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James Bartle


Founder, Outland Denim

Outland Denim began its jean-making journey when founder James Bartle had a fortuitous encounter with an anti-trafficking group, and then travelled to Asia and saw first hand how human traffickers prey on vulnerable young girls in order to service the sex industry.

After learning that once a girl has been rescued and rehabilitated, a sustainable career path is vital for securing her future, James created the “Denim Project”, which would enable those girls who demonstrated an interest in sewing to put their new skills to use.

They have created a clean, bright training and production facility in Cambodia from where they manage our manufacturing operations and oversee the holistic care of their staff through wage and personal development initiatives.

They are committed to sourcing the most ethically and environmentally sound raw materials, from up cycled pocket linings to recycled packaging, and endeavour to verify their entire supply chain in alignment with the world’s best practices.