Although the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has caused so much devastation and disruption across the world, I remain hopeful. We have all witnessed so many community minded moments of generosity and compassion. Our thoughts are with those who are suffering, and I want to acknowledge all those who are working tirelessly to slow the spread of the virus and those who are putting themselves in harm's way to care for those affected. Thank you!
We at Outland Denim have been taking some time to process and navigate this turbulent time as best as possible. Our priority is always the wellbeing of our people and our community.
Protecting Our People
We are committed to protecting the health of our staff and our community, and therefore have cancelled all upcoming Outland Denim events. Half of our Australian staff are working from home, and all are welcome to, should they wish.
Most of our Cambodian staff will also be self-isolating, on full pay and benefits, over the next weeks, at which point we will reassess the best way forward for the whole team.
Open For Business (online)
We are pleased to continue offering online shopping and fast shipping. Our Customer Service team look forward to helping you find the perfect pair of Outland Denims and are available to assist you via Facebook messenger, Instagram, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to thank all those who have continued to buy our products through any of our marketplace retailers or online.
Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
After much consideration, we have made the decision to continue our equity crowdfunding campaign. In times like this, it is the communities who are already vulnerable who will suffer the most. We are therefore even more motivated than before to push forward, join together, and expand the capacity of our brand, and our facilities, to continue to support and positively impact these communities.
To those who have continued to place their Expression Of Interest in Outland Denim's Equity Crowdfunding round, thank you; your support has been unexpected, and gratefully received. We encourage you to visit our Expression Of Interest page at www.birchal.com/company/outlanddenim.
While our upcoming equity crowdfunding information events have been cancelled, we will be hosting an information webinar instead in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for more information to be released soon.
Our Stockists and Community
We want to support our Outland Denim boutique stockists, as they are the ones who have believed in us since day one. Throughout the week we'll be celebrating our amazing stockists on Instagram Stories. Please spend with them, stand with them in solidarity, and let them know we said 'hi'. We'll be looking to do more as a brand to support our stockists over the coming weeks, so please do watch this space.
Thank you for supporting us during this challenging time.
We encourage you to continue monitoring and heeding the advice of the World Health Organisation as things develop. We also hope you can join us throughout the week as our staff take over Outland Denim's Instagram stories in a series we like to call #OutlandWorksFromHome.