The Social Outfit on The Living Room

In June 2021, The Living Room visited us our shop where a fab soirée was held by Amanda Keller who invited her friends along to learn more about what we do, explore the store and meet the sewing technicians that make it all happen!


Fashion Journal, September 2019: The Social Outfit is fostering fashion from Sydney’s refugee communities

Popsugar, September 2019: The Ethical Fashion Labels Here to Make the World a More Sustainable Place

Ekko.World, September 2019: Deadstock, Dance & Art delivers a pile of beautiful designs

The Age, September, 2019: Refugee teens behind brand's latest designs

Eco Warrior Princess, September, 2019: Social Sustainability: Australian Brands Balancing Profit with Purpose

Sydney Morning Herald, September, 2019: Refugee teens behind brand's latest designs

Matters, September, 2019: Exploring Sydney’s Social Enterprises

Westpac Wire, August, 2019: Consumers frock to social good

New Idea, August, 2019: Where To Shop For Ethical Clothing In Australia?

Goodsmiths Gazette, August, 2019: What on earth is dead stock?

Rarlo Magazine, July, 2019: Fast Fashion No More

Wardrobe Crisis News, July, 2019: 3 to Know

TimeOut Sydney, June, 2019: The Social Outfit 

InStyle, April 2019: 10 Best Ethical Clothing Brands in Australia

mak(h)er mag, April 2019: Issue Six

Broadsheet Sydney, March 2019: Back in fashion

Pip Magazine, March, 2019: The true cost of clothing

Garland Mag, March 2019: Pathways through The Social Outfit


Time Out Sydney, December 2018: Ethical souvenirs to take home from Sydney

Central News, UTS Journalism Lab, December 2018: Ethical clothing: an uphill catwalk

Ragtrader, November 2018: Bianca Spender: 'our support has a tangible impact'

Britt's List, November 2018: The Social Outfit and Bianca Spender launch second capsule collection

Good On You, November 2018: 8 Ethical Brands for Colours, Patterns & Fun

The Design Files, November 2018: A Spectacular New Space For The Social Outfit

Eco Warrior Princess, November 2018: Podcast with Jackie Ruddock, Founder and CEO of The Social Outfit

Eco Warrior Princess, November 2018: The Social Outfit - Not Your Average Australian Ethical Fashion Label

Ragtrader, November 2018: The Social Outfit survives

The Green Hub, October 2018: The Ethical Fashion Brands Giving Back to Communities

Sunday Life Magazine, October 2018: Sunday Life Loves

The Design Files, September 2018: The Social Outfit's Bold New Collection

This is a Good Guide: for a sustainable lifestyle, September 2018: Hardcover book

Impakter, September 2018: Fashion 'SlowDown' Mission

Viva Magazine, September 2018: Fashion & Beauty: Social Studies

The Weekend Edition, September 2018: The Social Outfit's captivating new collection champions sustainability and ethics

The Green Hub, September 2018: 13 Ethical Fashion Brands You Need On Your Radar

Ragtrader, September 2018: The Social Outfit: "we are being forced to move"

Smart Company, September 2018: "Forced to move": Sydney fashion brand The Social Outfit turns to crowdfunding to secure its future

EKKO World, September 2018: The Social Outfit is Crowdfunding on Chuffed

Inner West Times, September 2018: Social enterprise needs help to secure home

Nature & Health Magazine, August-September 2018: Home-grown green fashion

Journal For Equality, August 2018: The Social Outfit: Tapping into the Creativity of Refugee Communities

Popsugar, August 2018: The Ethical Fashion Labels Here to Make the World a more Sustainable Place

Liminal Magazine, July 2018: 5 Questions: The Social Outfit & Matt Huynh

Luxriders, July 2018: Sustainable Fashion brands that empower Women

Fashion Journal, June 2018: Here's how your purchases can make a difference this World Refugee Day

Green + Simple, June 2018: 5 minutes with Romance Was Born

Dorsu Journal, June 2018: Dorsu x The Social Outfit

The Guardian, May 2018: Bianca Spender on sustainable fashion: 'There's always a way to weave in something beautiful'

Vogue Australia, April 2018: There's a Fashion Revolution happening at David Jones

The Australian, April 2018: Fashion Revolution seeks a fair go for all

Western Sydney MRC, April 2018: Western Sydney MRC Teams Up with Newtown-Based Social Enterprise

Monash University Lens Magazine, April 2018: Fashion industry embraces sustainability and ethics as consumers demand: "Who made my clothes?"

