James Bartle - Outland Denim - "Working in unity to a common goal - that's where the power is"
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In this his episode Elizabeth speaks with James Bartle, the Founding CEO of Outland Denim. Outland is the denim brand making jeans differently, and setting a new standard in fashion manufacturing. Driven by the desire to curb the trafficking of young girls into the illicit commercial sex industry, James created Outland Denim to generate training and employment opportunities for women vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Over six years James developed a unique business model that would enable each of his seamstresses to gain a skill set in tailoring while earning a living wage, receiving ongoing support and life-enhancing education, and crafting artisan quality jeans to compete in the global premium marketplace. Outland Denim is one of the most respected brands in our industry and we found this conversation with James so engaging as he shares his mission with unwavering conviction. This episode was recorded in May 2020 while we were all adjusting to our 'new normal.' Key takeaways and tips: · Reflect and really understand your WHY · Be unwavering and unapologetic, and you will find your COMMUNITY · Stay true to yourself and your community · Don't give into fear and procrastination · Pivot into areas that will provide traction · Lead with Purpose You can find Outland Denim at: Instagram - @oulandenim Website - www.outlanddenim.com.au Want to join our 'Start Your Fashion Business' Programme & Community? If you would like to learn online, gain the support of mentors and join an engaged community, please head over to: www.fashionequipped.com.au/start-your-fashion-business-programme/ You can find Fashion Equipped over at: Instagram: @fashionequipped Podcast Insta: @fashionbusinessmindset Facebook: www.facebook.com/fashionequipped Website: www.fashionequipped.com.au Let's do this together, let's make The Fashion Business, YOUR Business!
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