THE SOCIAL OUTFIT
Western Sydney MRC
A FASHION LABEL WITH A DIFFERENCE
The Social Outfit provide employment and training opportunities in the fashion industry to people from refugee and new migrant communities. The organisation has created a social business model in which people build skills in a supportive environment, whilst interacting with broader Sydney communities.
During an eight-week period, participants worked with Jessica Lee Parker from The Social Outfit to embark on a creative journey and produce various forms of art and design.
The participants had the opportunity to experiment with different mediums including painting, printing, drawing and stamping. By the end of the eight weeks, each participant had a folio of artworks that were then pieced together to form the collaborative Liverpool print, highlighted in The Social Outfit’s King Botanic collection.
The participants were invited to participate in site visits to The Social Outfit's Newtown store and workshop, to learn more about the design and manufacturing process. This was a great opportunity to explore new parts of Sydney as well.
THE LIVERPOOL PRINT
The Liverpool print was printed onto fabric that was then stitched into an incredible range of garments and accessories. Each participant had the opportunity to attend a photoshoot and model a piece featuring their collaborative design.
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