Clothing The Gaps lands B-Corp certification

Aboriginal-led and controlled, and the greater part Aboriginal-owned social enterprise Clothing The Gaps is now a Certified B-Corp. 

The Victorian business enterprise is perfectly known for its discussion-beginning garments as properly as its #FreeTheFlag campaign which worked to release the Aboriginal flag from its earlier licensing agreements, this means it is now free for community use. 

“We are committed to making use of our model and system to marketing campaign, educate and elevate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ voices and results in,” Outfits The Gaps told B Corp. 

“Clothing The Gaps makes merch with a information developed to spark significant conversations.

“We make apparel that influence social alter by uniting men and women (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) by means of manner and a bring about,” the enterprise mentioned. 

Along with its garments, Outfits The Gaps functions to create modify inside the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by means of work alternatives, with 81% of its group figuring out as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Even more, in the six months amongst July-December 2021 Apparel The Gaps generated just about 8,000 hrs of work for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, with 4,992.42 of these several hours currently being for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (15-24). 

“We are happy that our social organization, as a result of the way we pick to do company in our retail and distribution area, is a hub of Indigenous work,” the business included. 

“We strive to be a desired employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today, actively supporting them to grow and go after their life targets and ambitions,” Apparel The Gaps told B Corp. 

In 2021, the enterprise established the Clothing The Gaps Foundation – an independent Aboriginal-led not for revenue run by community wellbeing practitioners – which aims to reduce the life expectancy gap involving Indigenous and non-indigenous people in Australia. 

“We are a ‘profit for purpose’ organisation and use business as a automobile to self-identify our potential through profit, efforts and means supporting and serving to to fund the impactful operate of the Clothes The Gaps Basis,” Apparel The Gaps added. 

Apparel The Gaps operates an on-line store, its flagship store in Brunswick and a pop-up in Northcote.