Dangerous Females is a collective of women fed up with the incidents of men’s violence against women across Australia. They're united in a mission to raise much needed funding for organisations dedicated to supporting victims of violence or abuse.
We're so excited to be joining the fabulous women behind Dangerous Females to offer a beautiful new Limited Edition design to help build awareness and help raise funds for a cause that affects many women across our country.
We chat to Jes, Jas and Cath, the passionate ladies behind this initiative...
How did DANGEROUS FEMALES start?
This project kicked off for us in 2018 following the horrific attack, rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon, and the subsequent reports that told us it was DANGEROUS to walk home, it was DANGEROUS to wear what we want, and DANGEROUS to be a woman in Australia in 2019.
We were sick of seeing reports like the story of Eurydice, and the inadvertent victim-blaming that accompanied it, but we were also sick of saying how outraged we were whilst sitting back in the comfort and safety of our homes, so we decided we needed to do something, not continue to actually do nothing.
How do you decide where to donate?
As a Social Worker, Cath has an amazing network of colleagues across the country who recommend deserving charities to us. We also look to support services that provide specific assistance to minority groups who appallingly, are most at-risk of violence and abuse in our community.
How can our Obus family get involved?
Join our community on instagram where we advocate for self-love, self-care and for women and those in the LGBTIQ+ community to live a life free of violence.
If you’re in a position to, buy a tee! All profits (100%) from sales of our tees (and other merch) are directed to charities who work tirelessly to deliver front-line support to victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
All profits are currently being donated to Brisbane Domestic Violence Service and Lou's Place.
What are you looking for in a collaborating artist?
We see our collaborations not only as a means of offering an alternative to our original DF design, but as an opportunity to showcase and support the artistry of incredible Australian women. We look for artists who are aligned with our values and really want to take tangible action to support women and minorities to live lives free of violence.
How has the global pandemic affected Dangerous Females?
We have had some supply issues which has been disappointing, but realistically out of our control.
Aside from that, the pandemic has made us more motivated than ever. Thinking about those in violent relationships suddenly being in lock-down with their abusers is extremely distressing, particularly as statistics gathered during this time show that those in violent relationships are experiencing an escalation in that violence.
Let us in on a little secret, what’s on the horizon for DANGEROUS FEMALES? 🤫
We are in the midst of a pandemic, so we aren’t getting too ahead of ourselves, but it is in our plans to become an officially registered Charity. This won’t change the way we work though - we’ll still be 100% volunteer and pass on 100% of profits.
Special thanks to the DREAM TEAM 🎉
OBUS DENIM: The basics
- Proudly made in Melbourne
- Organic pre-washed Turkish cotton
- Two stylish fits
- Available in six sizes (Size 0-5)
- Custom Obus hardware and detailing including Obus pink stitching inside
Creating the perfect fit
We've been in the fashion game for 20 years, and each season we listen to your valuable feedback so we can continue to deliver EXACTLY what you want. Our denim silhouettes have changed and evolved with your feedback and we are super proud of how they look and fit!
The perfect pair of jeans must be not only fashionable and wearable, but also CELEBRATE that our bodies are all different - waist, bum hips, height and thighs - we are all individuals and literally nobody measures the same all over. Part of our fit process when creating a new style is to see the piece on as many bodies as possible, and that's where TEAM OBUS comes in. Amongst our small team we have a variety of shapes, sizes and ages, which is SUCH a benefit when we're developing something new.
Between our best selling FOREVER JEAN and COMPANION denim styles, you’ll be sure to find your favourite fit.
The FOREVER JEAN earned its name because it's a style that is both modern and a total classic. A jean that is at home with a sneaker and winter woolie as it is elevated with an ankle boot and blouse. With a wide waistband and flattering pleated front, the FOREVER JEAN compliments curves to create the perfect silhouette. The FOREVER JEAN is the ultimate style – casual, trans-seasonal and classic.
"The barrel leg accentuates the hips and the perfectly positioned back seams give a leaner look from behind. Sitting high on the waist, they feel super comfy; and the denim feels more like a jogger denim that moves with your body than a heavier weight.
They are a fantastic style, ticking all the essential boxes: taper at the ankles, denim with a little stretch (but not too tight in the thigh), and a relaxed feel around the hips so they won’t flatten your bum!" 💕
The COMPANION JEAN is one of our most loved denim styes. Flattering and and versatile they create a sophisticated and stylish look that our customers love! A high waist & full length wide-leg create the perfect COMPANION for your favoured Obus look. We love them with a tucked in blouse and the ANTIPODES BOOT.
"I always struggle finding high-waisted jeans that actually hit the waist properly. These hit your waist beautifully and the wide leg is super flattering!"
Trying on at Home
One of the benefits of buying online means you get to try on your jeans in the comfort of your own home, and pair them with all your favourite Obus pieces. Our advice when trying on Obus Denim? Try on with shoes!
- Obus denim is made from BCI-accredited cotton (an initiative to facilitate a better, more sustainable way of growing cotton)
- The dying processes used to create our denim minimises water wastage and chemical run-off by 85% compared to conventional denim production
- We manufacture our small runs locally, keeping up with customer demand whilst avoiding excess stock.
For more information on Obus’ ethos regarding manufacturing and environmental impact click here.
Edit: July 9
#stayhome Melburnians xx
What an incredible time we have all just survived, well done ladies ~ you’re heroes! As lock down begins to ease we have reflected on what OBUS will look like on the other side.
And the future is bright, full of amazing new prints and styles we are looking forward to sharing. We've been working so hard behind the scenes and have news about the next part of our journey. With your amazing support over these past crazy months we have been given the opportunity to try new things; we've changed the way we work, the way we think about the future of Obus, and trialed new ways to share what we've made with you.
The amazing news is that these changes have worked! So that we can maintain momentum on this brave new Obus we've decided to close our beloved Gertrude St store... full of fond memories, the very first Obus destination, the one where we held all of our soirees and the store that for many of you was your weekly colour and pattern fix! We will miss seeing you at Gerty - but we know that we will see you instead at Obus in Northcote, Obus in the City - or of course online where so many of you are now enjoying shopping with us!
We are currently revamping Obus in Northcote - so that we can welcome you back in July to a fresh new space and a gorgeous new collection!
Please stay tuned for news about our City store - as restrictions continue to ease we will know when is the right time to open up Obus in the City again!
From the bottom of my heartsthank you for your unwavering support during this time - I know now more than ever that Obus is very loved and valued and we are so excited to share the next part of our journey with you.
Kylie and the Obus team xxx