Our charity impact partner, Catherine House, provides emergency accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness. Catherine House is the only homelessness and recovery service for women only in South Australia. Currently they support 54 women every night of the year, as well as supporting women through their Women’s Centre and outreach services.
Homelessness can happen to anyone. It could be your mother, sister, grandmother or friend. It could be you. In fact, women now represent 44% of all people experiencing homelessness and women 55 and over are the fastest growing cohort of all people experiencing homelessness.
The core focus at Catherine House is to not only provide a safe place of accommodation, but ensure each woman has a chance to recover from what has led her into homelessness. For many women, this could be years of abuse, trauma or living with mental health issues. Catherine House aims to end the homelessness for every woman who so bravely walks through their doors – for good.
Double Denim is so proud to support the work of Catherine House. We donate $5.00 for every pack sold and for every 10 packs sold, we donate one to the women of Catherine House.
This is one way we can #ShareTheWarmth – and we thank everybody who buys packs for themselves, family, friends, employees and colleagues. Every Double Denim purchase makes a difference.
This short video tells the Catherine House story beautifully.
If you want to know more about Catherine House, we really encourage you to visit their website.
The denim that makes our products something special is provided to us by women's fashion brand, Nobody Denim, our supply impact partner. They love our idea of giving new life to what they call 'end of cycle' denim, or what we call 'offcuts' and have been really generous, even washing the denim to our desired intensity of blue.
Nobody Denim is one of the nation's boldest fashion brands and have long been celebrated for making women feel more confident in their world and in themselves. They are one of Australia's most respected fashion labels and manufacturers. As well as supporting our social enterprise, among their many achievements, Nobody are founders of socially progressive campaigns and long-standing members of Ethical Fashion Australia and the Australian Fashion Council.
Nobody Denim's ethical and environmental credentials are well known in the industry. As they say at Nobody. 'We believe in the longevity of our country as much as that of our collections, which is why our longstanding commitment to ethical manufacturing principles offers a unique vision of responsible design'. Read more about Nobody's sustainability.
Like to partner with us?
Like any start-up, we are keen to grow our networks and work with like-minded people, so it is a delight to have the early backing of people we really respect (and whose businesses we love). Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our friends at Brick + Mortar Creative, Karma and Crow and Adelaide Advanced Physiotherapy have either closed their doors or engaging in appropriate social distancing (and therefore not really selling Double Denim's products). Here's to the time after – until then, please support them where you can and buy your products online here.
If you’d like to become one of our impact partners, please get in touch soon. We are looking for retail businesses, therapeutic and wellbeing practitioners and larger corporations and not-for-profit organisations that would like to support our mission and our values.