Jones, April 2018: Join the Fashion Revolution With New Designer Capsule Collection

Wardobe Crisis Podcast, April 2018: The Social Outfit's Jackie Ruddock - Fashion Community

The Sydney Morning Herald, April 2018: The new way department stores are trying to get you to shop

Vogue Australia, March 2018: Singular Style, Lasting Appeal

Britt's List, March 2018: 7 Sustainable labels with a cause

Concrete Playground, February 2018: Newtown Day and Night Guide

Green + Simple, February 2018: This socially responsible fashion house is doing more than just creating clothes

Popsugar, January 2018: The Ethical Fashion Labels Here to Make the World a More Sustainable Place

"The Social Outfit is one of my favourite shops in Sydney. They recycle excess fabric from Australian designers such as Bianca Spender and employ refugee and migrant women, teaching them how to sew and make fabulous pieces."

- 'Annabel Crabb’s favourite era – for fashion, not politics', Sydney Morning Herald


Marie Claire, December 2017: The Future Is Ethical Fashion

A Taste of Harmony, December 2017: Merrylands - A Collaboration Of Cultures

A Taste of Harmony, December 2017: Fashion The Right Fit For Sydney's Migrant And Refugee Communities

InStyle, December 2017: Fashion Concious

Women's Weekly, December 2017: Style files: Fashion changing lives

2ser, November 2017: The Social Outfit on Weekend Breakfast

Real Living, November 2017: Fave Finds

Sunday Life, November 2017: Sunday Life Loves

Culture Trip, October 2017: The Best Boutiques in Newtown, Sydney

Sustainability Portal, October 2017: Meet | The Social Outfit

OK! Magazine, October 2017: Jungle fever

Whimn, September 2017: Love These Clothes? A Refugee Made Them 

Fashion Journal, September 2017: The Scoop

The Australian, September 2017: The Social Outfit: Anti-waste project fashions our social fabric

Couturing, September 2017: The Social Outfit

Grazia, September 2017: These top Australian designers say ethical's the new millennial pink

The Sydney Morning Herald, September 2017: The sales whisperer: Sydney's best shopping

Ragtrader, September 2017: The story of Romance Was Born and 70 migrants

Mamamia, August 2017: CULT BUY: the Gorman-like clothing label that gives back to those in need

Clare Press: Wardrobe Crisis, July 2017: The Social Outfit is awesome

Dorsu Journal, June 2017: Meet our mates: The Social Outfit

Sydney Writer's Festival, May 2017: On Arrival 

Ligature Journal, April 2017: Behind The Social Outfit

Broadsheet, April 2017: Why You Should Care About Fashion Revolution Week

Thrift Be With You, January 2017: 5 Ethical Fashion Labels You Need To Know About


Daily Telegraph, December 2016: Women unite through sewing in Fairfield with The Social Outfit

The Cusp, December 2016: Buying Gifts that Give Back to the Community

The Design Writer, November 2016: Ethical Design Gift Guide

Sydney Morning Herald, September 2016: How a sewing circle brought hope to Sydney's Iraqi community

ABC News, September 2016: Silver lining for refugees at Sydney's Social Outfit

SBS World News, June 2016: Clothing store provides training to refugees

Broadsheet, May 2016: Making Change 

Good On You, April 2016: The Social Outfit: Cultivating Community, Fashioning Skills

Yen Magazine, March 2016: The Social Outfit

Time Out Sydney, February 2016: The Social Outfit 

Style Bubble, January 2016: Blue Sky Thinking


Australian New Daily Express, October 2015

Daily Life, June 2015: The Australian brand taking ethical fashion to the next level

Mamamia, June 2015: 8 reasons to support this incredible social enterprise 

Sydney Environment Institute, April 2015: Good to Wear. Made for Good. The Social Outfit.

Kankyō shimin, March 2015 

Frankie Magazine, February 2015

“When you wear The Social Outfit, you wear clothes that tell positive stories. You’re taking a stand against fast fashion’s forced labour and slavery while taking a stand for refugee women’s rights, and fair and dignified employment.”

- 'The Social Outfit is fostering fashion from Sydney’s refugee communities', Fashion Journal