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In this podcast at the Disruptors for Good podcast, Grant speaks with James Bartle, founder of Outland Denim on how this social enterprise has created an approach of zero exploitation. With denim, the brand help prevents young girls from being drafted into sex trade, or as slave labor into the garment industry.
Outland Denim is a social enterprise creating premium denim products that help tackle the world’s human trafficking crisis. Every 30 seconds, someone is sold in the human trafficking industry. Once in, it’s nearly impossible to escape. Founder James traveled to Asia and saw first hand… And the rest is truly worth listening to!
Outland Denim program called The Denim Project offers young girls with an interest in sewing to earn fair wages and to learn and master the crafts of sewing and fashion.
According to a United Nations report, the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. The victims of sexual exploitation are mostly women and girls. The second most common form of human trafficking is forced labour (18%), although this number may actually be more because forced labour is less detected and reported than trafficking for sexual exploitation. Worldwide, almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children.
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In this episode of Outland Denim & Cause Artist they talk about:
- Blue Dogs of India
- Global garment industry
- Empowering Women
- Human Trafficking
- Fashion industry pollution
- Fair wages
- Sustainable jobs
Outland Denim crafts premium denim jeans designed to bring the worlds of our seamstresses and our customers closer together. We source the finest raw materials from around the world while offering sustainable employment and training opportunities to women who have experienced exploitation. We have proven that a sustainable career path and holistic approach to supporting our staff is the key to true social change in not only the lives of our staff but their families and communities.