It’s amazing that by simply wearing a pair of jeans, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle can change lives. On a tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, she has worn Outland Denim’s Harriet style in black on three separate occasions. Thanks to the exposure, the $195 jeans sold out within hours.
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But the good news is Outland will hire up to 30 seamstresses at its Cambodian production house in the coming weeks, and the company has already begun recruiting for the positions.
Outland Denim was created by James Bartle specifically to help rehabilitate women rescued from sex trafficking in Cambodia. The Australian jeans maker operates a Cambodian manufacturing facility in where it trains women to earn a living wage and get back on their feet. The company promotes buying fewer things of better quality.
Markle also caused a style of Mother jeans to sell out when she wore them earlier this year.