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The Social Outfit is Crowd Funding on Chuffed

The Social Outfit is Crowd Funding on Chuffed

After 4 years at their current home, The Social Outfit landlord is redeveloping & the team is on the street.

Can you help them find a new home? The Social Outfit have been empowering refugee communities by offering local employment and training to people from refugee and new migrant communities within clothing production, retail, design and marketing since 2014.

The Social Outfit has been the first job of many people in Australia and has become an integral part of the Newtown community in Sydney. They are currently raising funds with; the platform for change, to re-locate their 353 King Street store front and manufacturing space.

The Social Outfit is a registered charity, and they direct all income generated from fashion sales back into the organisation. So far on Chuffed, they have raised over $12,000 and they have a target of $15,000 by September 12th, 2018. (Every dollar they raise up to $20,000 also have the promise of a match from Merchant Pricing Hub and Payments Consulting Network, Robertson Foundation, Paul Bide, and also from their Chairman, David Hardie.) 

“The requirement to move from our current home of four years was out of our control, but while moving is disruptive and expensive, it will provide a larger space and greater opportunities for continued education and training”, said founder Jackie Ruddock. “All money raised will go straight back into supporting women and young people.

How your donation can help:

  • $25 can provide a sewing kit for our training workshops with women
  • $53 contributes to equipping our new sewing workroom with essential tools and materials
  • $76 can provide 1.5 hour of specialised product development training for a woman to progress her own micro-enterprise
  • $104 can provide a teaching session for our digital print projects with young people in Western Sydney
  • $250 provides furnishings and fittings for our new retail space and studio
  • $800 provides a woman participation in an 8-week industrial sewing program

Donate & share now

Select an amount on Chuffed, and follow the steps from there. The Social Outfit hold Deductible Gift Recipient Status, any donation made over AU$2.00 is tax deductible.

Please also share the campaign with your friends, communities, and supporters of ethical fashion!

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