Shop direct with Double Denim here: www.doubledenim.org
See below for more about this social enterprise and their work.
Double Denim is a social enterprise based in Adelaide, committed to women’s recovery from homelessness. Founder Josie makes sustainable heat packs (that double as cold packs) and donates $5.00 to their charity partner, Catherine House for each pack sold. Double Denim also give at least 50 heat packs every year to women of this service who are on the way to a home of their own.
Initially, co-founder Josie started making heat packs for family and friends, experimenting with using denim, fabrics and a range of fillings. Some beautiful designs began to emerge from our home-based sewing room. Great product feedback encouraged Josie and her husband Matthew to start a business. They called it Double Denim, in tribute to the main material used in every pack’s design, from Nobody Denim’s ethically produced fashion ranges..
The packs are 100% plant-based – the denim is pure cotton and the prints are GOTS-certified cotton. The stitching, liner and even the product tags are cotton (and this means tiny offcuts can be composted). Packs are filled with Australian-grown lupin beans, or ‘lupins’, as they are sometimes known. These packs are made to last, however if your pack reaches the end of its life, you can safely compost it in your garden or put it into your green waste bin.
Every one of us deserves a home. Double Denim is determined to raise awareness of the issues that lead to homelessness and to lend our support to organisations that make a difference for people affected by this pervasive social issue.
Josie believes that as consumers we can not only be empowered through the choices we make, we can also empower others. Buying products that are ethical, sustainable and that benefit a good cause is a great place to start.