Designing a Sustainable Future with Outland Denim at the 2023 Global Sourcing Expo

Outland Denim stands as a beacon of positive change in the fashion industry, resolute in its commitment to making a positive impact by empowering people and protecting the planet through an ecosystem of purpose-driven brands:

Outland Denim, Maeka Standard, and Huskland. Now, it proudly welcomes Nobody Denim into the family – a company with 25 years of heritage in the denim industry and more than 60 000 customers.

“The level of consolidation and market penetration that the Nobody brand acquisition allows us as a

Group will amplify our ability to deliver positive outcomes almost immediately,” said Outland Denim

founder and CEO, James Bartle.

On 17 October 2023, the Group launched a new capital raising campaign, running on equity crowdfunding platform Birchal, allowing investors to not only own a stake in the brands, but become an integral part of the Outland story.

Growing market share will allow Outland Denim to employ more vulnerable women and amplify its impact.

The campaign will be the company’s third equity crowd fund, which has seen almost 2,000 shareholders join Outland Denim in its mission to bring greater equality and environmental responsibility to the fashion industry.

The campaign model is designed to activate social and environmental change with every product purchase. On the social front, the model creates a cycle of freedom for its manufacturing team, many of whom have faced exploitation, transforming lives through ethical employment.

Environmentally, it is reimagining production methods by drastically cutting energy, water, and chemical usage. “This campaign marks a significant milestone as we expand our reach and mission to empower more women. Our sights are now firmly set on global expansion for both Outland and Nobody Denim, solidifying our leadership in sustainable fashion on a global stage,” said James.

“However, this move doesn’t just benefit our artisans and the environment; it amplifies the value proposition for our investors. Imagine the possibilities-more vulnerable people empowered, more communities transformed. The impact we can make together is exponential.”

Get the insider track, at the Global Sourcing Expo Melbourne

As the first Australian brand, and second denim brand globally to become B Corporation™ certified, Outland Denim is paving the way towards a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative fashion economy. James will be sharing the brand’s remarkable story – and will highlight key actions for the fashion industry – in a seminar presentation at the Global Sourcing Seminar Series, part of the upcoming Global Sourcing Expo Melbourne, which takes place from 21-23 November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

James’ seminar will reveal how the garment sector can be a powerful force for positive and lasting social and environmental change. Guests will learn more about ethical production and the impact it has on vulnerable communities, as well as the innovative strategies that could be employed to leverage consumerism for good.

“We are so excited to have an expert like James involved in the Global Sourcing Seminar Series. His experience, insights and insider knowledge are essential to the future of a fashion industry and to have a positive impact on the environment and on our people,” concludes Marie Kinsella, CEO of the International Exhibition & Conference Group, organisers of the Global Sourcing Expo.

The Outland Denim seminar, Fashioning a Sustainable Future, takes place on 23 November from 11:30am – 12:30pm at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Tickets cost $40 +gst and can be purchased here: