Today is Fair Tuesday & Our Store is 30% Off!
Fair Tuesday is ethical shopping’s response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we couldn’t be more excited to participate. The goal of #FairTuesday is to inspire conscious consumerism and show how an everyday purchase can change lives in a whole community. We are featuring fair trade and eco-friendly brands and inviting other businesses to take a step towards sustainability. Whether you are an individual, organization, or a member of the press, you can join the #FairTuesday movement in two simple ways: by buying one fair trade item on Tuesday, November 27th, and by helping us spread the word aboutRead more
STF featured for Ethical Fashion in Her Cincinnati Magazine
Want to learn more about ethical fashion? Check out the latest article featuring Stop Traffick Fashion in Her Cincinnati magazine. The article does a great job highlighting STF’s work and our focus on ethical fashion that empower survivors of human trafficking. Here are a few excerpts. You can read the full article below or on the Her Cincinnati website. “[Ethical Fashion] could encompass anything from what the product is made from — whether it exploits animals or the environment — all the way to who it’s made by,” says Hill. “To produce clothing so cheaply, you can’t be payingRead more
Join Freedom and Fashion!
Freedom and Fashion is a fashion-oriented, creative arts ministry and organization that serves as a resource hub for fair-trade businesses and non-profit organizations working to combat modern-day slavery, human trafficking, child labor and human rights violations. Are you a designer or organization whose products promote social justice? If so, FnF is interested in hearing from you! Partnering with Freedom and Fashion is a great way to showcase your designs and products without incurring any costs. With thousands attending their events and reading their magazines, as well as their growing network of contacts within the fashion industry, non-profit, and social enterpriseRead more
STF Featured on Trendhunter
Thanks to Trendhunter.com and Socialbusiness.org for featuring Stop Traffick Fashion and an interview with me! Trendhunter covers trends across a huge array of topics and Socialbusiness.org compiles all those related to social enterprises. Do you have any of your own favorite social enterprises? Leave a comment on this post, we’d love to hear from you so we can encourage support of other social enterprises and spread the word. Here are a couple of the Q&As from their article about STF: 1. How did the idea for the business model come about? Stop Traffick Fashion is part of my abolitionist journey.Read more
Ethical Shopping: Human Trafficking in the News
Below you’ll find good news from Apple, Fair Trade certification changes, and some yummy chocolate news. Hope for Ethical-Shopping Mac-Lovers “Think Fair”—Apple Becomes the World’s First Fair Trade Tech Company—Who’s Next? discusses Apple’s decision to disclose all of its suppliers and join the Fair Labor Association. This is exciting news. But the article also shows just how far Apple needs to come before its treatment of workers is worth bragging about. Out of its 156 suppliers, CNN reports: 18 facilities screened job candidates or current workers for hepatitis B, and 52 facilities lacked policies and procedures that prohibit discrimination based on results ofRead more
STF Style Files: 1.2012
Fair Trade Clothes: Conquering the Conscious Consumer Challenge
It’s no secret many (if not most) of the people who harvest the fibers for our clothes, weave the cloth, and sew the final product aren’t paid fairly. The more I learn about unfair labor the more I’m convinced: I need to seriously rethink my consumption. I’m reading a book called Friendship at the Margins. One of the authors, Chris Heuertz, international director of Word Made Flesh, tells about how he was visiting the home of some his friends in India. His friends are poor, and the mother and daughters all work constantly to scrape by. The daughters work inRead more
Fight Human Trafficking in the New Year
It’s January and many of us are stuck in the dreary sugar-crash that follows the most wonderful time of the year. Here at Stop Traffick Fashion we’re rising above the melancholy to gear up for an exciting new year. We’re evaluating our progress and setting new goals. On the blog, here are our new/continued goals: • We aim to help you learn more about human trafficking. • We want to show you how to empower women. • We strive to highlight some of the best fair trade products around (ours and others). Overall, as our business grows and changes, weRead more
Keep Girls Home for Christmas
Check out this blog post from Freeset this fall. It’s tough to face the heartbreak, but let the heartbreak fuel your resolve to the goal—no more trafficking. Ending trafficking keeps young girls safe at home—for the holidays and always. Shopping fair trade helps families have options and prevents the desperation and despair of poverty that helps fuel trafficking.
A Different Kind of Hustle & Bustle
By this point in December, many of you are probably starting to get worn out. Between parties and the mall, life just gets tiring. While most of us could use a bit of downtime, it’s important to remember that being busy doesn’t always mean being frantic and stressed out. Here’s a look at the busy world of 31Bits in Uganda. It’s a place where action brings life and joy. Here’s a bit more about their programs. The women of 31Bits encourage me to find ways to ditch the stress by remaining active in life-changing work.