Stronger Together: Nobody Denim Celebrates International Women’s Day

Stronger Together: Nobody Denim Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Fashion has long been a force for change, a medium for self-expression with the ability to empower. This International Women’s Day, we want to take it further.

I am woman. We’re celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 on March 8, with a T-shirt that sends much more than just a message.

In collaboration with UN Women National Committee Australia, 100 per cent of proceeds from our limited edition tee will be channelled into championing equality, addressing sexual harassment and improving safety in public spaces via the Safe Cities for Women and Girls – Sanap Wantaim program.

At Nobody Denim we recognise that women comprise the majority of workers in the garment supply chain and are those at most risk of exploitation and discrimination. That’s why we have incorporated gender equality mechanisms into our Code of Labour Conduct to strengthen the rights of women across our supply chain. We’re also a signatory to the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles. We are proud of the conditions in which our clothing is created and believe that fashion should be made in a safe environment where creativity, quality and people are valued.

This International Women’s Day, themed #MorePowerfulTogether, we’ve brought together women who inspire – artists, writers, thinkers and activists – in support of gender parity and the Sanap Wantaim program. Profits from our limited edition tee, designed in collaboration with artist and Nobody Denim Woman Talia Blank, will contribute to education on equality, consent, men and boys as allies, and safe cities for all, along with public events, sessions with key stakeholders and empowering youth leaders.

Stand with us for a better future. Find the limited edition tee, retailing for $99 here or at our Fitzroy Concept Store.

“We are proud to celebrate female energy, positivity, and the local community.”

- Nobody Design Director, Rebekah McQuoid

5 INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN WE LOVE

Anna Harrison

Writer, editor

Anna Harrison is a writer, editor, RUSSH Contributing Editor and founder of Words of Note. In her work as a writer she has interviewed such inspiring women as Joan Baez and Lou Doillon, and explored female sexuality, the intersection of motherhood and creativity, Indigenous Australian healing practices and so much more.

 

Jedda-Daisy Culley

Artist, designer

As a director of iconic Australian label Desert Designs, Jedda-Daisy Culley knows fashion’s power to unite, educate and inspire. The label founded by her father Stephen Culley and Indigenous Australian artist Jimmy Pike is a celebratory intersection of fashion, art and Indigenous Australian culture. As for her artistic practice – Culley explored womanhood as a powerful life-force in her most recent exhibition of paintings, “looking at the land as female, and articulating landscape through the eyes of a woman”.

 

Amrita Hepi

Dancer, Activist

amrita Hepi is a dancer, choreographer and activist from the Bundjulung and Ngapuhi territories, using her creativity to explore notions of authenticity, the perpetuation of culture, tradition, and a ‘decolonial imagination’. Her mission as an artist – to push the barriers of intersectionality – has found form in film, performance, costume, sculpture, text, lecture and participatory installation, but always begins with the body. 

 

Alys Hale

Model, musician, writer

Alys Hale channels her inimitable energy into the realms of fashion, music and writing, and has been a proud feminist since her years studying in Oxford. Not shy to wear her influences on her sleeve, in her written work she often pays tribute to the women who inspire her –  from Simone de Beauvoir to Virginia Woolf.

Olivia Thornton

Model

The girl from northern New South Wales who became a Hedi Slimane muse. Olivia Thornton is a model, creative and proud feminist who knows the fashion industry well, having begun her career a decade ago. Now 26, she’s strengthening that creative voice, studying a bachelor of arts majoring in fine art and digital design.

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