When it comes to the workers you employ, what is it that makes Outland Denim special?
Our production house is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We started Outland Denim as an avenue for victims of sexual exploitation to engage in safe, dignified employment as they rebuilt their lives.
We have since widened our doors to accept employees from varying backgrounds of vulnerability, supporting our staff via the four pillars of training, opportunity, living wages, and education. Through this approach, we have proven a sustainable career path is the key to lasting social change, both in the lives of our staff and their families and communities.
A living wage ensures workers have enough income to afford a decent standard of living, cover necessary expenses, such as food, housing, healthcare, education and discretionary items, and allows them to save for unexpected events. For many of our staff, this level of financial security is freedom in itself. Our staff can send their children to school, provide for extended family, and plan for the future. All things previously not possible for them. This cycle of freedom can be perpetuated for generations to come.
Our staff also participate in education and personal enrichment programs to support them and their families, including budgeting, women’s and infant health, computing skills, human trafficking awareness, English, and self-defence.