in various languages as needed.

Marketing Assistant

Renata Leme

A driven and motivated human, especially when working on projects which lead to better outcomes for people and the environment. Renata has built her professional skills working in several positions where the focus is empowerment, sustainability and challenging inequities and injustices in our society.

Working with The Social Outfit is where she sees that she can purposely connect all of the areas she is passionate about: a place where she can empower women and create awareness around sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism.

Senior Sewing Technician

Janette Namo

Janette assists with the effective running of the day-to-day operations of our manufacturing workroom, and produces high-quality clothing and other products for sale by The Social Outfit.

Sewing Technicians

Pictured: Han

We employ women from the refugee and new migrant community as part of our sewing technician employment program, making all of The Social Outfit's garments and accessories on site. These are paid positions, and for the majority of our sewing staff they represent their first job in Australia.

These placements run from 6 months to 2 years, and are designed to transition people into external paid employment.

Find out more about our community employment programs' impact.

Retail Trainees

Pictured: Nasima, Shrishti, Keziah & Haya

We employ young people from the refugee and new migrant community as part of our retail training program, providing paid placements to learn retail skills and confidence in a supported Australian environment.

These placements run for 3 months and are designed to transition young people into external paid employment.

Find out more about our community employment programs' impact.