Dec

28
2012

STF Founder Named Fashion Woman of the Year by Cincy Chic

Emily     Everyday Abolitionist, Press, STF News     0

Stop Traffick Fashion Founder & Managing Director, Emily Hill, was named the 2012 Fashion Woman of the Year by Cincy Chic magazine! Thanks to Cincy Chic readers and staff for choosing Emily and to the amazing volunteers and supporters that truly make the work of STF possible. You can read the full article here.


Dec

20
2012

Considering End of Year Giving?

Melissa     Empower Women, Partner Organization News     0

As holiday shopping draws to a close, you may be considering making end of year donations. Here are some organizations that have an impact on human trafficking, ethical fashion, and empowering women: Hagar International is a Christian organization that is committed to individualized, long-term assistance, using the social enterprise model as a tool for social rehabilitation and economic empowerment. Hagar works with women and children from backgrounds of violence, abuse and trafficking and supports them in their recovery, rehabilitation, job readiness and community reintegration. International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual

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Dec

18
2012

A Call to Action Against Human Trafficking

Melissa     Empower Women, Everyday Abolitionist     0

Earlier this month the Trust Women conference convened in London to talk about issues affecting women including human trafficking. Here’s more about the conference and its goals: The Trust Women Conference is about making connections that make a difference. It places the world’s most innovative leaders in women’s rights in front of the best minds in law, finance, technology, media, government and philanthropy, to help spark new collaborations and solutions. … Comprised of 350 delegates from around the world – female and male leaders in their fields – the conference will offer a provocative mix of keynote speeches, multimedia, plenary

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Dec

13
2012

Supply and Demand Fuels Human Trafficking

Melissa     Empower Women     0

   Ruchira Gupta, founder of Apne Aap, explains how human trafficking and prostitution are a supply and demand driven business in a recent article on The Guardian. Hear more from Ruchira in the videos above. “It’s a system based on supply and demand. The supply is formed by marginalised women and girls, who have very little choice, so traffickers take advantage of their vulnerabilities. Demand is based on pimps and johns, those who take advantage of the lack of choice these girls have,” she says. “On the demand side my organisation tries to get pimps into jail and tries to

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Dec

11
2012

Think Before You Wear

Melissa     Ethical Fashion     0

Young UK fashion designer Ada Zanditon shares this advice for environmentally ethical fashion: think before you wear. And the same idea applies to other realms of ethical fashion, including fashion that shuns human trafficking and forced labor. Read more from Ada below, and don’t forget to use the Ethical Shopping Guide and our Ethical Christmas List on Pinterest to help you think before you shop this Christmas. Ada hadn’t begun to even consider ethical fashion design till she happened to read a paper written by a friend about the impact of fashion on the environment. It was, she admits, a

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Dec

06
2012

Consumer Follow Through in Ethical Fashion

Melissa     Ethical Fashion, Everyday Abolitionist     0

Yesterday we posted some ethical fashion tips for your holiday shopping. A few weeks ago we posted about which apparel companies make ethical fashion. As consumers demand it, there’s more and more information about safety, fairness, and ethics all along the supply chain. It’s encouraging to me to be able to seek and find information in order to make the best choices when I’m shopping. But we have to follow through. When answering the question Is ethical shopping headed for the mainstream? this article at the Ethical Fashion Source says that even when we hold corporations responsible for their actions,

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Dec

05
2012

Free, Loved, Radiant for the Holidays! *Plus Ethical Shopping Tips*

Emily     Ethical Fashion     1

Gift-giving tells a lot about the person giving the gift. It also says a lot about the person receiving the gift. At Stop Traffick Fashion, our products also tell the story of the women who created them. Our t-shirts, bags, and jewelry are all made by women who are survivors of human trafficking or who are at risk of being trafficked. While their pasts are heartbreaking and uncertain, a quick look around our shop will show you that their present and future are anything but: “I am free. I am loved. I am radiant.” Share their voices of hope with

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Dec

04
2012

Ending Slavery in Our Time

Melissa     Everyday Abolitionist     0

This video shares Polaris Project’s vision and plan for the next ten years. (Find out how Polaris Project fought trafficking in its first ten years.) After your watch the video, go to their Raise Awareness page and see how you can get involved by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, hosting a book club, planning a movie night, and more.   Find out more about human trafficking. Shop ethical fashion made by survivors. Be a part of the solution: Be part of Stop Traffick Fashion.


Nov

29
2012

When Justice Is Not Just

Melissa     Partner Organization News, Rescue     0

   Talmage Payne, CEO of Hagar International, recently blogged about the difficulties of securing justice for victims of human trafficking. To turn victims into survivors, he suggest we redefine justice. Here’s more from his article; you can read the complete text here. The perpetrator is followed as he drives a young girl to a seedy hotel room and locks the door. The NGO tracking the known sex offender has already called their police counterparts. An arrest is imminent. But they wait. Not seconds or minutes but a full half hour. Confident that the rape is well enough along to cover

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Nov

28
2012

Which Apparel Companies Make Ethical Fashion?

Melissa     Books & Resources, Ethical Fashion     1

Free2work has compiled a comprehensive report on supply chain ethics in the apparel industry. It’s an impressive and useful document that can help you make more confident decisions in your holiday shopping. Below is more about the report. And a sample of one of the data charts—this chart is an overview; there are more specific ones for each topic. I love how the charts can give me a quick sense of how well a company’s efforts match my commitment to ethical fashion. Free2Work grades are an indication of the extent to which companies have traced their suppliers and established management

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